Rapper Ja Rule left an upstate New York prison Thursday morning after serving the majority of his two-year sentence for illegal gun possession. The platinum-selling rapper headed straight into federal custody in a tax case.
Ja Rule, whose real name is Jeffrey Atkins, was released from the Mid-State Correctional Facility Thursday and is now being held at the Oneida County Jail as he awaits word from the Federal Bureau of Prisons where he will serve time in the tax evasion case. He admitted in federal court in March 2011, that he had failed to pay taxes on more than $3 million he earned between 2004 and 2006.
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