Philly rapper Beanie Sigel admits not filing taxes

FILE - Rap star Beanie Sigel, right, and his attorney Fortunato N. Perri, Jr. walk into the U.S. Courthouse in Philadelphia, Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2008. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
August 9, 2011 1:00:32 PM PDT
Philadelphia rapper Beanie Sigel could face another prison stint after admitting he didn't file or pay taxes from 2003 through 2005.

The 37-year-old Sigel entered his plea Tuesday in federal court in Philadelphia.

U.S. prosecutors say he owes about $350,000 on $1 million of unreported income. But defense lawyer Fortunato Perri Jr. plans to challenge those calculations.

Sigel faces up to three years in prison at his Nov. 18 sentencing.

The rapper, born Dwight Grant, has served time on drug and weapons charges, and for prescription drug use while on federal probation.

But he has also led anti-violence rallies in hometown Philadelphia, and spoken to high school students about life choices.

Sigel's albums include "The Truth," "The B. Coming" and "The Solution."


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