“Fat Joe” Serving Sentence At Federal Detention Center In Miami

MIAMI (CBSMiami/AP) — The rap artist “Fat Joe” will serve a four month sentence for tax evasion in a federal detention center in Miami.

An attorney for the performer, whose real name is Joseph Cartagena said his client surrendered Monday.

Cartagena pleaded guilty in December 2012 to failing to pay taxes on more than $1 million of income in 2007 and in 2008.

The 42-year-old Miami Beach resident was charged in New Jersey because some of the companies he earns money from are incorporated in the state.

The platinum-selling artist once topped the Billboard charts with the hit “What’s Luv.”

Attorney Jeffrey Lichtman told The Associated Press that Cartagena was in positive spirits and looking forward to getting released and back to his family before Christmas.

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