Jim Jones Strikes Plea Deal in Casino Brawl Case

The Dipset rapper avoids jail time for fight that sparked mini riot.

Posted: 10/03/2012 10:59 AM EDT
Jim Jones

Jim Jones has escaped legal trouble after striking a life-saving plea deal with prosecutors. The Dipset rapper had been charged with three simultaneous misdemeanors for his involvement in a February casino riot but, thanks to the deal, will now only be required to pay a $1,000 fine, TMZ reports.

The incident took place at the MGM Grand casino in Foxwoods, Connecticut, when an angry man reportedly got in Jones's face and the two started to fight. Things escalated to full-blown mayhem after their respective friends got involved and it took half-a-dozen cops and mace to get the riot under control.

At the time, Jones was arrested and charged with breach of peace, interfering with an officer and inciting a riot. He initially plead "not guilty" to all three, but under his recent deal with prosecutors he changed his plea on the interfering with an officer charge to "guilty." The other two charges were subsequently dropped and Jones will only be hit with the fine. Looks like the Harlem native dodged a bullet.

 

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