Breaking News! T.I. Released From Prison
by Danielle Canada December 22, 2009, 18:04pm
"The king's baaaaack!" That's the latest catch phrase buzzing through Atlanta as news is spreading that T.I. has been released from jail.
As previously reported, T.I. was expected to be released shortly from a federal prison in Arkansas to continue to serve his sentence in a halfway house. Now just six days later, that day has finally come.
The announcement was made official through Grand Hustle executives and affiliates.
Amir Boyd, head of Marketing and Promotions for Grand Hustle, announced it through his Twitter saying, “The KING is home y'all! Merry Christmas!”
Comedian Lil Duval, who is signed to the Grand Hustle emblem chimed in on the celebration saying, “Tip is free now all u losers ass rappers can clock out. GRAND HUSTLE got it from here...”
He also made sure to mention while the King is home, he isn't completely free of the shackles of the legal system. He added, “Hold dont get it twisted tip is free but he ain't free free yet.”
Geto Boy Willie D Pleads Guilty To Wire Fraud...Awaits Sentencing
Former Geto Boys member Willie D plead guilty today in a Houston, Texas court to wire fraud charges. As Hip-Hop Wired previously reported, Willie was arrested for selling iphones on the Internet and originally plead not guilty to 15 counts.
Willie D, real name William James Dennis, allegedly posed as an online salesman for a company that was selling the iPhone. Dennis would then proceed to take the orders through eBay as well and other online channels.
The crime being considered is once the funds were sent; they were transferred into the rapper's account. In order to fool the buyers, he sent out fake tracking numbers, but never sent them the iPhone. When the buyers tried to get in contact and figure out where their purchase was, Dennis reportedly told them that their package was lost in the mail. He would not provide refunds for the buyers until he was able to find the whereabouts of the alleged phone.
The case was made known when an overseas purchaser made a complaint with the authorities which makes the crime international.
Returning from a trip overseas, Dennis was detained by federal authorities at Bush Intercontinental after being indicted for his relationship with a company named Texas One Wireless. He was released on bail in May after posting bond.
Willie D will be sentenced on April 23, 2010 and could spend up 20 years in the bing and is looking at a $250-thousand fine.