Ja Rule pleads guilty to tax evasion

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.  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.  He’s due to begin that sentence just a few days before he’ll be sentenced for the tax evasion charges.  So far, 2011 is not shaping up very well for him.