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Suge Knight Pleads Not Guilty in LA Courtroom

The rap mogul was processed on charges stemming from an incident with a celebrity photographer.

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Marion Suge Knight in a booking photo provided by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department.

Rap mogul Suge Knight pleaded not guilty to robbery charges Wednesday afternoon in Los Angeles before being released on bail.

Knight and comedian Katt Williams are facing a charges in connection with allegations made by a celebrity photographer that the pair stole her camera Sept. 5 in Beverly Hills.

Knight was arrested last week in Las Vegas after he was pulled over for a traffic violation and the officer discovered he was driving on a suspended license warrant.

He spent several days in the Los Angeles County jail — along with several days in a Las Vegas hospital where he was treated for a blood clot — before posting bail and returning to California.

After pleading not guilty in a courtroom of the Los Angeles County Superior Court's Airport Courthouse, Knight was released in lieu of $500,000 bail.

Knight has prior felony convictions for armed robbery and assault with a gun. He pleaded no contest in 1995 and was sentenced to five years' probation for assaulting two rap entertainers at a Hollywood recording studio in 1992.

He was sentenced in February 1997 to prison for violating terms of that probation by taking part in a fight at a Las Vegas hotel hours before rap star Tupac Shakur was fatally wounded in a drive-by attack as he rode in Knight's car just east of the Las Vegas Strip. Shakur's slaying remains unsolved.

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