Fat Joe turned himself in and will begin serving his prison sentence. The Los Angeles Times reports on Aug. 26 that the rapper is serving time for tax evasion. He will be at the Federal Detention Center in Miami for the next four months.
Fat Joe owed more than $1 million in taxes, but he has been sentenced to only four months in a federal prison. The 42-year-old rapper will also have to pay a $15,000 fine. Fat Joe, also known as Joseph Cartagena, has paid back the taxes he owed, but he pointed out some of the blame belongs to the new accountant he hired.
The rapper revealed the accountant situation during an interview. He shared he was forced to hire a new person after his favorite retired. This accountant took over all of his bill payments including his taxes. Fat Joe blames the accountant for not filing his taxes on time because he trusted him completely. He only discovered the problems after a car dealership checked his credit report and found he was behind in many payments.
The 42-year-old will spend the next four months at the Federal Detention Center in Miami. Fat Joe gave his final goodbye on his official Twitter account before turning himself in to authorities. After wishing his fans well, he mentioned showing up at Diddy’s house for a New Year’s party. Fat Joe also left his fans with new music by giving them another Darkside mixtape. The “Darkside 3” features producers Diamond D, Streetrunner and others.