Former Murder Inc rapper Ja Rule recently plead guilty to failing to file federal taxes over the course of five years, going back to 2004. Details of Ja Rule's case hit the internet yesterday (Tuesday, March 22nd) afternoon.
Rapper Ja Rule could go to prison for three years but likely will be fined after admitting in federal court in Newark today that he ducked $1.1 million in federal income taxes on nearly $4.4 million in royalties and live performance payments over five years. U.S. Magistrate Judge Patty Shwartz allowed 35-year-old Jeffrey Atkins, who lives in the tony Bergen community of Saddle River, to remain free on $500,000 bail pending a scheduled June 13 sentencing. (Cliffview Pilot)
Ja Rule's attorney also confirmed his guilty plea.
"He's been working on addressing these issues for some time," his attorney, Stacy Richmond, said after the hearing. "He's taking full responsibility. He voluntarily walked in here, he wasn't arrested." (North Jersey News)
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