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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.

- SAPA

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