Ja Rule admits to unpaid taxes

By | Published on Wednesday 23 March 2011

Ja Rule

Ja Rule, possibly keen to get his financial affairs in order before heading to jail in June to serve a two year jail term over previously reported gun charges, has pleaded guilty to three counts of failing to file a tax return and has committed to pay $1 million in back taxes.

The rapper was in court in New Jersey yesterday over allegations he failed to file a tax return between 2004 and 2008. At the hearing Rule admitted to being slack in his financial affairs and said he’d pay back taxes and related fines.

The hip hopper could still face a custodial sentence in relation to the unpaid taxes, and will be sentenced on 13 Jun, by which time he’ll already be in jail for the gun crimes.