Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Fat Joe Turns Himself Into Jail For Tax Evasion
Fat Joe officially checked himself into the custody of the Federal Detention Center in Miami today, where he will serve the next 4 months!
Pro: it's in Miami! Yay! Con: it's a jail in Miami. Boo!
As we reported earlier, the rapper pleaded guilty to shortchangin' the IRS over $1 millon (cue: Dr. Evil laugh) in taxes during the years of 2007 and 2008.
In addition to those 4 months, which was reduced down from a two year sentence, Fat Joe will have to play a $15,000 fine, and face a one-year supervised release.
And more likely than not, he'll have to sign up for a membership to turbotax.com.
We hope these next four months make Fat Joe realize that although filing your taxes can be a pain, it's an even bigger one not to do it. Unfortunately, unlike Monopoly, there is no Get Out Of Jail Free card.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Rap star “Fat Joe” has reported to federal prison in Florida to serve a 4-month sentence for tax evasion.
An attorney for the performer, whose real name is Joseph Cartagena (car-ta-GEE’-nah), said his client surrendered Monday at a federal detention center in Miami.
Cartagena pleaded guilty in December 2012 to failing to pay taxes on more than $1 million of income in 2007 and in 2008.
The 42-year-old Miami Beach resident was charged in New Jersey because some of the companies he earns money from are incorporated in the state.
The platinum-selling artist once topped the Billboard charts with the hit “What’s Luv.”
Attorney Jeffrey Lichtman told The Associated Press that Cartagena was in positive spirits and looking forward to getting released and back to his family before Christmas