After failing to report income taxes from 2003-2005, Philadelphia rapper Beanie Sigel’s time to pay the taxman has come. Unfortunately for the former Roc-A-Fella rapper this will include spending two years in prison.
IRS investigators found that Sigel did not file tax returns from 1999 through 2002, except for a $10,000 tax payment in 2001. Federal prosecutors alleged that Sigel earned more than $2.2 million in taxable income between 1999 and 2005 and owed $728,536 for those six years. Fortunately for the rapper, he wasn’t charged for his misgivings from 1999 through 2002 because the statute of limitations had expired.
Sigel, whose real name is Dwight Grant, pleaded guilty to the charges in August 2011. U.S. District Judge Jan DuBois also imposed a year of supervised release after the sentence during which time Sigel has to pay all back taxes, interest and penalties he owes.
Judge DuBois gave the rapper until Sept. 12 to surrender to the Bureau of Prisons.