TaxEvasion

Ja Rule Receives Added Jail Time for Tax Evasion
Incarcerated rapper Ja Rule received some more bad news Monday (July 18), when he was handed down a 28-month federal prison sentence for failing to file his income tax returns.
Rule, born Jeffrey Atkins, is currently serving out a two-year term on a weapons charge, and will likely now spend several m…
Wyclef Jean Owes IRS More Than $5 Million
When news surfaced that Wyclef Jean intended to run for presidential office in Haiti, there was an immediate report published by the Smoking Gun that revealed the former Fugee owed more than $2 million in back taxes. CBS News has now learned Jean is in debt for way more than that initial sum...
Method Man Pleads Guilty to Tax Evasion
Method Man is owning up to his debt to Uncle Sam, entering a guilty plea to a misdemeanor charge of attempted failure to pay taxes. Meth, born Clifford Smith, entered the plea in Staten Island Criminal Court today (June 28), paying the last $40,000 of his $106,000 bill...
Jermaine Dupri Disputes $3.2 Million Tax Bill
Uber-producer Jermaine Dupri is speaking out against claims that he owes Uncle Sam $3.2 million in back taxes stating that the bill has been paid. According to reports the IRS filed a $3,095,004 lien against Dupri in September of 2008, while the state of Georgia filed a $135,749 lien against him in …
Flavor Flav Owes More Than $183,000 in Back Taxes
Public Enemy hype man turned reality TV star, Flavor Flav is the latest name added to the list of celebs failing to pay taxes. The New York native owes more than $183,000 to the state of California. According to reports a lien for $183,800 was filed against Flav in Sacramento County Court on Sept...
DMX Owes $1.5 Million in Back Taxes
Troubled rapper DMX can't win. In May, the MC was released from America's notorious "Tent City" prison in Maricopa County, Ariz., and could potentially be headed back to the slammer for owing over $1.5 million in back taxes.
According to public records uncovered by the De…
Method Man Turns Himself in for Tax Evasion
No one likes paying taxes, but Method Man (as per usual) has taken things to a new level. After years of evasion, the money-starved system finally caught up with the Wu-Tang legend, and it's now a felony situation. The New York Post reports that Method Man -- real name Clifford Smith -- has turned h…