After being convicted on two counts of firearm
possession as a felon in March, Project Pat
was sentenced to serve a four year prison term on Tuesday (June 11). The conviction
stems from an event in January 2001, in which he was pulled over for speeding
in an SUV. When Pat was pulled over, police found two revolvers under his seat.
Pat was tried once on these charges in January
but a Memphis, Tennessee federal court jury deadlocked and the second trial
was moved to Jackson, Tennessee. 36 Mafia group member DJ Paul alleges racism.
“He was tried by an all white jury, you tell me,” Paul told AllHipHop.com. Pat
was facing up to 10 years in prison and a $250,000 dollar fine when he is sentenced
June 6. Juicy J, Project Pat’s brother, said that that prosecutor was jealous
of his brothers success.
Pat was also assigned three years of supervised
release following his confinement, a $75,000 fine, and $200 in court fees.
Project Pat’s Layin The Smackdown is due
in stores in November. In other Hypnotize Minds related news, DJ Paul’s Underground
Vol.16 is in stores now, Koopsta Knicca’s Da K Project is in stores
and Juicy J’s Chronicles Of The Juice Man will hit stores in July.