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Fat Joe: Headed To Prison For Tax Evasion

Rapper Fat Joe has been sentenced to four months behind bars for failing to pay more than $1 million in income taxes.

The 42-year-old hip-hop star (real name: Joseph Cartagena) pled guilty back in December to failing to pay the Internal Revenue Service for taxes owed in 2007 and 2008.

Fat Joe faced up to two years in prison for not paying Uncle Same, but was ordered yesterday to spend four months in prison, pay a fine of $15,000, and have supervised release for one year.

The New York-bred entertainer, who currently lives in Miami with his wife and three children, has to report to prison by August 26.

Once weighing as much as 350 pounds, Fat Joe began loosing weight in 2011 and has dropped more than 90 pounds.

Fat Joe leaving court

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