The rap singer known as “Fat Joe” has been sentenced to four months in prison for failing to file income tax returns on more than $3.3 million in taxable income.
The performer, whose real name is Joseph Cartagena, was sentenced Monday in a federal court, in Newark, N.J. Cartagena, 42, of Miami Beach, Fla., previously pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge Cathy L. Waldor to two counts of a four-count information charging him with failing to file a tax return for tax years 2007 to 2010. Those two counts correlate to tax years 2007 and 2008. Under the terms of the plea agreement, however, the tax loss for all four years, including 2009 and 2010, was taken into account for sentencing.
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