Posted: 4:53 a.m. Monday, Aug. 26, 2013
By Sarah Crow
UPDATE 8/26/13: On Monday, August 26, TMZ reports that Fat Joe is officially in custody at the Federal Detention Center in Miami to serve his four month sentence.
There are two things you can't avoid in this life — death and taxes — and it looks like another rap star is going to have to pay the piper.
Luckily for rapper Fat Joe, he's only going up against the latter.
TMZ reports that Joe, who pled guilty to tax evasion in December, has been sentenced to four months in prison for conveniently forgetting to pay Uncle Sam in both 2007 and 2008, stiffing the government to the tune of $1 million.
Joe was originally facing up to two years behind bars for the charges against him, but is getting off with a relatively light sentence, which includes the four months of lockup, a $15,000 fine, and one year supervised release.
At least Joe's found a way to avoid NYC's sweltering late-summer temperatures — he's required to report to the icy embrace of the cellblock by August 26.