Rapper T.I. Challenges Evidence

ATLANTA (AP) _ Rapper T-I says evidence collected in the federal
weapons case against him and statements he made to authorities were
illegally obtained.

Attorneys for T-I, whose real name is Clifford Harris, filed motions Monday in U-S District Court in Atlanta seeking to suppress evidence seized from the vehicle he was in when he was arrested on October 13th and statements he made to authorities on the day of his arrest.

The attorneys allege that the vehicle was searched without a warrant, consent or probable cause. They also allege that Harris' detention might NOT have been proper, statements he made to authorities may NOT have been voluntary and agents may have failed to honor his rights.

The motions did NOT elaborate on the basis for the legal challenges, but said more details would be filed later.

There was NO immediate ruling by a judge.

Authorities say the 27-year-old Harris tried to buy unregistered machine guns and silencers. Authorities say he already had three guns in his car, one of them loaded, when he was arrested.


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