View Full Version : Rapper Ja Rule sentenced over US tax evasion charges

19th July 2011, 01:49 PM
The 35 year-old rapper, whose real name is Jeffrey Atkins, is already serving a two-year jail term on a weapons conviction in New York.

Ja Rule pleaded guilty in March to three counts of failing to file tax returns between 2004 and 2008.

The two sentences will be served at the same time, according to the US Attorney's Office.

"Taxpayers do not have the luxury of deciding whether to comply with laws," US judge Patty Shwartz said while delivering his sentence.

Ja Rule pleaded guilty to attempted criminal possession of a weapon last year and began his New York prison sentence in June.

In July 2007 police pulled over the singer's car after a concert and found a semi-automatic handgun hidden inside.

Fellow rapper Lil Wayne was also arrested after the same gig at New York's Beacon Theatre when police said they found him smoking marijuana near a tour bus.

Ja Rule has released six studio albums and received a Grammy nomination in 2002 for his third record Pain is Love.

The 35-year-old is best known for tracks like Always On Time and Livin' It Up.

He is expected to release Pain is Love 2 later this summer.

Ja Rule has also appeared in films like The Fast And The Furious and Scary Movie 3.

Pope Bitterz D'Alomo
19th July 2011, 02:15 PM
I like Jah Rule so much but unfortunately these rappers are pigheaded mofos. THEY NEVER LEARN !