Accomplice in Philant Johnson Murder Case Sentenced to 17 Years

An accomplice in the killing of T.I.’s assistant and close childhood friend Philant “Big Phil” Johnson was sentenced to 17 years in prison on Wednesday (June 23) on separate drug conspiracy and gun charges, according to the Cincinnati Enquirer.

Padron Thomas was the driver of the car from which his brother Hosea Thomas fired the fatal shots at T.I.’s entourage on May 3, 2006, resulting in Johnson’s murder. He made headlines back in December 2008 when he cooperated with authorities to indict his brother in the killing, in exchange for a lighter sentence.

However, with a previous 14-year bid for rape and robbery already on his rap sheet, Padron was unable to avoid significant prison time related to marijuana trafficking between California and Cincinnati. He will now serve his sentence related to the Big Phil case concurrently with Wednesday’s ruling.

Hosea on the other hand received a sentence of 66 years behind bars. -Devin Chanda

  • j589

    snitched and got 17 years was it worth it

    • DetroitDraper

      You cant be surprised that he snitched on his own brother. You gotta think though what kinda morals does a guy who rapes has. I hope that mf die in prison. No respect for rapist.

  • FLOSS

    Damn i bet he feel real fucking stupid , snitching on his own brother and still gettin grave sentence. What goes around comes back around homes.

  • SOUTHSIDE A-TOWN

    DAMN!!! dudes own (blood) bruh cooperated against him. but other dan that, dats wassup, if a nigga kill my best friend I wouldnt want his ass to see the light of day either. dat was A LOT of time the judge jus handed down, though.

  • vhingrhamesonyo’momma

    good! ere’body involved need to go down for dat’ ignorant shit! (especially a snitch!) but anyway, I had the rare oppurtunity of meeting philants daughter and it’s jus’ fucked up that now she has to grow up wit’ out a father due to another mans insecurities.niggas stay losin!

  • BeerGangsta

    We are going to make a example out of ya’ll. So what can happen to you when you think you hard. I ain’t got shit to prove. You remember that song. I drink by myself, fuck heffers by myself, get rich by myself. You get the picture. Young Bloods or Ying Yang Twins made this song. At the end of this world is Heaven or Hell!

  • DFarewell

    Being the oldest of 4 brothers, I can definetly say that i would do anything for them, as would almost everyone else. this cat snitched on his brother to get 17 yrs instead of 66, that is the definition of selfish. and all it was over was a scrap in a club? what kind of sane man would do some shit like that? I would take 100 years for 1 of my brothers if it meant me doing the right thing and standing up for him. I would NEVER give out on my blood like that. but if I was being thrown away because my dumbass brother got snuffed in the club and decided to kill the guy…..thats a different story. and the most fucked up thing, is that both these fucks did the drive-by together!!!!! how the hell can the one guy rat on the other, when he was down same way as his brother?? Some dudes are just PUSSY **sniff sniff** i can smell that guy all the way from up here in canada.

  • hood dreamer

    BUGGS THA ROCKA is from cincinnati true hip-hop at it’s finest!

  • $ykotic

    Ha Ha! He got played! No respect for rapists!

    RIP Philant. Justice has been served.

    And ya’ll “gangstas” get your mind right! SEE WHAT JUST HAPPENED TO TRU LIFE?

    T

  • $ykotic

    Ha Ha! He got played! No respect for rapists!

    RIP Philant. Justice has been served.

    And ya’ll “gangstas” get your mind right! SEE WHAT JUST HAPPENED TO TRU LIFE?

  • Jhon da Analyst

    Tru Life is a fuckin idiot!!!!

  • WESTCOAST

    DUDES THESE DAYS GOTTA UNDERSTAND, BE A MAN AND DUKE IT OUT. FUK THE GUNS. I RATHER GET 17 STICHES FRM GETTIN JUMP. THAN 17 YEARS 4 SNITCHING.. WAKE UP AMERICA.. GUNS WERE SOO “92″…

  • newyawka631

    WAKE UP AMERICA.. GUNS WERE SOO “92″…

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    DAT SOUNDZ LIKE SOMETHING A STUCK UP WHITE HO WOULD SAY………U GOTTA BE ROCKIN SKINNY JEANZ TOOOOOO………

  • the87man

    have you guys ever thought,… just maybe just maybe his brother new he was gettin hard time.. listen here little bro.. go ahead , i did the dirt now i gotta pay for it.. snitch on me.. get a lighter sentence.. live ur life.. its over for me…
    ..
    \..
    .. but it just didnt work out for em

    • $ykotic

      Real talk. I don’t know even if you’ll see this. But I thought that when I heard the news.

      Hardbody that sh*t hurt my heart.

      That world has consumed most of my life. Marcy son. But when do we push those fortunate away and make them succeed? When it’s too late?

      Brothers when do we stop?

      Commission!

  • FORTY

    LOL, that stupid mutha fukka! He gone go in to prison labeled a fuckkin snitch…and he still got 17 years in prison….Going to the pen with the word “SNITCH” hanging over your head is not good at all…

  • http://www.myspace.com/maintainmentproductions Jermaine

    R.I.P to “Big Phil” first and foremost.. Im a Cincinnati native and have to deal wit the ways of the Cincinnati streets daily cause i manage artist. I really wanna clarify that the streets/artists of Cincy definitely did not condone this terrible ass mishap and our music scene has wilted tremendously behind what was first a misunderstanding and later turned to complete ignorance.. i travel back and forth to ATL on a normal schedule wit Hittmenn djs and tryin to find a way to mend the wounds between Cincinnati and ATL relationship..wit knowin how delicate this subject is i wanna reach out to Grand Hustle first and pray someone contacts me so we can begin this healin process…We have a DVD/Magazine series called the “Streets Iz Talkin” and would like to use this to educate our youth on senseless murder and total ignorance by way of the dvd..please contact Maine@ maintainment@gmail.com ….Once again R.I.P “Big Phil” and shouts out to Grand Hustle

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