Rapstar Ja Rule has been sentenced to 28 months in prison for not filing tax returns for over 3 years.  Jar Rule, real name Jeffrey Atkins, now owes over $1 million according to Federal Prosecutors and will begin serving his term in New York. 

His success began with the hit record Venni Vetti Vecci in 1999.  From there Ja Rule earned multi platinum sales and became a leading figure in the rap industry. 

Other legal troubles that Ja Rule was involved in were unlawful possession of a firearm, drug possession, assault, driving with a suspended license, and resisting arrest. 

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