Diplomat Jim Jones has reportedly turned down a proposed plea deal relating to his recent arrest in New York City for driving while having a suspended license. During an in court appearance yesterday (April 26th), Jones said he had no intention of confessing.
Harlem rapper Jim Jones turned down a plea deal on Tuesday and may be headed to trial for driving his Bentley on a minor suspended license charge. "I'm trying to stay out of this place," the hip hop artist quipped in his second court case in two years. (New York Daily News)
Jim Jones' attorney recently spoke on her clients behalf, downplaying the suspended license charge.
"He believed he had a valid license," his lawyer, Marianne Bertuna, said after court. "Sometimes, if you're traveling as he does, and you miss a notice about an outstanding fine, they suspend you automatically." Jones joked that he had no idea why he rejected the DA's request that he plead guilty to misdemeanor driving without a license and pay a $500 fine. "I have no idea what's going on!" he said, laughing. "What my lawyer said to do, I do. That's what I pay lawyers for." Bertuna said she hopes the matter will be resolved with a plea to a traffic infraction on Jones' next court date, June 15. (New York Post)
Jim Jones – Arrested in New York City