Ja Rule Gun Possession Case to Start Soon

By Michael Preston
|  Monday, Dec 13, 2010  |  Updated 2:30 AM PDT
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The courts may be getting ready to put it on Ja Rule.

The platinum-selling hip hop star is heading to court soon over a gun-possession charge, reports the Associated Press.

Jury selection in the trail will start on December 13 in Manhattan's State Supreme Court in the much-delayed case that stems from a July 2007 incident in which police say that they discovered a loaded semiautomatic gun in the rear door of his Maybach after being pulled over for speeding after a concert in New York City. The chauffeured car also lacked insurance and was being driven with a suspended registation.

Ja Rule pleaded not guilty to criminal weapon possession and his attorney maintains that the police made an unjustified stop and has questioned the DNA evidence in the case.

If found guilty, he could face up to four years in prison.

Ja Rule is probably best known for his collaborations with Jennifer Lopez ("I'm Real) and Ashanti ("Always on Time").

Selected Reading: Associated Press, WNYC, Yahoo

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