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Fat Joe Facing Two Years in Jail After Admitting to Evading Taxes on $3.7 Million


(AllHipHop News) Bronx bred Latino rapper Fat Joe, born Joseph Cartagena, pleaded guilty to two counts of evading taxes on $3.7 million dollars of income.

The 42-year-old rapper, known for his work with the late Big Pun, Terror Squad and many others, plead guilty in a federal courthouse in New Jersey.

The rap star admitted that he evaded paying taxes, in 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010.

Although he is free currently on $250,000, bail, Fat Joe faces up to two years of jail time when his sentence is delivered in April.

At that time he is also expected to face a $200,000 penalty, as unpaid taxes to the ;government totaled nearly $718,038, according to U.S. Attorney Paul S. Fishman.

More new as details emerge.

  • Dayum!

  • i never knew he was that old

  • Mike9130

    Forgot to make it rain at the IRS offices.

    • Lmao,True

    • Terrance Goodman

      They always do , don’t they?

    • Abdelmajid Ibn Allal Bouloum

      hahahahahaha

    • Now if they told me you were drownin drown drowninnnnnnnnnn, I would not lend you a hand !

      – moment of truth

  • imaman2012

    avoidance is your right. evading is a crime.

  • He must of have wanted to go on a little fed vacation!If you don’t pay nobody,Pay They ass! Know them people gonna get they money regardless.And now some jail time out of him to. Smh

  • Ojay Juice Henry

    yeah joe been around for a minute.. morris highshool in the bx around my cousin age. Fat joe the gansta. cats need to pay taxes they making examples out of you, wesley snipes and others that think they can just make money and not pay anything up.

  • bham-Jeff co.

    Damn Fat Joe, hell aint no such thing as freedom…us black folks ancestors were forced to come to this country hell we gotta pay taxes. You gotta pay to live in America too … Bet you never though you would do two years for that shit and that Zimmerman dude killed a lil niqqa and ain’t even locked up yet HA. Welcome to America.

    • “Bet you never though you would do two years for that shit and that
      Zimmerman dude killed a lil niqqa and ain’t even locked up yet HA.
      Welcome to America.”

      SMFH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 🙁

  • Chris

    Patiently waiting for the “Free Fat Joe” campaign. You know it’s coming. SMH.

  • bigdoe6

    Ja Rule coming out soon, Joe going in. WTF going on with these rappers man? SMH.

    • blastah

      they about that life. you boons are simply amazing! lmao!

  • YaheardSyndicate

    Some of those bank Ceo’s, who got 20 million dollar bonuses, but wont lend any money to the same tax payers who bailed them out and paid their salary need to see some time for real.

    • hoeyuno

      for sho. I dont think any of those mofos did a day in jail for ruining the lives of millions in the U.S., Canada and beyond.

  • Terrance Goodman

    That’s why he slim joe , all the worry led to weight loss

  • TimeWillTellu1

    Is it cheaper to go to jail ? Dam

  • game213

    when will entertainers learn, you cant play the government

  • Dam most black entertainers are not keeping up with their finances. Stop buying all this jewelry, cars, and making it rain in the strip clubs.

  • PL

    Fat Joe, Nas, Lauren Hill…The Pay Yo Taxes Tour sponsored by Jackson Hewitt Tax Service…coming soon to a town near you!

    • bkstylz

      Add Chris Tucker on the bill and call it a variety show.

    • lol

  • TruthSerum

    He gonna come out of jail and make some stupid song comparing himself to Al Capone now, watch

  • greeneyedbandit

    Leave Fat Joe alone…..that’s my baby~

  • hoeyuno

    They love throwing these guys in… This is a victimless crime and going to jail for unpaid taxes is complete bullshit..the land of the free eh!!

    • RS !! anything to get the honest working man $$ !! so whats my incentive to earning an honest income …!! not saying these guys shouldnt be punished but servering 2 years in jail ?? how about put a lein on them til the money is paid back !!! now thats fair ………… hmmmmmm question just popped up …. so after serving the time do they still gotta pay back what they owe ????? if so this is some super dupper BS !! lol

      • hoeyuno

        exactly!!! put a lien on they ish, make a payment plan. American prisons are over crowded as it is… and I’ think they do have to pay that ish to.

      • #damn

  • Sydewayz Soundz

    Pay ya got damn taxes man, aint shit free in this country…Keep the man off ya back

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  • Tony G.

    So WTF do these dummies hire accountants and lawyers for???….Before u go spending money on all the dumb shit u dont need….give Uncle Sam his first…cuz if u dont go see him he’s definitely coming to see u…I dont get it why so many entertainers go thru this..

    • we def need to get a youtube from an entertainment accountant to speak on this one ….

  • Vic Sage

    When will these silly nuccas ever learn you don’t fck the IRS out of its cut…” Second somewhere on a cell block Remy Ma must be laughing out loud to herself as to the situation Joey Jacka$$ finds himself in.

  • Vic Sage

    Fifty talks sht but that nicca pays his taxes. And I know he’s laughing at this nicca plus rolled when Jah Fool got banged out for the same damn thing plus getting banged out for ratchet in the whip. Real Talk. Brooklyn Lives. Born and Raised. Early…

    • 50 also makes 10x what fat joe makes 😉 … if you notice folks who are banking 100mill+ dont get into tax issues cause they make enuff $$ to have to not worry about stealing money thats suppose to be set aside for taxes …. but these other release a hot single but dropping garbage album artist probably making less than 1 million a year rappers see that money they gotta sit aside for taxes can be used to pay bill$ or to go on vacation and enjoy it …………

      • 9to5ers would have the same issues as these artist if thier taxes werent automatically withdrawn from thier check before they get it !! … every 9to5er would be pocketing that extra $400-$1,000 uncle sam be snatching up …. if they had the option to pay the taxes on thier own … REAL TALK ……..

  • Mark Olford

    If we read and know the American constitution they would quit p h u c k i n with us folks…..its that simple…

  • Jay

    karma for stealing from big pun and remy

  • PC

    How hard can it be… just pay fuckin taxes. If you aint payin tax it means you hired some dummy to handle your finances and if you cant handle your own finances then hire a financial firm. Simple. these idiots make me wanna cry.Quit the flossin and start bossin.

  • Modesto Koczwara

    Next up is Lil Wayne!

  • this is some bs folks going to jail over taxes left and right … yall bought to forces dudes to go back in the streets and get that street money$$$$ why not yall locking us up anyway ?????? IJS …..

  • brotha_man

    Remy gonna shank this fool

  • brotha_man

    instead of MTV Cribs they need MTV financial advisers

  • Now if they told me you were drownin drown drowninnnnnnnnnn, I would not lend you a hand…..

    – moment of truth

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