According to the Associated Press, Murder Inc. Alum, “Ja Rule” is scheduled to be released from prison on July 28th of this year. The news comes on the heels of a recent announcement that the rapper had left state prison and had been transferred to a temporary holding facility. Ja had served the majority of his two-year sentence for illegal gun possession and was being transferred into federal custody to serve out the remainder of a sentence connected with a tax evasion case.
The rapper is now being held in the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn, a center that houses inmates that are awaiting trial dates or serving out short sentences.
This all begin when Ja Rule was busted for illegal possession of a firearm outside of the Beacon Theatre in New York. He was ultimately sentenced to serve two years in prison, which he begin serving in June of 2011. The judge also ruled that he could serve the sentence for his gun conviction concurrently with an existing sentence for tax evasion.
According to Ja’s lawyer, the embattled rapper is excited to be released so that he can begin payment back his $1.1 million debt to the US Government.
“Many people are looking forward to experiencing his talent again,” said defense attorney Stacey Richman, who also noted that he’s looking forward to his daughter’s graduation. “He’s a devoted father.”
At current, there is no indication of Ja’s intentions as far as his music or acting career is concerned.