Beanie Sigel Admits Being a Tax Evader

Beanie Sigel Admits Being a Tax Evader

Rapper Beanie Sigel is facing more time in prison after admitting to a court that he didn’t file or pay taxes from 2003 to 20005.

According to ABC News, Sigel appeared in federal court on Tuesday, Aug. 10, and entered a guilty plea. Despite Sigel’s plea, his defense lawyer, Fortunato Perri Jr.,  is contesting U.S. prosecutors’ calculations that the former Roc-A-Fella rapper owes about $350,000 of the reportedly $1 million that went undeclared.

For Sigel, a conviction could lead to several years behind bars. The State Property rapper will return to court on Nov. 18 for sentencing. He faces up to three years in prison for his crime.

This wouldn’t be the first time that Sigel has faced jail time. In 2004, Sigel was sentenced to a year in prison on gun and drug possession charges. In 2008, the rapper was sent back to prison for three months for violating the terms of his parole three times.

Besides tax evasion troubles, Sigel is also currently facing a $50,000 lawsuit stemming from a 2009 shooting at a party outside Philadelphia’s Power 99 radio station.

Perhaps it’s time that The Broad Street Bully turn over a new leaf, before he snags a major prison sentence.

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