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Judge to Ja Rule -- No Bailin' Out Your Peeps!

2/27/2008 5:15 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Ja Rule was in court today in Manhattan for a hearing concealed weapons charges, and -- get this --the judge slammed Ja for paying his co-defendants' bail!

The rapper (real name: Jeffrey Atkins) was in Manhattan Supreme Court, and Judge Micki Scherer told Ja that he "put himself in the position of perhaps controlling the outcome of the case" by posting as much as $150,000 for Dennis Cherry and Mohamed Gamal. And the judge ordered the other guys to pay their own bail -- or pay Ja back!

Ja's lawyer indicated that Cherry and Gamal will come up with their own packages. The trio will be back in court March 20. Ja was popped for having a concealed handgun in his car last July.


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