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Posted by Dave
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7/11/2005 9:10:05 AM

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Federal Prosecutors in charge of the case against rapper Tab "Turk" Virgil have been given until August 1st to come up with a key witness in their case against the former Cash Money "Hot Boy."
 
The case was scheduled for trial this past Tuesday, but U.S attorneys asked for a delay because they couldn't locate witness Sean Jackson.
 
Virgil's attorney was opposed to the delay, noting that each day Turk remains in jail, his rap career slowly dwindles away.
 
"It's speculative whether they can ever catch up with [Jackson]. He's not coming forward as a willing witness," Virgil’s attorney Jay Bailey told the Memphis Commercial Appeal.
 
On January 26, 2004, Turk and Sean Jackson were in a Memphis apartment when SWAT members raided the residence.
 
Allegedly, a shootout ensued in which one SWAT member was injured by gunfire. Turk was later cleared of other charges, when it was found a second officer was wounded from friendly fire.
 
Turk faces 1st degree attempted murder charges in state court in December. He is also facing charges of being a felon in possession of a handgun, a fugitive in possession of a handgun and other offenses.
 
The rapper is currently being held on $150,000 bond.

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