Jim Jones Arraigned

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April 27, 2011 | 4:10am EST

Rapper Jim Jones was back in a New York City courthouse on Tuesday to be formally charged with driving on a suspended license.
The hip-hop star didn’t enter a plea to the driving offense at his arraignment, which came less than a month after he was pulled over for entering a bus lane in Manhattan on 30 March. He was arrested when cops found his license had been suspended over an unpaid ticket.

His lawyer Marianne E. Bertuna insists her client believed his license was in good standing, according to the Associated Press.

As he left the court, Jones told reporters, “I’m trying to stay out of this place!”

But Jones, who is free without bail, will have to return to court in June.