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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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1.

cindy    

Say it isn't so...Fat Joe!

393 days ago
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trolling along    

All these has-been music artists need to start paying their bills

393 days ago
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fastdriver    

SO- he gets out of paying the MILLION dollars in back taxes and only has to spend 4 MONTHS in jail and a $15,000 fine? WOW! No wonder none of them pay their taxes! This is a BARGAIN indeed!

393 days ago
4.

trolling along    

You think they'll have an orange jumpsuit big enough for him?

393 days ago
5.

Her Imperial and Royal Majesty    

He should be put into prison for crimes against music.

393 days ago
6.

Los Pepes    

A has been rapper not paying taxes
I sure hope this dosnet start a trend

393 days ago
7.

mrdobach    

How do celebs and singers think...."Oh well I'll get away with that".....

393 days ago
8.

Nvts    

I'm sure his future prison bunk mates can't wait...and go a little FA (Farrah Abraham) on his fat booty.

393 days ago
9.

Nikki    

The justice system is a joke. If he only spends 4 months in jail. He saves $250,000 a month. For that kinda dough anyone would go to jail.

393 days ago
10.

TheEric    

Why can't these people who were famous ten years ago pay their damn bills? This is what happens when you think you'll be famous forever when you've had one hit song.

393 days ago
11.

Azi    

Never heard of him ! Therefore I will always remember him as inmate # 53829467.

393 days ago
12.

Nobody.Puts.Bieber.In.A.Corner    

Hey Fat Joe, When one of those prison buddies wanna get up in that booty...Just "Lean Back"

393 days ago
13.

cutie    

fat joe gonna may slim up while in the slammer

393 days ago
14.

Fred Farkel    

who??

393 days ago
15.

YouDontSay    

Get the name of his Attorney!!
I would sit in jail for 4 months for one million dollars.

393 days ago
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