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Rapper Lil' Kim Convicted of Perjury
AP/SF Chronicle ^ | 3/17/05 | LARRY NEUMEISTER, Associated Press Writer

Posted on 03/17/2005 2:38:07 PM PST by TFFKAMM

Rap diva Lil' Kim was convicted Thursday of lying to a federal grand jury to protect friends involved in a shootout outside a radio station.

Lil' Kim and her assistant were both convicted of perjury and conspiracy but acquitted of obstruction of justice. They each face up to 20 years in prison; sentencing was set for June 24.

The 29-year-old former sidekick and mistress of the late Notorious B.I.G., known for her revealing outfits and raunchy raps, testified that she did not notice two close friends at the scene of the 2001 shootout — her manager, Damion Butler, and Suif "Gutta" Jackson. Both men have since pleaded guilty to gun charges.

The jury saw radio station security photos showing Butler opening a door for Lil' Kim. And witnesses Antoine "Banger" Spain and James "Lil' Cease" Lloyd, who once teamed with Lil' Kim in the group Junior M.A.F.I.A, testified that Butler and Jackson were at the station with her.

Both defendants shook their heads as the verdicts were delivered. Lil' Kim's supporters broke out in sobs. After the verdict, when asked whether she had any comment, Lil' Kim shook her head...

(Excerpt) Read more at sfgate.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: New York
KEYWORDS: celebritycrime; court; crime; drugs; drugtraffic; dumbho; entertainment; gangsta; gangster; ghettotrash; hiphop; ho; hoebag; lilkim; littleho; littleliar; mob; music; newyork; organizedcrime; rap; trial

1 posted on 03/17/2005 2:38:07 PM PST by TFFKAMM
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To: TFFKAMM

Nooooooo!!!!


2 posted on 03/17/2005 2:40:25 PM PST by BenLurkin (O beautiful for patriot dream - that sees beyond the years)
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To: TFFKAMM
Do the rules apply??


3 posted on 03/17/2005 2:40:51 PM PST by RockinRight (Electing Hillary president would be akin to giving a drunken teenage boy keys to the Porsche)
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To: RockinRight

More appropriate, considering the circumstances...

5 posted on 03/17/2005 2:42:49 PM PST by TFFKAMM
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To: TFFKAMM

Does anyone have an idea what the sentence could be for someone convicted of perjury AND conspiracy?

Are we talking some serious jail time here? Or will some well-intentioned prosecutor give her a light sentence so she can do PSA's and other community activities?

Anyone?


8 posted on 03/17/2005 2:45:32 PM PST by MplsSteve
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To: maggiefluffs

Double barrel SKANK alert! Although that is one of the more flattering pictures I've seen of michael jackson (Nice Fro' Bro')


10 posted on 03/17/2005 2:47:15 PM PST by enraged (The "Bush's fault" joke never was funny and is getting really old)
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To: TFFKAMM

"I thought I was Li'l Kim."

11 posted on 03/17/2005 2:47:31 PM PST by dfwgator (It's sad that the news media treats Michael Jackson better than our military.)
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To: MplsSteve
Does anyone have an idea what the sentence could be for someone convicted of perjury AND conspiracy?

The penality for perjury is nothing. Just ask slick willy clinton.

Oh, wait, I forgot about Martha Stewart.

12 posted on 03/17/2005 2:49:54 PM PST by Graybeard58 (Remember and pray for Spec.4 Matt Maupin - MIA/POW- Iraq since 04/09/04)
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To: TFFKAMM

Hey since when is perjury a crime? She should have called Bill, He could have gotten her off.


13 posted on 03/17/2005 2:50:50 PM PST by TheRedSoxWinThePennant (Remember the Red Sox won the World Series on George Bush's watch!)
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To: MplsSteve

Da White Man Be Keepin' Me Down.....Word!!


14 posted on 03/17/2005 2:51:55 PM PST by CTOCS (This space left intentionally blank...)
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To: MplsSteve
Are we talking some serious jail time here? Or will some well-intentioned prosecutor give her a light sentence so she can do PSA's and other community activities? Anyone?

It's not up to the prosecutor, it's up to the judge. The Sentencing Guidelines are no longer mandatory, under a recent Supreme Court case, but most judges still follow them. I think (don't hold me to this) the guidelines for perjury are about 2 years.

15 posted on 03/17/2005 2:53:46 PM PST by Lurking Libertarian (Non sub homine, sed sub Deo et lege)
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To: TFFKAMM

Rap diva gotta Lil'Trouble Unh huh!


16 posted on 03/17/2005 2:54:07 PM PST by JOE6PAK ("Artificial intelligence is no match for natural stupidity.")
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To: MplsSteve
Are we talking some serious jail time here? Or will some well-intentioned prosecutor give her a light sentence..

Well, since sentencing is a judicial, not a prosecutorial function, I think we're safe on this one.

17 posted on 03/17/2005 2:57:24 PM PST by WL-law
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To: MplsSteve
I don't know what the sentence is for BOTH........HOWEVER I will wager a decent sum that the whatever the sentences are for EACH they will be served CONCURRENTLY.

So if she gets 2 for Perjury and 5 for conspiracy she will ONLY have to serve the 5 as the 2 will run CONCURRENTLY and as a result she will be out in 2.5 years with good behavior.

That is MINUS of course anything she has already served, if anything.

19 posted on 03/17/2005 3:03:21 PM PST by PISANO (We will not tire......We will not falter.......We will NOT FAIL!!! .........GW Bush [Oct 2001])
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To: WL-law

Sorry, I had a brain-dead moment.

I meant to say "Judge".


20 posted on 03/17/2005 3:03:28 PM PST by MplsSteve
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To: PISANO
as a result she will be out in 2.5 years with good behavior.

I agree the sentences will run concurrently, but there is no longer any parole in federal cases, and federal "good time" (time off for good behavior) is also very limited (I think to a maximum of 4 days a month).

21 posted on 03/17/2005 3:12:55 PM PST by Lurking Libertarian (Non sub homine, sed sub Deo et lege)
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To: TheRedSoxWinThePennant

"She should have called Bill, He could have gotten her off."

Or vice versa.


22 posted on 03/17/2005 3:18:30 PM PST by Hornet19 (Know what happens to a Democrat that takes Viagra? He just gets a little taller.)
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To: RockinRight

HOMINA-HOMINA-HOMINA! I've always been VERY physically attracted to L'il Kim. She's just so curvy and CUTE.

But a pretty face often hides an ugly heart, and I don't care for that thug-gangsta crap. Once rappers get rich, all that garbage is just for show.

23 posted on 03/17/2005 3:49:44 PM PST by FierceDraka (The Democratic Party - Aiding and Abetting The Enemies of America Since 1968)
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To: FierceDraka

Yeah, she's a cutie. But trash nonetheless.


24 posted on 03/17/2005 4:36:02 PM PST by TFFKAMM
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To: dfwgator

No, you are 'Ril Kim


25 posted on 03/17/2005 5:21:11 PM PST by newbie 10-21-00
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To: FierceDraka

She looks ugly to me after the plastic surgery on her nose and the skin lightening treatments.


26 posted on 03/17/2005 7:19:59 PM PST by Chewbacca (When it comes to Social Security, I'm Pro-Choice. I want to be able to opt-out.)
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To: FierceDraka

She a ho.


27 posted on 03/17/2005 7:22:05 PM PST by John Robertson
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To: Howlin; Ed_NYC; MonroeDNA; widgysoft; Springman; Timesink; dubyaismypresident; Grani; coug97; ...
Separated at birth?

Just damn.

If you want on the list, FReepmail me. This IS a high-volume PING list...

28 posted on 03/17/2005 7:26:32 PM PST by mhking (Do not mess with dragons, for thou art crunchy & good with ketchup...)
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To: Chewbacca
She looks ugly to me after the plastic surgery on her nose and the skin lightening treatments.

You mean she has the same disease as Jacko? In a few years she's gonna ha a nub for nose and be whiter than David Duke!

29 posted on 03/17/2005 7:27:12 PM PST by Chieftain (There are still many questions to be answered...)
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To: Chieftain
You mean she has the same disease as Jacko?

Yeah. A bad encounter with a Clorox bottle.

30 posted on 03/17/2005 7:27:52 PM PST by mhking (Do not mess with dragons, for thou art crunchy & good with ketchup...)
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To: MplsSteve
From another article on this:

"She is likely to be sentenced to several years in prison — a maximum of five years for each count — at her June 24 sentencing."

31 posted on 03/17/2005 7:58:31 PM PST by drt1
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To: TFFKAMM

She faces 20 years. Too bad she isn`t a Democ-rat President, she would have gotten a book deal.


32 posted on 03/17/2005 7:59:04 PM PST by Imaverygooddriver (I`m a very good driver and I approve this message.)
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To: TFFKAMM

33 posted on 03/17/2005 8:00:36 PM PST by monkapotamus
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To: TFFKAMM

she'll be livin' in a lil cell.


34 posted on 03/17/2005 8:09:35 PM PST by isom35
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To: TFFKAMM

HOLY!. Lil' Martha Stewart Bat'Skank...


35 posted on 03/17/2005 8:16:21 PM PST by hosepipe (This Propaganda has been edited to include not a small amount of Hyperbole..)
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To: TFFKAMM
Say it ain't so!! Rap stars are model citizens and pillars of society aren't they?

The other day I heard my 13 y/o daughter say "You can't spell crap with out rap". She didn't hear it from us, so it must be how how her friends feel.

I told her I agree with the sentiment 100%, but don't push your luck with the words you use.

36 posted on 03/18/2005 1:48:54 AM PST by libs_kma (USA: The land of the Free....Because of the Brave!)
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To: TheRedSoxWinThePennant
She should have called Bill, He could have gotten her off.

In more ways than one...I hear.

37 posted on 03/18/2005 6:41:07 AM PST by RockinRight (Electing Hillary president would be akin to giving a drunken teenage boy keys to the Porsche)
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To: TFFKAMM

Lock em up and throw away the key... fewer folks out there grandizing the thug lifestyle the better off we all will be.


38 posted on 03/18/2005 6:44:17 AM PST by HamiltonJay
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To: dfwgator

Seperated at birth? You be the judge.

39 posted on 03/18/2005 6:45:39 AM PST by HamiltonJay
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