Rapper Ja Rule has pleaded guilty to felony charges of tax evasion, and in addition to having to pay over $1 million to the IRS, he will also face up to three years in prison. Â Ja Rule failed to file tax returns several times between 2004 and 2008, and failed to pay takes on income totaling more than $3 million.
As if that weren’t enough trouble to be in, Ja Rule is also facing a two-year prison sentence for a weapons charge that he also pleaded guilty to back in December. Â He’s due to begin that sentence just a few days before he’ll be sentenced for the tax evasion charges. Â So far, 2011 is not shaping up very well for him.
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