Ja Rule was released from prison this week after serving most of a two-year sentence for weapons possession. While the rapper has yet to talk about his future plans, a spokesperson has confirmed he will be in home confinement for the remainder of his sentence for tax evasion. spokesperson, Melanie A. Bonvicino, tells TMZ … “My client Jeffrey Atkins (aka Ja Rule) was released this morning from the Raybrook Correctional Facility in Upstate New York to serve out his federal time obligation due under the terms set forth in accordance with home confinement which were secured by his attorney Stacy Richman,” the rapper’s rep, Melanie A. Bonvicino told TMZ. “At present, he looks forward to spending some time with his family while he completes his memoir.”
A couple weeks ago, Ja Rule was released from upstate prison only to be taken into federal custody. It turns out the Queens rapper is in a Brooklyn jail and will be released in late July after finishing out a two-year sentence for tax evasion.
The Associated Press reports:
The 36-year-old rapper left a state prison in central New York last week after serving most of his two-year sentence for illegal gun possession and went straight into federal custody in a tax evasion case. The Federal Bureau of Prisons says he has since moved from an upstate jail to Brooklyn’s Metropolitan Detention Center, which houses prisoners awaiting court dates or having short terms left on their sentences. The bureau said Thursday his expected release date is July 28.
The “Put It On Me” rapper had been serving time for a weapons possession charge. The tax evasion sentence was to run concurrently but Ja was released early for the gun rap thanks to good behavior. In early 2012, Ja infamously said “prison is amazing” when discussing the new friends he made in the bing, including former New York State Comptroller Alan Hevesi and former Tyco CEO Dennis Kozlowski.
As expect, Ja Rule was released from prison in upstate New York today. However, he was promptly taken to a federal prison.
The Queens rapper, born Jeffery Atkins, served out most of his two year sentence for a gun possession charge under protective custody at Mid-State Correctional Facility. However, he still has time to serve on a 28-month sentence he was handed after pleading guilty to tax evasion charges; thus he isn’t coming home, just yet.
The Associated Press reports:
Ja Rule may have less than six months left and may be eligible for a halfway house, defense attorney Stacey Richman said. An order to pay $1.1 million in back taxes is one of the main reasons he wants to get back to work, she said. “Many people are looking forward to experiencing his talent again,” Richman said. …
Ja Rule, who went to the prison in Marcy in June 2011, is getting out at his earliest release date, state correction spokeswoman Linda Foglia said. He had two misbehavior reports for unauthorized phone calls in February 2012 and had work assignments on lawn and grounds crews and participated in education programs, she said.
Around the time of those aforementioned “unauthorized phone calls” (January 2012), Rule called in to Vlad TV. In March 2011, the “Holla Holla” rapper admitted in federal court that he didn’t pay taxes on the $3 million he earned between 2004 and 2006 while he lived in New Jersey. The previous year, Ja Rule took a plead guilty to attempted criminal possession of a weapon after NYPD found a loaded .40-caliber semiautomatic gun in his car during a traffic stop after a concert at The Beacon Theatre in Manhattan back in 2007. Early last year, Ja Rule told the New York Daily News that jail was “amazing” when discussing the connections he was making in the bing. In early 2013, while incarcerated, Ja Rule released an album titled Pain Is Love 2 that received little fanfare.
It seems like it was just yesterday, Ja turned himself in. Last week, his URL posted a recent photo of Ja and says that the rapper should be released on February 21, 2013.
Back in June of 2011, Ja Rule began his two year sentence on weapons charges, which ran concurrently with his tax evasion charge and since then he has obtained his high school diploma. Source: Ifwt.com