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Thursday
Feb212013

Ja Rule Leaves New York Prison; Starts Another Stint Behind Bars

JaRule.netAround this time last year, Ja Rule was gushing to the New York Daily News about the high-profile, white-collar criminals he'd become friends with in an upstate New York prison.  On Thursday, Ja Rule walked out of that facility, but he's still not a free man.  He'll have to do time in federal custody for a tax case, the Daily News reports.

Ja, who served most of his two-year sentence for illegal gun possession, still has time remaining on his sentence for tax evasion.  He may have less than six months left and may be eligible for a halfway house, his lawyer tells the Daily News.

Along with the time behind bars, Ja has been ordered to pay $1.1 million in back taxes.

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