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Rapper Fat Joe

4 Months In Prison

For Bilking Uncle Sam

6/24/2013 2:01 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0624_fat_joe_article_tmzSo much for a carefree summer ... Fat Joe has just been ordered to spend 4 months behind bars for failing to pay more than $1 MILLION in income taxes.

As TMZ previously reported, Joe (real name Joseph Cartagena) pled guilty back in December to stiffing Uncle Sam on a boatload of taxes for the years 2007 and 2008.

He originally faced up to two years in the slammer for the crime -- but today, the rapper was sentenced to just 4 months in prison, a $15,000 fine, and one-year supervised release. He's scheduled to report to prison by August 26.

Not so bad all things considered.


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