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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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16.

News Flash     

Only 2 years?

769 days ago
17.

JugEars McKenyan Sr..    

Say hi to Snipes brutha.... they make millions and they're too stupid, lazy, non caring to pay the freaking taxes while they humpa president who says 'we're not paying our fair share out here'.. yea welll suc kkk on this. Can't do the time don't do the crime. In the black community he'll be 'worff more'' now.. upside down world we now live in...

769 days ago
18.

tellmeaboutit     

Another loser rapper who thinks he doesn't have to do what other people have to do. And then whines about his ghetto family spending his money while he was in prison before. LOL What a piece of work - lock him up and lose the key.

769 days ago
19.

angel    

It's time for him to shut the f*** up!!! there are so many of them in e.i. holyfield, McAlister,Lawrence taylor,Antoine Walker,Michael Vick, Lauryn Hill,Mike Tyson. Im glad Im making $10 an hour and I pay my state and federal taxes religiously. Shame on this so called "millionaires"

769 days ago
20.

Northerngirl41    

He isn't a celebrity...never even heard of him...which is another reason to pay your taxes!

769 days ago
21.

LeeBrewster    

What do Dionne Warwick, Terrence Howard, Wesley Snipes, Kelly Rowland, Swizz Beatz, Marc Anthony, Chris Tucker, Sinbad, Ruben Studdard, Timothy Geithner, Lil' Wayne, and Mos Def all have in common? Not paying taxes, yet supporting prez. B.O. who want to tax the 1%. When all these celebs are in jail, us middle class people will be taxed, well if B.O. is re-elected. End of an Error!!

769 days ago
22.

Rich     

WHO? mercy there are more rap crapper than stars in the sky...lol

769 days ago
23.

Vince    

Take off the Indians hat, we don't need your kind supporting the Tribe!

769 days ago
24.

Yup    

And another dumbass rapper doesn't pay his taxes. What's up with these idiots; do they think the government's going to give them a pass because "they be so tough"? What a bunch of dumbasses...

769 days ago
25.

MrHarrybawls2010    

OH LOOK, HE"S WEARING SUNGLASSES. THAT MAKES HIM "COOL".

LOSER.

769 days ago
26.

christi    

i got a great idea.......lets throw more people in jail for stupid things and waste MORE money that the taxpayers dont have while perverts who harm our kids all walk the streets.........judicial morons...........gvt morons.............

769 days ago
27.

KnuckleDragger    

Quick, somebody call the whaaambulance!

769 days ago
28.

joecrabs    

Lauren Hill, Kelis, ya'll take note. Even though there's a brother in the White House, don't mean he ain't gonna get his. Just sayin'.

769 days ago
29.

kitnplayn    

Dirty scofflaw!

769 days ago
30.

Ashley     

Plz let's keep this about this rapper and not generalize people thanks.

769 days ago
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