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Beanie Sigel

2 Years in Prison

for Screwing Uncle Sam

7/12/2012 4:15 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

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Rapper Beanie Sigel has been sentenced to spend two years behind bars for stiffing the IRS out of more than $700k in back taxes.

Sigel -- who's worked with some of the biggest names in rap including Jay-Z and Snoop -- had previously pled guilty to not filing federal tax returns for the years 2003, 2004 and 2005.

During today's sentencing hearing in U.S District Court in Philadelphia ... Beanie told the judge he accepts "total responsibility" ... but griped about family members who allegedly spent him dry while he was serving time for drug and gun crimes back in 2004 and 2005.

"I haven't been able to get my career back on track since" ... Sigel told the court.

Beanie has until Sept. 12 to surrender to authorities to begin his sentence.

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IN MY OPINION    

PAY YOUR TAXES PEOPLE. DON'T DEPEND ON ANYONE TO DO IT FOR YOU.

MORAL OF THE STORY: don't mess with UNCLE SAM

645 days ago
2.

Nostradamus    

Why did his fam has full access to his bank?

645 days ago
3.

sidithers    

A has been rapper in jail?
Thats a first!

645 days ago
4.

Deborah    

He'll have time to think up some new raps.

645 days ago
5.

nyc44th    

These ridiculous guys with their cliche 'gangster names TRYING to act tough is so stupid. And spending their money on ridiculous things to TRY to impress people until they are broke is even dumber.

645 days ago
6.

Jack    

I'd love to make enough money to have to pay $700k in taxes. What a bunch of idiots these wrappers are. They make enough money to be set for life and then they screw it all up. Fools.

645 days ago
7.

aquanet    

What's with urban artists and them not paying their taxes?

645 days ago
8.

BB    

Next up? Lauren "Racist" Hill!!!!

645 days ago
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kerrplunk    

He's gonna be hungry, eatin' chesse samitch all da time....

645 days ago
10.

Calinative    

Two years in prison is nothing for him. If he can serve time for guns and drugs this is nothing. No a big deal!

645 days ago
11.

oleman    

Who? never heard of him....don't care...where is the celebrity news???

645 days ago
12.

Joan K    

Black rapper, jail time, plain and simple.

645 days ago
13.

Kiko    

Who?

645 days ago
14.

THE-KILLUMINATED-ONE    

Just another way to keep a brother down. The Fed is a scam. Its a privite entity. Close the Fed.

645 days ago
15.

LCS27    

I think a black rapper going to jail every day shouldn't be on the news anymore. It's taking place from more relevant and entertaining news/gossip.

645 days ago
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