Rapper Ja Rule sent to prison

2011-07-18 19:35

Newark - Rapper and actor Ja Rule has been sentenced in New Jersey to more than two years in prison for failing to file income tax returns.

The platinum-selling rapper, whose real name is Jeffrey Atkins, turned to look at his wife after a judge read the sentence in a Newark federal courtroom on Monday.

He admitted in March that he failed to pay taxes on more than $3m that he earned between 2004 and 2006 while he lived in Saddle River.

Ja Rule was sentenced in New York City last month to up to two years in prison after he pleaded guilty to attempted criminal weapon possession. The case stemmed from a gun found in his car in 2007.

The majority of the sentences will be served at the same time.

Comments

  • jake somber - 2011-07-19 06:56

    Now he'll be evading some "guns" and shower rooms along with Wesley Snipes in prison. Imagine the "street cred" this guy looses in prison when its time to compare rapsheets with all the murderers and rapists and he can only come up with tax evasion and an illigal gun.

  • GJDH - 2011-07-19 07:05

    doing hard time bru... bring the Tax Rap t song to make back the millions

  • spacecowboy - 2011-07-19 09:52

    WINNING!

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