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Lil Wayne pleads guilty to federal gun charge in Florida

Rapper Lil Wayne has pleaded guilty in a Miami court to a federal gun charge stemming from a December 2019 incident at the Opa Locka Executive Airport.

Dec. 12 (UPI) -- Rapper Lil Wayne has pleaded guilty in a Miami court to a federal gun charge stemming from a December 2019 incident at the Opa Locka Executive Airport.

The U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Florida said in a news release the 38-year-old musician, who was born Dwayne Carter, faces up to 10 years in federal prison after entering the plea Friday.

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Carter is due to be sentenced Jan. 28.

He was charged with criminal possession of a firearm and ammunition as a prior felony offender after it was discovered he took a private flight with a loaded, gold-plated .45-caliber handgun in his bag.

Possession of the gun and ammunition was illegal because of Carter's past history as a felon.

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