Rapper The Game yesterday (30JAN07) pleaded not guilty to charges of impersonating a police officer.
The DREAMS star - born JAYCEON TAYLOR - was arrested on 15 November (06) after allegedly telling a taxi driver he was an undercover cop and persuading him to run a series of red lights in downtown New York, following an appearance on David Letterman's US chat show.
Authorities claim the car was then pulled over after being spotted driving erratically.
The Game later denied all accusations, accusing the New York Police Department of setting him up.
His lawyer, JEFFREY LICHTMAN, says, "The police are harassing him. They don't even have a witness - no supporting deposition.
"It will be a slam-dunk acquittal or dismissal, it's up to the D.A. (District Attorney). They offered us time served today and I didn't even lift my head to respond. It's an embarrassment for them.
"The cops follow him from the moment he lands to the moment he leaves. A limo driver freaked out, that's it. They are harassing him, but there will be some harassment going the other way at the trial."