Man Gets 17 Years In Attack On Rapper's Entourage

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Cincinnati (AP) -- A man who testified that he drove a jeep during a highway gun battle that killed a member of the rapper T.I.'s entourage has been sentenced to 17 years in prison.

Forty-one-year-old Padron Thomas was sentenced Wednesday on gun charges and unrelated federal drug charges.

He testified in December against his brother, Hosea Thomas, who was sentenced to 66 years in prison for shooting Philant Johnson in May 2006 after a T.I. concert in Cincinnati.

Three others were injured.

The grammy-winning rapper was not hurt.

In exchange for his testimony, the judge gave Padron Thomas a reduced sentence for his involvement in a drug ring that shipped hundreds of pounds of marijuana from California to Cincinnati.

(Copyright 2009 by the Associated Press. All rights reserved.)


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  • by messed up Location: parkersburg on Jun 28, 2009 at 06:59 AM
    ONE THING THAT REALLY MAKES ME IS THAT SOMEONE CAN MURDER SOMBODY AND GET A COUPLE OF YEARS..BUT ATTEMPT TO MURDER SOMEONE FAMOUS AND YOU GET ALMOST LIFE. REGARDLESS IF YOUR FAMOUS WE ALL STILL PUT OUR CLOTHES ON 1 LEG AT A TIME..THAT IS TRULY UPSETTING..THESE LAWS ARE A DISGRACE RAPISTS AND MURDERERS GET A SLAP ON THE WRIST. BUT RAPE OR MURDER A CELEBRITY OR LAW ENFORCEMENT AND GET LIFE WHERES THE JUSTICE IN THAT? I THINK THE PUNISHMENT SHOULD BE THE SAME NO MATTER WHO GETS RAPED OR MURDERED.
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