Tag: tax evasion

Fat Joe surprises fans, loved oned with early jail release

Bronx-born hip-hop star Fat Joe was sentenced to four months in prison back in August for tax evasion, and the rapper surprised everyone this week when he came home a few weeks early. Joe was released from prison in Miami’s Federal Detention Center just in time to enjoy Thanksgiving with his family. DJ Nasty posted on Instagram that “Joey Crack” was home.

Lauryn Hill released from prison, drops new song ‘Consumerism’

Rapper-singer Lauryn Hill has been released from prison after serving her three month sentence for failing to file tax returns. The former Fugee served her time at the federal prison in Danbury, Connecticut, a minimum security facility. Hill pleaded guilty to failing to pay taxes on more than $1.8 million earned between 2005 and 2007.