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Juelz Santana Pleads Guilty to Gun Charge, Faces 20 Years on Dec. 12 Sentencing

Santana admits guilt in airport case.

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Juelz Santana plead guilty to felony gun possession and carrying a weapon on an aircraft in Newark federal court on Thursday (August 16).

Santana, real name Laron James, was arrested in March after a .38 caliber handgun and nonprescription oxycodone pills were found in his carry-on bag at Newark Liberty International Airport.

Santana fled the scene while security searched his bag. He turned himself in three days later and has been free on $500,000 bail.

On December 12, Santana will be sentenced and faces up to 20 years as a convicted felon. In 2013, he received two years probation for pleading guilty to assaulting then girlfriend Kim “Bella” Vanderhee. The previous year, Santana was arrested after a raid of his studio yielded two 9mm handguns and three ounces of marijuana.

Santana’s last album was 2005’s What the Game’s Been Missing!

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Considering Santana’s legal team has been working on a plea deal for weeks, the possibility of him getting 20 years is extremely low. 3-5 years is likely, and with fed time you’re required to do 85% of that sentence.

In other words, the 36-year old Santana is likely going away until he’s 40 or close to it. All because he forgot he had guns in his bag. Leave the pills alone, people.

 

 

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