Fat Joe Gets Federal Prison Time For Tax Evasion

Fat Joe (born Joseph Cartagena) was sentenced to four months in federal prison for failing to pay $718,038 in taxes from 2007 through 2010n, and fined $150,000. He will also be subject to one year of supervised release once his prison term is up.

Fat Joe remains free on $250,000 bail and must report to the U.S. Bureau of Prisons on Aug. 26 to begin serving his sentence. He admitted receiving gross income in excess of $1.18 million in 2007, in excess of $1.28 million in 2008, in excess of $265,000 in 2009, and in excess of $630,000 in 2010, but blames his problem on “fancy guys in bow ties” who he alleges didn’t handle his fiances properly.