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Rapper Jim Jones guilty in NY Bentley case

Rapper Jim Jones appears in a photo on his Myspace page. (www.myspace.com/jimjones)

October 6, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
Rapper Jim Jones pleaded guilty to driving his Bentley in New York with a suspended license.

He entered his plea Thursday to a traffic misdemeanor and was sentenced to a $200 fine.

Jones' defense attorney said the rapper had not realized his license had been suspended due to a traffic ticket he hadn't fully paid.

The attorney said Jones wanted to resolve the case to get on with his career and a charity project. He was arrested in March in Manhattan.

Jones' "We Fly High" was one of 2007's top-selling rap tracks.

He's said he's doing his best to stay out of the Manhattan criminal courthouse. He pleaded guilty there in 2009 to a misdemeanor assault charge for punching one of R&B star Ne-Yo's friends.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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