Ja Rule Sentenced For Back Taxes
Ja Rule has been sentenced to 28 months behind bars. The former Murder Inc. rapper was sent down after failing to pay income taxes of over $1.1 million. Born Jeffrey Atkins, the New York native was accused of failing to pay the IRS millions of dollars in taxable income earned from the duration of 2004 to 2006…
According to The Associated Press, the jail time will run concurrently with his current jail sentence, which is two years for attempted criminal possession of a weapon from a July 2007 incident, where a gun was found in the rapper's vehicle.
"I in no way attempted to deceive the government or do anything illegal," Ja Rule said, reported by the AP. "I was a young man who made a lot of money – I’m getting a little choked up – I didn't know how to deal with these finances..."
In March, a federal judge pushed Ja Rule caught a break when a federal judge pushed back Ja Rule's prison sentence for attempted criminal possession of a weapon back. The set back was all in good blessings so that the rapper could finish an album, with the attempt to settle his debt with the IRS.
Words: Shabazz (@_KingShabazz)
Online editing: Joseph 'JP' Patterson (@Jpizzledizzle)