Beanie Sigel to Serve 2 Years in Prison

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/ July 12, 2012

Beanie Sigel will be sentenced today for the failure to file his taxes for three years. According to The Philadelphia Inquirer, federal prosecutors are pursuing the maximum sentence, which means the rapper, whose real name is Dwight Grant, could face three years in prison.

Beanie failed to file his taxes in 2003-2005. During this time, he reportedly earned $1 Million in income and owed the IRS $348,077 during that time, but neglected to pay.

According to XXL Magazine, Sigel’s attorney, Fortunato N. Perri, Jr believes “incarceration is an option.”

“It’s difficult to predict the outcome in cases like this,” said Perri. “The sentencing judge is going to evaluate all the factors, including his background. Hopefully, the court will recognize that this is not a crime of violence.”

Sigel was supposed to be sentence back in April, but it was pushed back after a home visit was requested by Perri after his client failed to provide financial information to an officer.

Beaine Sigel organized the famed rap group, State Property in 2002. As of last month, rapper Scarface told XXL the two were working on a joint album.

UPDATE:
FOX News reports: Philly Rapper Beanie Sigel sentenced to 2 years in prison for failing to pay more than $728,000 in federal income taxes since 1999.