Beanie Sigel goes to prison for two years due to unpaid taxes
Rapper Beanie Sigel has been sentenced with two years of prison time for not paying the Internal Revenue Service out of more than $700,000 in back taxes.
According to reports, 38-year-old Sigel — who has worked with some of the prominent names in the rap industry, including Snoop Dogg and Jay-Z — had previously pleaded guilty to not filing federal tax returns for the years 2003, 2004 and 2005.
During the sentencing hearing of Beanie Sigel in U.S District Court of Philadelphia, the rapper told the judge that he accepts “total responsibility” for his back taxes but also complained about his family members who allegedly spent him dry while he was serving time for his gun and drug crimes back in 2004 and 2005.
“I haven’t been able to get my career back on track since,” Beanie Sigel told the court about his case back taxes.
The rapper is given time until September 12 to surrender to authorities and begin his two-year sentence.