Rapper Lil Wayne pled responsible in federal courtroom to illegally possess a firearm, prosecutors stated on Friday, and he faces as much as 10 years in jail.
Wayne, 38, was discovered final December with a loaded, gold-plated .45 calibre handgun in his baggage aboard a non-public aircraft that had landed at an government airport close to Miami.
The rapper was beforehand discovered responsible of a felony crime, prohibiting him from having the weapon or ammunition. Prosecutors from the U.S. Lawyer`s workplace for the Southern District of Florida stated in a written assertion that police had acquired an nameless tip that Wayne was carrying the firearm.
Howard Srebnick, the final recognized lawyer representing Wayne, whose actual title is Dwayne Michael Carter, didn’t instantly reply to requests for remark.
Wayne is scheduled to be sentenced on Jan. 28. TMZ reported on its web site on Friday that Wayne reached a plea take care of prosecutors in alternate for leniency, however in the end his sentence is as much as U.S. District Decide Kathleen Williams.
Prosecutors didn’t instantly reply to requests for remark relating to any plea deal.