Remy Ma's Lawyer Avoids Jail Over Tax Violations

AllHipHop Staff

The lawyer who represented imprisoned rapper Remy Ma avoided prison time yesterday (July 10), after he pleaded guilty to federal tax violations.

Ivan Fisher, 65, defended Remy Ma during her 2008 trial for shooting a friend in the stomach outside of a Manhattan nightclub, during an argument over missing money.

Fisher pleaded guilty to failing to pay $52,000 in withholding taxes on his employee’s wages.

By pleading guilty to a tax code violation, Fisher avoided a year in prison.

He must pay $68,000 in back taxes, as well as a $10,000 criminal fine.

In March of 2008, Fisher’s client Remy Ma was convicted and sentenced to eight years in prison for the shooting.