Earlier today, rapper Fat Joe turned himself into a federal prison in Miami to serve a four-month prison sentence for tax evasion.
The Bronx-native, whose real name is Joseph Cartagena, plead guilty back in December 2012 after failing to pay income taxes in 2007 and 2008, which totaled more than $1 million.
Joe, 42, is currently being held at the Federal Detention Center in Miami and will have to pay a $15,000 fine, and serve an additional year under supervised release, reports TMZ.
“I did everything I possibly can to correct the situation,” the rapper told Fuse this month. “I paid them back. It wasn’t entirely my fault. I had a new accountant for like the last four years. And then you could see that my accountant that worked for me for the 15 years prior to that always paid my stuff on time, always had it on time.”
Joe’s attorney said that he was in positive spirits and looking forward to getting released and back to his family before Christmas, reports the Associated Press.