Jim Jones Strikes Deal in Casino Brawl Case

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Rapper-turned-reality-star Jim Jones arranged a deal with New York City prosecutors that will allow him to walk away relatively scott-free for charges stemming from a February brawl at a Connecticut casino, reports TMZ.

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The VH1 co-star of “Chrissy and Mr. Jones” originally pleaded “not guilty” for the three misdemeanor charges that included assault on a police officer, inciting a riot, and breach of peace. After prosecutors mulled it over and dropped all remaining charges, though, the 36-year-old hip-hop artist changed his plea to guilty for the interfering with an officer charge and was ordered to pay a mere $1,000 fine.

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At a party hosted by hip-hop mogul P. Diddy at the MGM Grand at Foxwoods Casino, the brawl got poppin’ when a drunken man stepped up to Jones, whose actual name is Joseph Guillermo Jones, and began allegedly talking smack as Jones was leaving a party. Eventually, the stranger reportedly popped him in the face.

Afterward, Jones and his crew took matters in to their own hands and all-out mayhem ensued. When police showed up at the mob scene, Jones was maced, handcuffed, and hauled in to custody by five officers. Reportedly, Jones did not know his attacker nor why the man struck him.

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The case has been now officially closed.

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