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T.I.

Accused of Tour Bus

Bait and Switch

9/2/2011 7:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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TMZ has learned ... the reason T.I. was hauled back to prison from his halfway house is that he allegedly misled prison officials into thinking he'd take a low-key mode of transportation from the prison to the halfway house -- and a tricked out tour bus isn't low-key.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ -- when a prisoner is incarcerated in a low or medium security prison ... prison officials can allow the inmate to use a private, unescorted mode of transportation to travel from the prison facility to the halfway house.

During the process of approving such a transfer, the prisoner must state specifically what mode of transportation he or she will be using.  Our sources tell us ... T.I. informed prison officials he would be taking some sort of van, but made no mention of the high-end, pimped out tour bus.

0902_ti_tour_bus_AP_subWe're told prison officials felt T.I. should have fully disclosed the nature of his party bus. Neither drugs nor alcohol were found on the bus.

And get this ... law enforcement sources tell us ... when the U.S. Marshals arrived at the halfway house to take T.I. back to prison, the halfway house honcho actually got into an argument with them, saying it was ridiculous to send him back for such an alleged violation.  But the Marshals had their orders, and took T.I. back to the pokey.

Hey ... we're guessing there wasn't a box for "Tour Bus" on the form.

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DirtySouth    

At first I thought it was TI's being stupid, but this is obviously the result of big government's inefficiency. How many man-hours did this take? This is also an example of why brothers need to be careful to stay out of prison in the first place. All that's needed is to get you in the first time. From that point, all of your actions outside the prison come under scrutiny, and it's very easy to get locked up. With that said, where was his attorney? He should have reviewed the form his client signed and ensured everything was clear. The attorney doesn't have a problem putting out a sound bite and billing his client to clean up the mess, but he doesn't have the sense to prevent it from happening in the first place. Get new lawyers TI.

1115 days ago
17.

david    

thats harassment!!!!

1115 days ago
18.

justsaying23    

He broke the "rules" which a lot of inmates going for the BOP to HWH do. His mistake was advertising it. Couldn't the Wifey just have picked you up in the Panamera? Come on now. The reasons why it's so "trivial" is because in reality he is still in custody of the Federal Bureau of Prisons. Simple as that...you break the rules and make them look stupid, they will make you look stupid back.

I almost had respect for T.I. but it's all but gone now...what makes him special?? He's LUCKY he got the LIGHT sentence he got in the first place...and all he's done is F*$K it off...others with the guns he had would be in Fed Prison for at least 8 years or longer.

1115 days ago
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TMZ Is Destined To Be The Next News of The World    

**** the system! This is bull****!

1115 days ago
20.

Cari    

Never heard of this guy, T.I.

1115 days ago
21.

Kmr1    

T.I...........Jailed.
Casey Anthony..........Free
Different state, different rules. Yup.....this does make a lot of sense. NOT!

1115 days ago
22.

MoonDust    

Well, I am not a fan of this guy, but it sounds ridiculous to send him back to jail over that.

1115 days ago
23.

tgrfan42069    

not a fan of ti but this seems like they are just out to get him.

1115 days ago
24.

Dana    

how stupid!!!! here comes a lawsuit

1115 days ago
25.

MsRita    

Because Rappers should bow down to the system and have someone pick him up in a bucket. Rappers make Millions and Police Officers should become Rappers get the woman.

1115 days ago
26.

bobcollum    

The law is the law, stupid or not. All parties involved were aware of the situation, and he chose to disregard what he knew he wasn't supposed to do and did it anyway....isn't that why he was there in the first place?

1115 days ago
27.

Dr Ema    

Helloooo - you people should know how our government and legal systems works by now. Obviously T I has stepped on the toes of someone important with power. He will be hounded like this for years to come or someone will suddenly find him dead somewhere from an ALLEGED drug over dose or SUSPECTED suicide....that is how it works - it always has. I should think the bigger quesiton here is WHO and WHY???

1115 days ago
28.

Dr Ema    

Helloooo - you people should know how our government and legal systems works by now. Obviously T I has stepped on the toes of someone important with power. He will be hounded like this for years to come or someone will suddenly find him dead somewhere from an ALLEGED drug over dose or SUSPECTED suicide....that is how it works - it always has. I should think the bigger quesiton here is WHO and WHY???

1115 days ago
29.

if u need ur mommy ur a commie    

where will this end? the US is going down the drain.
we live in a police state

1115 days ago
30.

vicky7    

eally-they wast tax payers money on this boy-its a witch hunt and certainly racial-somebody in that posse hates TI -but like the other guy said he will shine even bigger n better -yes he has a problem-how may celebrity whites has this is problem -look at Lindsey Lohan-she broke her stuff so many times n no hauls her back to JAIL-really TI hang in there you will shine again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1115 days ago
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