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Beanie Sigel Slapped With Two-Year Sentence for Tax Evasion

Rapper owed $728,536 to the IRS

July 13, 2012 10:55 AM ET
Beanie Sigel
Beanie Sigel
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Beanie Sigel has been sentenced to two years in prison for tax evasion, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer. The rapper, real name Dwight Grant, failed to file tax returns from 1999 to 2005, save for one $10,000 tax payment in 2001. While earning $2.2 million in taxable income over those six years, Sigel owed the IRS $728,536. Sigel pleaded guilty to the charges in August, which stemmed only from 2003 to 2005 due to the statute of limitations.

On top of two years behind bars, Sigel will have a year of supervised release during which he must reimburse all back taxes, interest and penalties. In 2005, Sigel was acquitted of state charges on attempted murder. He is set to release a new album next month.

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