Prosecutors To Delay B.G. Gun Case Sentencing
The rapper (real name: Christopher Dorsey) is scheduled to be sentenced on March 14th, and faces up to 40 years in prison. However, probation officers are recommending that B.G. receive a sentence of 100 to 125 months, roughly eight to 10 years in prison, according to court filings.
According to NOLA.com, federal prosecutors are requesting a delay on the final judgement, signaling that they objecting to the sentencing guidelines.
Prosecutors noted that they’ve received information about rapper from fellow federal prosecutors in Southern Illinois. However, they have not revealed what that information is.
The judge has yet to rule on the motion.
The charges stem from a November 2009 arrest, when B.G. and another man were caught with three weapons, along with loaded magazines and two extended clips, while driving in eastern New Orleans.
New Orleans police said two of the three guns had been reported stolen and the car itself had been stolen from an Alamo rental car parking lot.
He was eventually indicted on weapons possession charges, and being a convicted felon, faces a lot of time. He was later charged with witness tampering after authorities found out he had another man sign a false affidavit claiming ownership of the weapons.
B.G. is currently being held behind bars as he awaits his sentencing.