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7/31/2003 6:56:47 AM

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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight was sent back to prison for 10 months on Thursday for punching a parking attendant at a Hollywood nightclub, state corrections officials said.

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Knight, who was arrested last month over the incident, was found in violation of his parole after a daylong hearing into the matter at a Los Angeles jail.

Attorneys for the 315-pound Knight had vowed to clear him, saying that he had "never touched anybody" during the altercation.

The incident happened outside the White Lotus Club, a popular celebrity hangout that is frequented by Playboy founder Hugh Hefner, actress Jennifer Garner (news) and singers Jewel and Jessica Simpson (news).

The arrest was Knight's second for parole violations. The 37-year-old "gangsta" rap mogul was arrested in December and spent 61 days in jail. He was cleared of most of the allegations against him, and ordered to perform community service.

Knight was paroled from prison in 2001 for an earlier assault conviction.

A spokesman for Knight's record label Death Row Records could not be reached for comment. The lawyer that represented him before the parole board was also not immediately available.

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