Ja Rule - Ja Rule's Prison Release Set For July

Rapper Ja Rule will walk free from his latest prison stint in July (13).

The Always On Time hitmaker, real name Jeffrey Atkins, is currently serving out the final stretch of his tax evasion sentence at the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn, New York following last week's (ends22Feb13) transfer from another Big Apple facility, where he spent two years behind bars on a weapons charge.

Now federal authorities have given the hip-hop star a freedom date - he will be released on 28 July (13), providing he remains on his best behaviour, according to the Associated Press.

Ja Rule's tax troubles relate to a 2011 conviction for failing to pay more than $3 million (£1.9 million) to the state of New Jersey. He was ordered to spend 28 months in prison, but was able to serve the majority of the sentence concurrently with his punishment for a weapons violation.

However, the rapper's legal problems won't be over when he regains his freedom - he will still have to pay $1.1 million (£687,500) in back taxes and serve a minimum of three years probation.


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