RICK ROSS GETS SWEET PLEA DEAL IN KIDNAPPING CASE
4/4/2017 4:18 PM PDT
Rick Ross just struck a plea deal in his kidnapping trial … and he’s dodged multiple felony bullets.
The rapper was in a Fayette County courtroom Tuesday facing kidnapping, aggravated assault, aggravated battery and other charges for allegedly holding a groundskeeper on his Georgia estate at gunpoint, forcing him into a guesthouse and pistol-whipping the guy.
Under the deal, Ross pled no contest to 1 felony count of aggravated assault. The other felony charges were dropped. Ross was sentenced to time served in jail — he had been locked up for a week. He was also ordered to pay a $10,000 fine.
Now here’s the sweet part of the deal for Ross. He’s being sentenced as a first time felony offender … that means when he pays the $10k fine — which he’ll do Tuesday night — the conviction is erased from his record.
But it’s not that easy. Prosecutors got more … Ross pled no contest to 5 misdemeanors — assault, battery, 2 counts of pointing a pistol at someone, and possession of less than 1 oz of pot. For the 5 misdemeanors he was given a total of 60 months probation.
One huge benefit for Ross … under the deal, his travel will not be restricted.