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Master P and Silkk Plea No Contest to Weapons Charges

(Mar. 13, 2:10PM ET) -- TMZ was in an LA courtroom Monday morning when rap impresario Master P and his brother, rapper Silkk the Shocker, pleaded guilty to weapons charges stemming from their arrests last month for carrying unregistered guns. The two faced up to three years in state prison if convicted.

Master P (aka Percy Miller) was not present in court and had his lawyer do the talking for him. In exchange for his guilty plea, the felony weapons charge he faced was reduced to a misdemeanor, he was sentenced to one day in jail (which he won't have to serve because he has credit for time served), ordered to pay a fine of $720 and will have to serve 40 hours of community service either with Hurricane Katrina relief efforts or speaking to high school students about the danger of guns. The judge gave the 'Dancing With the Stars' contestant 90 days to complete these requirements.

His brother -- whose real name Vyshonn Miller -- was not so lucky. His charge was not reduced-- he pleaded guilty to the felony and was placed on three years felony probation. He was also ordered to pay the same fine as his brother and serve the same community service. One interesting side note, TMZ has learned the weapons were registered to the owner of the vehicle -- one of Vyshonn's friends -- a hearing will be set to decide what to do with the firearms.

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Source: TMZ.com

And it looks like things may be looking up for Master P's younger brother, C-Murder (now C-Miller)...

C-Murder could be out of jail as early as Wednesday after the Louisiana Supreme Court overturned his second-degree murder conviction and ordered a new trial on Friday.

The rapper (born Corey Miller), brother of Master P, has been facing life in prison without parole in the wake of his 2003 conviction in connection with the killing of 16-year-old Steve Thomas outside the now-shuttered Platinum Club in Harvey, Louisiana, in January 2002.

The high court agreed with the lower court judge, who said the jury should have been told about the criminal backgrounds of witnesses who testified against Miller (who renounced his longtime stage name last year and took the alias C-Miller), according to Miller's attorney, Ron Rakosky. The district attorney's office has not decided whether it would retry Miller, who still faces an attempted-murder charge in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where he is accused of shooting a club owner and patron in August 2001

Source: VH1.com

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