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'Apprentice' Star

Not Guilty in

Alleged Wife-Choking

6/26/2011 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

One of the contestant's on last year's "The Apprentice" is no lady-choking criminal ... according to a jury of his peers which just  found Genesiac Folkes "not guilty" of strangling his wife.

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Folkes was on trial in Collin County, TX for allegedly attacking his wife in May 2010 ... but on Wednesday, the jury came through with the verdict he was hoping for ... not guilty. 

The former "Apprentice" contestant tells TMZ, the entire experience was a nightmare -- claiming the legal system shafted him from the beginning ... because officials never asked his side of the story.

Folkes adds, he's still grateful with the result -- even though he feels the justice system needs a total overhaul.

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1.

elle    

He looks like OJ Simpson in the right picture.....just saying....

1185 days ago
2.

Horndog    

Is that the guy from American Idol that calls everyone "dog"

1184 days ago
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Superman    

I hard;y believe that "officials" didn't ask for his side of the story before prosecuting him!! That's what they do!

1184 days ago
4.

Superman    

*hardly

1184 days ago
5.

Sapphyre    

When I read this, I was curious to see if his wife was black or white. She's white. Nuff said.

1184 days ago
6.

Carl    

This kind of freaked me out at first because the guy looks a LOT like Michael Dorn (Worf on Star Trek: TNG) and I couldn't imagine Dorn doing anything like that.

1184 days ago
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tellertribe    

Some people call it a sling-blade. yikes

1184 days ago
8.

T    

I agree. The justice system is a joke.

1182 days ago

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