Former Roc-A-Fella artist Beanie Sigel has reportedly been charged with committing tax fraudulence dating back nearly ten years ago.
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Details on Sigel's financial woes hit the Internet Wednesday (October 6).
Rapper Beanie Sigel (SEE'-gul) is facing criminal charges for alleged tax fraud. Federal prosecutors in Philadelphia say the entertainer born Dwight Grant made $1.5 million from 2002 to 2004, but filed no tax returns. The tax charges come in a federal information filed Wednesday. That typically indicates a defendant's cooperation. Sigel's lawyer did not immediately return a call for comment. (Associated Press)
Despite a criminal background, Sigel has promoted non-violence for his Philadelphia hometown in recent years.
Sigel 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 his hometown and spoken to high school students about life choices. Sigel's albums include "The Truth," ''The B. Coming" and "The Solution." (The Canadian Press)
Sigel recently made headlines after dissing ex-labelmates Jay-Z and Kanye West on a freestyle.
"Middle finger up to Jay'eeerrr, I don't give a f*ck about Ye'eerrr," Sigel raps, "Wanna know, I think Ye Queeer/He dress gayeeeer, I sweearr/I heard he takes it in his reeeearr/You should know by now I don't caaarrre." (Rap Radar)
Earlier in the same month, Sigel performed a freestyle diss of Jay's "Already Home", targeting the rap mogul at a Philadelphia concert.
"Lost the Best of Both Worlds, you could of called R. Kelly," Beans rapped, "Mister 2-3, since he's got the arch already, you supposed to pass that Roc when the ball got heavy/Instead he's getting picked at half court already -- he 45 and playing for the Wizards already/Stop stalling, let's get it already/Number one rap recording would have spit it already/I'm a nightmare and will show up in your dreams like Freddy/Sigel, Desert Eagle Arc heavy, already/N*ggas is running scared already/Memph Bleek peed the sheets and leave the bed all wetty..." (YouTube)