Lil Wayne Pleads Guilty to Federal Gun Charge

Written by on December 11, 2020

Lil Wayne faces as much as 10 years in jail after pleading responsible to a federal weapons cost.

The 38-year-old rapper appeared by way of a digital courtroom listening to in Miami on Friday (Dec. 11) the place he pled responsible to illegally possessing a firearm as a previously convicted felon. Federal brokers found the .45-caliber handgun throughout a search of his non-public airplane whereas touring from Los Angeles to Miami on Dec. 23, 2019.

As a convicted felon from over a decade in the past, Wayne wasn’t alleged to be in possession of a weapon. However he admitted to proudly owning the gold-plated pistol, which was present in baggage together with bullets, suspected cocaine, ecstasy, heroin, cough syrup, and $25,938 in money.

The crime carries a sentence of as much as 10 years in federal jail, however Weezy might not serve a lot arduous time. The federal government agreed to suggest a lighter sentence in change for the responsible plea, claims TMZ. Sentencing tips vary from one 12 months to 2 years along with his acceptance of duty, in accordance with the Miami Herald.

Previous to final month’s presidential election, Wayne met with President Donald Trump. He may doubtlessly ask Trump to subject a pardon earlier than he leaves workplace on Jan. 20. Wayne’s protection lawyer, Howard Srebnick, declined to touch upon the potential pardon.

His sentencing listening to is scheduled for Jan. 28, 2021.

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