PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Rapper Beanie Sigel has been sentenced in Philadelphia to two years in prison for failing to file federal income tax returns.

The 38-year-old's real name is Dwight Grant, and he's from the Philadelphia suburb of Lansdale. He was sentenced in federal court Thursday and ordered to report to prison Sept. 12. He pleaded guilty in August.

Prosecutors say Sigel owes more than $700,000 for the tax years 1999 through 2005.

A U.S. District Court judge ordered him to pay all taxes, penalties and interest as determined by the Internal Revenue Service. The rapper told the judge he accepted "total responsibility" for not paying his taxes.

Sigel also has served time on drug and weapons charges and for prescription drug use while on federal probation. His albums include "The Truth," ''The B. Coming" and "The Solution."

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3 thoughts on “Beanie Sigel Gets 2 Years for Philly Tax Charges

  1. Hiawa23 on said:

    Not sure I would label the I R S evil, but they do what they are supposed to do, collect taxes which funds our government. I kind of have sympathy for those who make alittle wanting to not pay taxes, but these guys & gals who make millions, & in some cases billions skipping taxes really gets me. You keep almost 100% of your millions, pay no taxes then when they come looking you have nothing left. Well, I hope he enjoys his time behind bars.

  2. Hiawa23 on said:

    So, back in those years when he was making all this money, did it not occur to him, that he was supposed to be paying taxes, did he not know one day the IRS would come for the money, & if he is going to jail he must not now have the money, cause we see many who claim they forgot to pay, when the IRS comes they pay and move on with life, and if he doesn’t have the money, wow, he must wasted alot of it to draw the kind of tax must mean he made alot of money, of which it seems he kept most of it at the time and blew through it..

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