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Rapper Ja Rule pleads to tax evasion

Rapper Ja Rule pleads guilty to $3M tax evasion Rapper and actor Ja Rule admitted Tuesday that he failed to pay taxes on more than $3 million in income, pleading guilty to tax evasion in federal court in New Jersey, The Associated Press reports. Ja Rule, whose real name is Jeffrey Atkins, earned the money between 2004 and 2006 while he lived in Saddle River, an upscale community in northern New Jersey. He is expected to be sentenced June 13. He faces up to 1 year in prison and $100,000 in fines on each count.

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