Rap­per Ja Rule back in jail over tax eva­sion

Winnipeg Free Press - Section G - - ENTERTAINMENT -

AL­BANY, N.Y. — U.S. au­thor­i­ties say plat­inum-sell­ing rap­per Ja Rule is in a New York City jail with a July re­lease date.

The 36-year-old rap­per left a state prison in cen­tral New York last week af­ter serv­ing most of his two-year sen­tence for il­le­gal gun pos­ses­sion and went straight into fed­eral cus­tody in a tax eva­sion case.

The Fed­eral Bureau of Prisons says he has since moved from an up­state jail to Brook­lyn’s Met­ro­pol­i­tan De­ten­tion Cen­ter, which houses pris­on­ers await­ing court dates or hav­ing short terms left on their sen­tences. The bureau said his ex­pected re­lease date is July 28. Ja Rule ad­mits he failed to pay taxes on more than US$3 mil­lion earned be­tween 2004 and 2006.

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