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Ja Rule pleads guilty in 2007 weapon case

December 13, 2010 12:00:00 AM PST
Rapper Ja Rule pleaded guilty to attempted criminal possession of a weapon stemming from a 2007 gun possession charge.The rapper's sports car was stopped for speeding, and police said they found a loaded .40-caliber semiautomatic gun in the rear door of the vehicle.

In court on Monday, Ja Rule was promised a two-year prison sentence. He could have faced up to 15 years in prison, if convicted on the gun charge.

He is free until sentencing, on a date yet to be set. The rapper is due back in court Feb. 9 for an update.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.