July 12, 2012


Beanie Sigel Sentenced to 2 Years for Tax Evasion

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Philadelphia rapper Beanie Sigel was sentenced to two years in prison at the U.S. District Court in Philadelphia today for failing to pay more than $728,000 in taxes dating back to 1999.

Prosecutors had hoped the judge would impose a three-year sentence, the maximum allowed under Sigel's case.

Sigel was supposed to be sentenced in April, but his lawyer told the court that the rapper had not provided certain requested financial information. The rapper pleaded guilty in August 2011.

This is far from Sigel's only legal problems. In 2004, he was sentenced to a year in prison on federal weapons charges. In 2008, he returned to jail on parole violations. He is currently facing a lawsuit stemming from a shooting incident outside a Philadelphia radio station.