July 18th, 2011
Ja Rule was sentenced to 28 months in federal prison today for failing to pay his taxes.
The rapper-actor, whose real name is Jeffrey Atkins, admitted earlier this year that he avoided taxes on more than $3 million earned between 2004 and 2006.
“I in no way attempted to deceive the government or do anything illegal,” Rule said immediately before being sentenced.
“I was a young man who made a lot of money – I’m getting a little choked up – I didn’t know how to deal with these finances, and I didn’t have people to guide me, so I made mistakes.”Read more...