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Fat Joe

Turns Himself in to Prison

8/26/2013 11:09 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Fat Joe has just turned himself in to prison to serve his 4 month sentence for tax evasion.

The rapper -- real name Joseph Cartagena -- is officially in custody at the Federal Detention Center in Miami.

As TMZ previously reported, Joe pled guilty back in December to stiffing Uncle Sam on a boatload of taxes for the years 2007 and 2008 ... more than $1 million total.

He originally faced up to two years in the slammer for the crime -- but was ultimately sentenced to just 4 months and a $15,000 fine, plus one-year supervised release.

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Ronb331    

Cool story Bro

393 days ago
2.

NOT ELMO    

sentenced to just 4 months and a $15,000 fine, plus one-year supervised release..........................I AM SOOO PROUD OF YOU FATSO

393 days ago
3.

Maude    

I read this as "Fat Joe Turns Himself Into A Prison". Imagine my disappointment.

393 days ago
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kitnplayn    

THIEF.

393 days ago
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CleanYourRoomYumsie    

All these rapper celebrities should pay uncle Sam in advance, instead of buying bottles of bubbly and making it rain. Oh wait, most of their $$ probably goes to child support.

393 days ago
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FiFi    

Why do these fools think they don't have to pay taxes, but WE DO. Phuck celebrities who take our $$ then decide they don't owe taxes on the $$. GO TO HELL, I MEAN JAIL U AZZHOLES.

393 days ago
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Janielle37    

Rappers you need to pay your taxes! You f-ing losers. I do it every year so you should do the same

393 days ago
8.

Dead account Delete at will    

Lock up that chubby tubb

393 days ago
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TigerLily    

What a joke! 4months! He won. 1 million and he only has to give them back only 15k........

393 days ago
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TigerLily    

oh and in federal prison,aka, a luxurious hotel for only 4 months. I know it would not that easy for Tom next door.

393 days ago
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KnuckleDragger    

That's funny. He didn't pay the $1,000,000 so they gave him 4 months. Wonder how much time they'll give him when he doesn't pay the $15,000? $1,000,000 divided by 120 days is $8,333 a day. So...he'll do 2 days next time.

393 days ago
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tmz addict    

thats the exact same thing as buying a 10 ferraris......... except you dont drive them around a day in your life..... what a ****ed up scale

393 days ago
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Toilethead    

All rappers should go to prison.

393 days ago
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pj    

Oh good he'll be out by Christmas for his kids.

393 days ago
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Beast1479    

A Federal Detention Center is NOT even close to the same as Prison TMZ. You don't go to federal prison for 120days, just doesn't happen. You are the same people that reported that Paris Hilton was in Prison when in fact she was in a Protective Custody (PC) wing of the LA County JAIL. And IF Fat [ass] Joe went to any prison they would put him in protective custody. He is in a Level 1 detention center, NOT prison!!

393 days ago
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