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Man Gets 17 Years For Role In T.I. Shooting

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A second man involved in the death of rapper T.I.’s assistant Philant Johnson in Cincinnati, Ohio, has been sentenced to 17-years in prison for his role in the deadly shooting.

 

He admitted to driving the vehicle that chased and exchanged gunfire with members of T.I.’s entourage on May 3, 2006, after a dispute in the club earlier in the evening.

 

His brother, Hosea, was convicted of being the trigger man in the deadly shooting.

 

In December, Hosea was convicted of Johnson’s murder based on his brother’s testimony.

 

He is serving 66 years in prison.

 

“I was a knucklehead,” Thomas said after being sentenced by U.S. District Judge Sandra Beckwith. “I wish I could take it back.”

 

Thomas was released from prison in 2002, after he served 14 years for rape and robbery.

 

Thomas, 41, was also involved in a massive drug conspiracy, which sent hundreds of pounds of marijuana from California to Cincinnati.

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