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Petey Pablo Sentenced to Prison

Petey Pablo is headed to the big house after being sentenced to 35 months in a federal prison after pleading guilty earlier this year to possession of a stolen firearm.

According to Billboard’s The Juice, the rapper, born Moses Barrett III, was handed the nearly three year sentence in the U.S District Court in New Bern, N.C., on Sept. 26.

Pablo’s sentence comes just over a year after he was arrested at the Raleigh-Durham International Airport on Sept. 11, 2010, when airport security discovered a 9mm handgun and ammunition in his carry-on luggage after it passed through an X-ray machine.

Things went further downhill for the “Raise Up” rapper, a convicted felon who previously spent six years in prison for armed robbery in the ‘90s, once it was discovered that the gun was stolen. According to authorities, the investigation showed that the gun was stolen during a home invasion in Gardena, Calif., in 2005.

In March, Pablo entered into a guilty plea agreement with federal prosecutors in exchange for them dropping two other charges; possession of a firearm by a felon and attempting to take the gun onto the plane. –nicholas robinson


2 Comments

  1. Rhonda402001 on September 29, 2011 at 10:36 pm

    I DONT LIKE THIS GUY,NOR RAP, BUT I HATE RACIST GOVERNMENT ,MORE I NEVER EVER SEE THEM CHASING DOWN ROCKERS NEVER, SO ONE SHOULD STAND UP AND SAY SOMETHIG,I HAVE WATCHED WITH MY OWN EYE COPS POUR OUT AND THROUGH AWAY THE DRUGS AND DOPE FOUND ON ROCKERS AND WHITE ACTORS, LIMBACH WAS RIGHT WHITES ARE REBEL.

    • Rhonda402001 on September 29, 2011 at 10:45 pm

      EVENTHOUGHT IT WAS WHITES THAT ELECTED OBAMA ,THE WHITE REPUBLICAN HAVE REBELED AGAINST BLACKS IN RECORD NUMBERS…ITS EVERYWHERE AND THE COPS HAVE TURNED IT UP SEVERAL DEGREES,IT JUST SADDENDS ME TO NO END THAT OBAMA WOULD MAKE SUCH STATMENTS AS HE HAS IN THE LAST WEEK OR SO ,AS THOUGHT BLACKS ARE MADE OF STEEL AND NOT FLESH AND BLOOD..AND TO TELL BLACKS WHAT THEY ARE THINKING,HE CLEARLY HAS NO IDEA THE MENTAL TORTURE WE BLACKS ARE GOING THROUGH ,WHICH BY THE WAY MR.PRESIDENT ,GIVING BLACKS BETTER MENTALHEALTH TREATMENT AND LESS PUNISHMENT FOR BEING HUMAN SHOULD BE PRIORITY , IN ORDER FOR REAL CHANGE IN OUR COMMUNITY.U CAN GIVE US THOUSANDS OF JOBS BUT IF OUR MENTALITIES ARE CONSTANTLY CHALLEGED,IT MAKES FOR A STRESSFUL WORK LIFE AND WHAT REAL MAN ,LIKE MOST BLACKMEN ARE WHAT TO GO TO WORK TO BE CONSTANTLY BELITTLED AND REMINDED HOW UNIMPORTANT AND EASILY REPLACED HE/SHE IS.