Wu-Tang emcee Method Man pleaded guilty to a tax-evasion charge on Monday and wrote a check for the final $40-thousand restitution payment after owing about $106,000.
As previously reported, Meth was arrested on October 9th on charges he failed to pay state and personal income taxes. He pleaded guilty to a charge of attempted failure to pay tax.
He was sentenced to a conditional discharge, which means the arrest will be purged from his record if he stays out of trouble.
“When he found out about the tax issue he hired someone and immediately corrected it,” defense attorney Peter Frankel told The Associated Press. “He took care of it quickly like the good member of our community he is.”
The Wu-Tang MC, whose real name is Clifford Smith, failed to file tax returns for 2004 through 2007, prosecutors said. The most he owed for one year was $32,799.