Rapper Jim Jones Guilty In NY Bentley Driving Case

Jim Jones has pleaded guilty to making a mistake on the road: driving his Bentley in New York with a suspended license.

He pleaded guilty Thursday to a traffic misdemeanor and was sentenced to a $200 fine.

Defense lawyer Marianne Bertuna says Jones hadn’t realized his license had been suspended over a traffic ticket he hadn’t fully paid. She says he wanted to resolve the case to get on with his career and a charity project. He was arrested in March in Manhattan.

Jones’ “We Fly High” was one of 2007’s top-selling rap tracks.

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The rapper performs at the 2008 VH1 Hip Hop Honors show in New York.

He’s said he’s doing his best to stay out of the Manhattan criminal courthouse. He pleaded guilty there in 2009 to a misdemeanor assault charge for punching one of R&B star Ne-Yo’s friends.