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T.I. Back in Federal Custody After Taking Luxury Bus to Halfway House

Lawyer says dispute with authorities is not drug related

September 2, 2011 8:15 AM ET
Clifford "TI" Harris
Clifford "TI" Harris
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T.I. was back in federal custody yesterday, less than 48 hours after his release, following a dispute involving the rapper taking a luxury bus from a prison in Arkansas to a halfway house facility in Atlanta. Steve Sadow, the rapper's attorney, told the Associated Press that the Federal Bureau of Prisons "has moved T.I. to a different facility." He declined to elaborate on what specific problem the authorities had with him taking the luxury bus to the halfway house, but clarified that it was not drug-related. "There appears to be confusion surrounding the method of transportation," he said.

Photos: A Day in the Life of T.I.
T.I. was released from a federal prison on Wednesday morning, one month before he was scheduled to finish serving time for a probation violation. The rapper had served seven months at the prison in 2009 after he was arrested for attempting to purchase unregistered guns from federal agents. He returned when he was busted on drug charges in Los Angeles last September. T.I. was set to begin filming a reality show for VH1 documenting his return home from prison, but it's unclear how his return to federal custody will affect that project.

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