Jeffrey Atkins aka JaRule is next up on the prison train… but save him two seats!
Atkins was sentenced back in December to two years in prison stemming from a 2007 gun charge.
Well you can make that a double after the well-known rapper/actor admitted Tuesday that he failed to pay taxes on more than $3 million in income. JaRule now faces up to three years in prison in addition to the two he already got on the gun charges.
It didn’t take long for his arch nemesis 50 Cent to go at him either…
According to the AP, JaRule earned at least $3 million between 2004 and 2006 that he didn’t pay taxes on.
Atkins’ attorneys are currently work on a plea where, if conditions are met, the government will agree to dismiss two counts against him for unpaid taxes on another $1 million or so that he earned in 2007 and 2008.
Atkins is scheduled to be sentenced June 13 on the three tax evasion charges and faces up to one year in prison and $100,000 in fines on each count.
Five days before that (June 8th), he is scheduled to report to prison in New York to serve a two-year sentence after pleading guilty in December to attempted criminal possession of a weapon.
Atkins’ attorney, Stacy Richman, is expected to file to have the tax evasion sentence served concurrently with the weapons sentence. [Good luck with that...]
Atkins appeared in U.S. District Court in Newark and answered a series of questions from U.S. Magistrate Patty Shwartz and Assistant U.S. Attorney Joseph Mack about his income from 2004 to 2008, which reached $1.59 million in 2005 and gradually fell to $490,000 in 2008.
He didn’t comment outside the courtroom but when asked how he felt about the charges as he stepped into a waiting car he said, “I feel great.” READ MORE
I wonder how “great” JaRule is gonna feel when he’s laying up beside Wesley Snipes in that bunk bed?