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Fat Joe

Guilty

of Tax Evasion

12/20/2012 10:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Rapper Fat Joe -- who's made MILLIONS cranking out hits like "What's Luv" and "Make It Rain" -- just plead guilty to tax evasion ... after failing to pay Uncle Sam a FORTUNE in back taxes.

The 42-year-old rapper -- real name Joseph Cartagena -- was accused of stiffing the federal government out of roughly $700k in income taxes for 2007 and 2008.

Joe -- who appeared in federal court in New Jersey this morning to enter the plea -- was freed on a $250k bond. He's scheduled to be sentenced in April and could get up to two years in prison.

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31.

NOT ELMO    

Wesley Snipes's New Federal Prison-Mate..............LOCK HIM UP !

569 days ago
32.

nat    

pay yo taxes fat so....I mean fat joe

569 days ago
33.

pat    

HEY LOHAN,


Get ready for it.


YOU'RE NEXT And you'll go away too.

569 days ago
34.

Seldombinlaid    

He looks like he's guilty of grand theft MEALS. Just sayin

569 days ago
35.

Robert Wilson    

If he gets two years for not paying $700,000 in taxes, how much will Warrent Buffett get when he owes one billion. Geitner, of course, is protected by Obama.

569 days ago
36.

Yup    

Another dumbass tax evading rapper. Do any rappers pay taxes? It seems like every other story is about some street trash loser who thinks paying taxes is for everyone but himself. What a bunch of pathetic clown losers...

569 days ago
37.

Lindsay Lohan Fan Forever    

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. What can be expected from someone who treats his "team" and "family" as bad as he has.

Free Remy

568 days ago
38.

Cat quick    

When will the government plead guilty to tax theft?

568 days ago
39.

cobrazombie    

Because he's black? What about the other celebs who "forgot" to pay their taxes?

568 days ago
40.

Seldombinlaid    

A Yes, I'd like 10 Big Macs 3 Fillet of fish sandwiches, 5 orders of fries, and a Diet Coke please:)

568 days ago
41.

jazzplr11    

Fat f**k pay your taxes and support your bros and b**chs milking the welfare rolls.

568 days ago
42.

USArmy    

Wesley Snipes needs a cellmate. All his assets should be seized to pay his debt. What a moron!

568 days ago
43.

Toilethead    

Never heard of this fatass joe thing.

568 days ago
44.

skullleader    

That's an old pic . He's not fat anymore you rude ****s .

568 days ago
45.

funnychick    

All that money he took from Big Puns family...haha stupid no talent DU**AS

568 days ago
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