Gucci Mane has been sentenced by a federal judge to spend 39 months in jail after pleading guilty to a federal firearms charge in May 2014.
Rapper Gucci Mane, 34, whose real name is Radric Davis, pleaded guilty to a charge of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon after reaching an agreement with prosecutors.
The judge also sentenced the rapper to serve three years of supervised release with limitations on his travel during that time and to pay a $5,000 fine.
Radric Davis has already spent 11 months in custody, which leaves him with 28 months remaining on his sentence. Had he gone to trial, Gucci Mane could have been sentenced to up to 10 years in prison.
According to the indictment, on September 12, 2013, police caught Radric Davis, a felon on probation, with a Taurus 45-caliber handgun and eight rounds of ammunition.
Two days later, a friend concerned about the rapper’s behavior also called Atlanta police.
About 1 a.m. September 14, 2013, authorities found Radric Davis walking near Moreland and East Confederate avenues. The rapper became “increasingly agitated with officers and began cursing and threatening them”.
The officers arrested Davis and discovered he was carrying a handgun and small amount of marijuana, police said at the time. The federal indictment claims Gucci Mane was in possession of a Glock 40-caliber handgun and 11 rounds of ammunition.
His lawyers asked U.S. District Judge Steve Jones on August 20, 2014, to recommend that the Bureau of Prisons put the rapper in a drug program and to house him in a facility on the West Coast, away from negative influences he has in Atlanta.
“He understands he has some work ahead of him and his goal is to bring resolution to this case and get back to performing,” said Drew Findling, Radric Davis’ attorney.
“He doesn’t want anything to distract him. He wants to do anything to get back to the work place and the work place is the stage.”
While on probation after he is released from prison, however, Gucci Mane will be allowed to leave the Northern District of Georgia no more than seven days a month unless he has his probation officer’s permission. Radric Davis told the judge his tours usually lasted 14 to 15 days.
Judge Steve Jones lectured Radric Davis about redirecting his life once he is released.
“You’re a young man, You have a full life before you. … I see a lot of famous people move outside the line,” the judge said.
If Gucci Mane continues to break the law, Judge Steve Jones said: “You’re going to wake up one morning broke. You’re going to wake up one morning back in prison.”
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