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Rapper Waka Flocka Flame found not guilty of gun charges

JONESBORO, Ga. — A lawyer for rapper Waka Flocka Flame said a jury has found his client not guilty of charges filed after a handgun was found in his carry-on bag during a security scan at Atlanta’s airport.

The rapper, whose real name is Juaquin Malphurs, was arrested in October 2014. He faced charges including carrying a weapon in an unauthorized location. Defense attorney Drew Findling said a Clayton County jury took less than a half hour Thursday to acquit his client following a fourday trial.

Findling said he’s extremely happy with the jury’s decision.

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