Ja Rule Gets Right With The IRS, To The Tune Of $1.1 Million And 28 Months In Prison

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Lil Wayne‘s New York State prison term for gun possession may have come and gone, but Ja Rule‘s—stemming from an arrest made that same night after the same concert—just began last month, and the rapper has taken his moment of public penance to address other misdeeds, including a five-year stretch during which he paid none of the over $1 million in taxes that he owed. Today, just six weeks into his two-year rap for the gun case, Ja Rule was sentenced to 28 months in prison on the tax charges, resulting from a deal in which he pled guilty to charges relating to three of the five years of nonpayment. The sentence will be served concurrently with his current sentence, and is predicated on the payment of all back taxes and penalties.

We can’t imagine that getting one’s finances in order is an easy job when one is facing a gun possession rap (not to mention when one’s past financial mentor was Irv Gotti), but Ja Rule made no excuses. When he spoke to MTV’s RapFix a month before beginning his gun-possession sentence, he expressed only regret concerning his actions, particularly in terms of how their consequences would affect his family.

Rapper Ja Rule sentenced to 28 months in prison on tax charges [CNN]

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  1. michkerr says:

    WHERE EVER YOU ARE JEFFREY, REMEMBER THE RIDDLE OF THE TWO EAGLES AT EZEKIEL CHAPTRE 17. It illustrates the futility of Jerusalem’s turning to Egypt(WORDLY RELIGIOUS LEADERSHIP YOU DO NOT KNOW) for help.

    A great eagle (Nebuchadnezzar) comes and plucks the top (king Jehoiachin)* of a lofty cedar, brings him to Babylon, and plants in his place a vine (King Zedekiahwho did what was bad).** The vine turns its branches toward another eagle (Egypt), but is it successful? It is torn out by the roots! Jehovah himself will take a tender twig from the lofty treetop of the cedar and transplant it upon a high and lofty mountain. There it will grow into a majestic cedar as a residing place for “all the birds of every wing.” All will have to know that Jehovah has done it.—17:23, 24.

    *Jehoiachin was released from prison by Nebuchadnezzar’s successor Evil-merodach (Awil-Marduk) and given a position of favor above all the other captive kings. Thereafter he ate at Evil-merodach’s table and received a daily allowance.—2Ki 25:27-30; Jer 52:31-34.

    ** Contrary to Jehovah’s word through Jeremiah and the oath that the king himself had taken in Jehovah’s name, Zedekiah rebelled against Nebuchadnezzar and sent to Egypt for military assistance. (2Ki 24:20; 2Ch 36:13; Jer 52:3; Eze 17:15) This brought the Babylonian armies under Nebuchadnezzar against Jerusalem. The siege of the city began “in the ninth year, in the tenth month, on the tenth day of the month.”—Eze 24:1-6. Also, , “in the eleventh year of Zedekiah, in the fourth month, on the ninth day of the month,” Jerusalem was broken through. By night Zedekiah and the men of war took to flight. Overtaken in the desert plains of Jericho, Zedekiah was taken to Nebuchadnezzar at Riblah. Zedekiah’s sons were slaughtered before his eyes. As Zedekiah was only about 32 years of age at the time, the boys could not have been very old. After witnessing the death of his sons, Zedekiah was blinded, bound with copper fetters, and taken to Babylon, where he died in the house of custody.—2Ki 25:2-7; Jer 39:2-7; 44:30; 52:6-11; compare Jer 24:8-10; Eze 12:11-16; 21:25-27.