Ja Rule Gets Two More Years; Ordered To Pay $1.1 Million In Back Taxes
Ja Rule was sentenced to more than two years in jail time today (July 18th), after failing to pay income taxes on over $3 million.
Ja Rule was accused of failing to pay the IRS millions of dollars in taxable income that was earned from 2004 to 2006.
According to The Associated Press, the jail time will run concurrently with his two year sentence for attempted criminal possession of a weapon, stemming from a July, 2007 incident.
The new jail time means that job role could serve an extra 4 to 12 months in prison for the tax violation.
"I in no way attempted to deceive the government or do anything illegal," Ja Rule said, reports the AP.
"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….
In March, a federal judge pushed Ja Rule's prison sentence for attempted criminal possession of a weapon back, so that he could finish an album in an attempt to settle his debt with the IRS.
Ja Rule, born Jeffrey Atkins, is currently serving two years in prison, after pleading guilty to attempted criminal weapon possession, stemming from an arrest in July of 2007, where police found a gun in his Maybach.
He must also pay $1.1 million in back taxes.