Gucci Mane Sentenced To 39 Months In Jail On Gun Charges

A federal judge has sentenced the rapper known as Gucci Mane to 39 months in prison after serving a sentence on the firearms charge for which he was indicted late last year. The judge, who told the rapper that his grandchildren consider him to be “quite cool,” also informed the 34-year-old performer that he might have to limit his time on the road following release.

This is the latest chapter in a story that has plagued Gucci Mane for the better part of two years. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that Mane has served 11 months of the sentence already. If he chose to go to trial, rather than reach the plea agreement, he faced up to 10 years in prison.

In addition to his stint in jail, Mane has also been told he must report to a drug rehabilitation center and stay on the West Coast, far from his associates in the city of 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,” Mane’s lawyer, Drew Findling, said. “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.”

Mane was caught in the middle of 2013 with a handgun and bullets at a time when he was serving probation for another felony. A few days later, police were called by an anonymous source claiming that Mane was acting erratically. According to Rolling Stone, Mane was confronted by police and grew “increasingly agitated with officers and began cursing and threatening them.” At that time, he was carrying a Glock 40-caliber handgun, 11 bullets and marijuana. By December, Mane was indicted on two counts of possession of a firearm by a felon.

All this trouble with the legal system has not slowed Gucci’s creativity. His latest album, Gucci Vs Guwop, hit stores on August 15. His next mixtape is set for release in September.

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