Rapper Fat Joe sentenced in NJ for tax case - Houston weather, traffic, news | FOX 26 | MyFoxHouston

Rapper Fat Joe sentenced in NJ for tax case

Fat Joe (Joseph Cartagena) outside court in Newark, N.J., Dec. 20, 2012. (AP Photo/Samantha Henry, file) Fat Joe (Joseph Cartagena) outside court in Newark, N.J., Dec. 20, 2012. (AP Photo/Samantha Henry, file)

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - Rapper "Fat Joe" has been sentenced to four months in prison after admitting he failed to file federal income taxes.

The platinum-selling artist, whose real name is Joseph Cartagena, apologized to his family and supporters before being sentenced Monday in federal court in Newark.

He pleaded guilty in December 2012 to failing to pay taxes on more than $1 million of income in 2007 and in 2008.

U.S. Magistrate Cathy Waldor said she took into consideration the government's allegation that Cartagena failed to taxes on some $3 million in income for years 2007 through 2010, an estimated tax loss to the government of $718,038.

The Miami Beach resident was prosecuted in New Jersey because some of the companies he earns money from are incorporated in Somerville.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  • LocalMore>>

  • Is clean water a Human right

    Is clean water a Human right

  • 90 year old woman's anger leads to standoff with police

    90 year old woman's anger leads to standoff with police

     

  • Ebola virus sparks travel warning

    Ebola virus sparks travel warning

    Thursday, July 31 2014 7:25 PM EDT2014-07-31 23:25:32 GMT
    The Ebola outbreak might be happening in Africa.. but the front line in the battle against it is right here in Galveston.It's a race against the clock at UTMB. they are trying to develop a vaccine for the deadly Ebola virus. The bad news IS it's not ready yet.. The good news says Dr. Jim Leduc says they're getting close."They stage we are in now is actually challenging laboratory animals with the live ebola virus to see if the vaccine works and so far it looks quite promising."Leduc says they...
    The Ebola outbreak might be happening in Africa.. but the front line in the battle against it is right here in Galveston.It's a race against the clock at UTMB. they are trying to develop a vaccine for the deadly Ebola virus. The bad news IS it's not ready yet.. The good news says Dr. Jim Leduc says they're getting close."They stage we are in now is actually challenging laboratory animals with the live ebola virus to see if the vaccine works and so far it looks quite promising."Leduc says they...
Powered by WorldNow

KRIV FOX 26
4261 Southwest Freeway
Houston, TX 77027

Phone: (713) 479-2801
Fax: (713) 479-2859

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices