Various sources are reporting that Fat Joe started his four month prison sentence Monday.
The rapper was ordered to serve time in jail for tax evasion and Joe, whose real name is Joseph Cartagena, is currently in federal police custody at a Miami detention center.
Fat Joe plead guilty in June to failure to pay income taxes on more than $1 million for the years of 2007 and 2008.
In addition to serving time, Joe also was ordered to pay a $15,000 fine.
R Kelly joins Lauryn Hill on the IRS’ list of urban artists that are not payingÂ theirÂ income taxes. Â According to reports R Kelly hasn’t paid any income taxes since 2005! Â Documents filed by the IRS show Kelly owes $1,472,366.77 from 2005, $710,520.51 from 2006, $376,180.11 from 2007, $1,122,694.90 from 2008, $173,815.18 from 2009 and $992,495.24 from 2010. That’s a grand total of $4,848,072.71.
Lil Kim and her legal team are working hard to reduce the rap diva’s debt to Uncle Sam. TMZ.com says Kim now owes the U.S. government more than one-million dollars in taxes from 2002 to 2009. The hip-hop star’s debt from 2009, which is more than 86-thousand dollars, was just recently added on, bringing her total to nearly one-million-27-thousand-dollars. A rep for Lil Kim says she’s “hired professional attorneys to handle this matter,” adding that they’re “working cooperatively and diligently with the IRS and federal authorities to amicably resolve the situation.”
Lil Kim’s last studio effort was 2005′s “The Naked Truth.” She’s reportedly working on new music that will be released later this year but her fan’s aren’t happy with all her delays.
Some of Lil Kim’s biggest fans have threatened to shut down their website dedicated to Kim if she doesn’t release new music. Read More »
News came out in April that Weezy F. Baby hadn’t been paying his taxes and that he owed the Feds $5.6 million (see here). He even tried to sell his $14 million mansion to pay Uncle Sam off (see here). Well it looks like Lil Wayne has cleared his debt to society by paying off that super bill. Read More »