Ja Rule Sentenced Two Years for Tax Evasion
Holla! Holla! It looks like Ja Rule will be spending more time in the slammer, slammer!
The New York rhyme-spitter was sentenced Monday (July 18) to more than two years in prison for tax evasion. Rule is accused of not paying over $3 million in taxes between 2004 and 2006.
The new sentence means that Rule would have to serve four to 12 months in prison concurrently with his other two-year sentence for attempted criminal possession of a weapon, stemming from a July 2007 incident. He was also ordered to pay $1.1 million in unpaid taxes.
Rule, appearing in a bright yellow jumpsuit in New Jersey federal court, blamed his lack of business savvy for his financial problems. "I, in no way attempted to deceive the government or do anything illegal," he told the judge before being sentenced. "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, and I didn't have people to guide me, so I made mistakes."
We at PopCrush are a little choked up, as well. Ja Rule was a dope rapper with a long career ahead of him. Now he's going to be making license plates for at least the next three years. We want to send positive thoughts to Rule's family who are definitely going through it, right now.
Yo Rule, keep your head up. Holla!
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