Ja Rule Found Guilty Of Tax Evasion, Receives Additional Jail Time
Ja Rule received another two-year prison sentence on tax evasion charges yesterday.
The New York rapper has been serving a two-year prison sentence since last month on felony weapons conviction.
According to reports by XXLmag.com, who spoke to Ja Rule’s lawyer Stacey Richman, Rule will be allowed to serve both two year sentences for tax evasion and weapons possession concurrently, and be released in 2013.
“The sentences are running concurrently,” Richman said to XXLMag.com.
“The intent of the court is that there would be potentially an additional four months, but the government had sought for an additional year.
“So the judge was very kind in issuing a variance because it was her concern that there had to be some aspect of separate penance for this federal action.”
Ja pleaded guilty to tax evasion in March, admitting that he failed to pay taxes on nearly $3 million between 2004-2006.
Ja also plead guilty to attempted criminal possession of a weapon in December 2010, stemming from an arrest in 2007.