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A month after he began serving his two-year jail sentence on gun charges, the 'Mesmerize' rapper is sentenced to 28 months in prison for failing to file federal income tax returns for five years.
Wearing a gray sweat suit and sunglasses, the 'Wonderful' rapper looks somber when appearing in a Manhattan courtroom for the formal sentencing on his weapons possession charges.
The rapper confessed to the tax crime during New Jersey's trial on Tuesday, March 22 after pleading guilty to more than $3 million unpaid taxes between 2007 and 2008.
A New York judge on Wednesday, March 9 trial has ordered him to start a two-year prison sentence for illegal weapons possession on June 8.
The rapper has documented his life and his family's before his sentencing hearing to a gun charge next moth.
According to his lawyer Stacey Richman, Ja Rule will not head to jail immediately after the hearing in February 2011, but will first complete his work commitment.
Due to be in court next year, Ja Rule will remain free until he is officially sentenced to a two-year prison term in February.
The rapper is required to attend a trial which will discuss issues surrounding the gun possession charge back in 2007.
Ja Rule addresses feud between Eminem and Mariah Carey, stating that 'there really shouldn't be any [diss] records being made.'