Beanie Sigel
7.12.2012

Beanie Sigel Sentenced to 2 Years in Prison for Tax Charges

Beanie Sigel has been sentenced to two years behind bars for not paying $700,000 in federal income taxes.

The 38-year-old rapper, born Dwight Grant, had previously plead guilty to not filing federal tax returns in 2003, 2004, and 2005, reports TMZ.

During his sentencing at U.S District Court in Philadelphia, Jay-Z’s former Roc-A-Fella Records signee told the judge he accepts “total responsibility” for his actions. However, he did complain about family members who allegedly spent his money while he was serving time for drug and gun crimes in 2004 and 2005.

“I haven’t been able to get my career back on track since,” Sigel told the court.

Sigel, whose albums include The Truth, The B. Coming, and The Reason, has until September 12 to report to prison.