Prosecutors to T.I.: Don't press your luck

Nov. 9, 2007 at 1:30 PM
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ATLANTA, Nov. 9 (UPI) -- U.S. rapper T.I., who is under house arrest while he awaits trial on weapons charges, is no longer seeking to have Thanksgiving dinner at his Georgia home.

Lawyers for T.I., whose real name is Clifford Harris Jr., filed a motion this week requesting a judge reconsider allowing him to have more than three guests at his home for the holiday.

Two days later, his lawyers withdrew their request after prosecutors opposed an exception to the terms set in his bond conditions, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported Friday.

"The defendant is asking this Court for the very kind of special treatment to which this Court made clear the defendant was not entitled," federal prosecutors wrote in their response to Harris' request.

"His constant requests for more visitors, recent complaints about 'delays' in the approval of visitors, and requests for maintenance workers and a traditional Thanksgiving dinner with 'family' show that the defendant does not ... appreciate the generosity of the Court in granting his release...."

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