Ja Rule Pleads Guilty To Tax Evasion, Faces Three Additional Years In Prison

After being sentenced to two years for weapons possession, Ja Rule pleads guilty to tax evasion and faces the possibility of serving three additional years.

Ja Rule agreed to pay over $1.1 million in tax debts and IRS penalties after the rapper pleaded guilty to tax evasion Tuesday. Ja—whose real name is Jeffrey Atkins—pleaded guilty in Newark federal court to three counts of failing to file a tax return, from 2004 through 2008, despite earning income from touring and royalties from his albums.

U.S. federal judge Patty Shwartz set Ja Rule’s bail at $500,000 and permitted the Grammy nominated rapper’s release pending sentencing scheduled for June 13. Each count of tax evasion carries a maximum sentence of one year in prison. Early June will be a busy time period for Atkins as he was already scheduled to begin a two-year sentence for gun possession in relation to a 2007 arrest on June 8. Between the previous weapon charges and the tax penalties, Ja Rule faces a possible five years in prison.

“Each of us must pay our fair share to keep this country going,” U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman said in a statement. Ja is reportedly working on a sequel to his triple-platinum album Pain Is Love in the remaining months before his prison term begins.

34 Comments

  • jarulerules

    double-standard http://www.nydailynews.com/blogs/iteam/2012/05/ex-rapper-turned-sports-memorabilia-dealer-peter-nash-admits-not-filing-tax-returns-ov

  • big dog

    Fuck a hater...JA anyday allday

  • Brooks

    Good. Now if only getting locked up still meant you couldn't make any new records. I really wish this dude would just hang it up.

  • Nico 3

    RIP to Ja Rule's career.

  • ALKEBU

    TO HELL WIT DEM HATERZ, U STILL DAT DUDE RULE, U GONE BE AIIGHT. ERRBODY GO THRU SUMN,U WILL BE A BETTA PERSON AFTER DIS.

  • Tyson

    BREAKING NEWS: Ja rule can no longer fart Cause his Asshole is huge thx to them Niggers Fucking him hard. Always new them annoying grunts in his songs was from his anal experience, Fucking Faggot Bitch!

  • Atl2Trill

    When it rains, it pours.

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  • Mal Moe

    That album will not help him pay anything off. The people that are buying albums are not gonna buy his. His last few releases were duds. His time is up. You only get 5 minutes in this game. If your lucky you get a lot more than that. Be thankful and humble when your on the playing field. And pay your damn taxes cuz the people that sit on their butts need that government handout as much as the people that have no choice but to take it.

  • yeayea

    Ja Rule is as hip hop as cannibal corpse, stop commenting on this retard

  • FUCK Ja RULE

    I wouldnt give a fuuck less if he was facing 10 years..

  • cheez-it

    "pay ya taxes, you niggas hustlin backwards"

  • Tyson

    Pain is love alright...haha,Hes going to love the pain of a 12 Inch Nigger cock strecthing his asshole apart...haha

    • sicoyall

      BITCH, U WOULD KNOW ABOUT HAVIN SHIT UP UR ASS!! NOW GET OFF THE BUTTPLUG, TAKE UR SODOMITE ASS OUTSIDE OF UR CAVE AN TAKE A LOOK AROUND PUSSYBOI! BTW, I GUARANTEE U SIT DOWN 2 PISS!! HAAA!!

  • Tyson

    This nigga wants to be in jail for a long time. hes not worth anything on the outside anymore, and he cant handle it, plus while inside he gets to take all the Nigger cocks he can imagine in that Rule ass of his...haha, Fuck you Faggot!

    • Your Father

      Enough with the Niggers you racist bastard! I should of made your worthless whore of a mother swallow my skeet instead of my urine! Bitch think she must of seen the Golden Arches!

  • JoSoFresh

    Son, WTF...These rappers make thousands-millions of dollars but yet they cant pay there taxes....Cmon Son get the fuck outta here with that bullshit

    • Ado Cob

      thing is, they DON'T make that much, lol. it's all a lie. plus it's hilarious that corporations get away without paying billions of dollars in taxes, but once someone else does the same thing it's game over.

  • @j_eleby

    @j_eleby what ha dat suxx oh well its still mpire lol keep ya head up ja we love u

  • Sami Kassar

    Dumb*** taxman -- Follow Me @YaBoySami

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  • verbs

    Not good news at all!!

  • Anonymous

    fuckin taxman strikes again

  • Edi Kajmolli

    lol @ this mans life

    • Anonymous

      cry babies atleast computer boy didnt dig his own grave by fuckin up his career by doin dumbshit

    • asdf

      ^hahaha. Eat a dick, Edi.

    • Propz

      He could say the same about you going out of your way to try and talk shit on a computer like the homo you are but instead he holds his head up and pays off his 1.1 mill tax debt can you do that?

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