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Fat Joe

Turns Himself in to Prison

8/26/2013 11:09 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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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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16.

Beast1479    

TigerLily: all Federal Prisons are luxurious? They are? Have you ever heard of Luisburg, Levenworth??

339 days ago
17.

GrilledCheese    

Due to "overcrowding"- shouldn't he be released by now. Geez, B. Brown was released in ten mins. On his THIRD DUI, count'em- that's one, two, and drum roll please... Three!!!!

339 days ago
18.

J    

Spent all the money on food.

339 days ago
19.

Rocky    

Westley Snipes was sentenced to 3 years. Interesting

339 days ago
20.

Nikki    

Now everybody in the 202, throw your hands in the air 'cause Fat Joe is through

Now everybody in the 202, throw 'em up! Check it out

I'm a white boy, but my neck is red
I put Miracle Whip on my Wonder Bread

My face is pale, nah, I've never been in jail
Me and Buffy spend every winter at Vail

How many bitches have I slapped? Zero.
Unh! And Martha Stewart happens to be my hero

I grew up on a farm and I was born with no rhythm
Dr. Phil's my uncle and I like to hang with-him

I can't dance, I wear khaki pants, My middle name's Lance, My Grandma's from France

So maybe I'm wack, 'Cause my skin ain't black, But you can't talk smack, 'Cause whitey just struck back

339 days ago
21.

Cj    

Taxes are voluntary.....debtors prisons were to have been deleted from America decades ago yet if you don't pay your voluntary taxes, you go to prison. Gotta love this "free" country.

339 days ago
22.

SAg    

Shoulda payed his taxes instead of buying all those Air Jordans......

339 days ago
23.

tmz addict    

thats like 100% of what you and I would make in our lifetimes or 30% of what he will make in his entire lifetime...Have a good year!

339 days ago
24.

Dakota    

Fat Joe will get even fatter in 4 months

339 days ago
25.

EunSong    

What better time than when irrelevant?

339 days ago
26.

Barry Soetoro    

He better follow his own advice and "lean back" in the showers.

339 days ago
27.

JBDragon    

WOW, so instead of forking out 1 million in Taxes, he only has to pay out $15,000 and stay 4 months in Jail? What a bargain.

339 days ago
28.

JuanRambo    

It's stupid that other celebrities are getting prison time but not Lindsay Lohan... Damn Slut...

339 days ago
29.

Anthony     

You guys have this all wrong the guy was getting charged outragous amout of taxes when he stoped makeing money like he was he had to save that for rainy days he probly wont get money like he used
Free Fat Joe
Thats the white society for you

250 days ago
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