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B.G. Sentenced To 14 Years In Federal Prison

Former Hot Boy B.G. is headed to federal prison for weapon and witness tampering charges.

B.G.'s legal saga has come to an unfortunate conclusion for the New Orleans rapper. reports that the former Hot Boy was sentenced Wednesday (July 18) to 14 years in federal prison for gun possession and witness tampering.

The report provides that B.G. arrived in a jumpsuit, and sat in a wheelchair.

The rapper, who was arrested after a 2009 traffic stop, previously pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm. He then obstructed justice by convincing one of his associates to claim ownership of the gun.

Prosecutors reportedly sough a 25-year prison sentence, citing B.G.'s past criminal activity. Prosecutors also claimed that he was "profiting off of New Orleans' "cycle of violence," pointing to his music videos as an example, but U.S. District Judge Ginger Berrigan declined to use them as a basis for a lengthier sentence.

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07/19/2012 12:33AM
B.G. Sentenced To 14 Years In Federal Prison
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