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3/11/2004 2:09:11 PM

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And here we were thinking Lil' Kim was streetwise and we could leave her alone on the mean streets of the big city. Now she's let some guy lead her on a wild Gucci chase.

John Acheson, 31, told her lawyer that he knew where her missing jewelry was when, in fact, he knew nothing about it. Acheson managed to successfully skip jail time by pleading guilty to a lesser charge of attempted grand larceny, New York's Daily News reports.

Acheson was sentenced to five days behind bars and a $500 fine, rather than up to four years in jail, for his role in trying to flim-flam the hip-hop diva.

Kim's lawyer Mel Sachs got a call from Acheson last summer, three days after a thief made off with $250,000 worth of her jewelry, specifically, a diamond-encrusted gold Queen Bee, at New York's Kennedy Airport on June 20.

Acheson allegedly offered to sell back the bling-bling, for $5,000 upfront and another $20,000 later, police said. (The jewels were later found near an airport employee's locker.)

No money was ever put on the table by Kim or her people, though Acheson, who was already on parole for swindling his former landlord for $47,000 in fake stock, was slapped with a felony grand larceny charge.

Still, the Daily News reports, Acheson claimed that he had to front $20,000 in order to get the jewelry back from a friend, and is now threatening to sue Sachs over the alleged investment.

Sachs told the News, "This guy's got more deals than a deck of cards. But he's a criminal. And this plea was recognition of wrongdoing by him."

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