News: Ja Rule Sentenced to 28 Months in the Slammer for Tax Evasion


Ja Rule, who’s real name is Jeffrey Atkins, was sentenced to more than 2 years in prison just yesterday, July 18th for neglecting to file income tax returns. It has been reported that the Rapper/Actor failed to pay over $3 Million worth in taxes amid 2004-2006, of which he previously pleaded guilty. In addition to the 34-year-old’s ruling, he has been commanded to pay up $1.1 Million in dues. Ja has been quoted stating, “I in no way attempted to deceive the government or do anything illegal. I was a young man who made a lot of money. I didn’t know how to deal with these finances, and I didn’t have people to guide me, so I made mistakes.” Just last month, Ja was sentenced to 2 years in prison for carrying a semi-automatic weapon back in 2007, but the U.S. Attorney’s Office stated that the two prison terms will be served in tandem.