Philly rapper Beanie Sigel is facing criminal tax fraud charges after he allegedly failed to file his taxes for a period of three years.
According to the Associated Press, charges were brought onto the rapper (real name: Dwight Grant) on Tuesday (October 5) for failing to pay taxes from 2002 to 2004.
During that time, he reportedly earned $1.5 million in income.
Despite the allegations, Sigel’s defense lawyer Fortunato Perri Jr. says his client was behind bars during some of those years, and had others handling his finances.
Perri hopes Sigel can avoid prison due to the circumstances.
The rapper served time on drug and weapons charges, and for prescription drug use while on federal probation over the years.
His last major label album, The Solution, was released in 2007. He dropped an indie album, titled The Broad Street Bully, in 2009. It sold just 34,000 copies.