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Ja Rule's Prison Sentence Delayed Again Until June
posted Wednesday March 09, 2011 at 06:00AM PST | 14 comments
Citing the need to settle a tax issue and finish his album, Ja Rule and his team successfully lobby for three more months of freedom.
After it was decided his previous court date would be moved to Wednesday, March 9, 2011, Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Richard Carruthers ruled that Ja Rule will not have to report for sentencing until June 8. Ja—real name Jeffrey Atkins—was sentenced to two years for weapons possession stemming from a 2007 incident. According to Ja’s attorney, Stacey Richman, a few personal matters need to be handled before going behind bars.
“We want to finish the album, and there's also a tax issue,” Richman told the New York Post. “Somebody, an accountant, had filed an incorrect form, and this is to correct what was done in the past.”
As previously reported, Ja Rule is working on the sequel album, Pain Is Love 2. As of April 2002, the original Pain Is Love has been certified as a triple-platinum selling album.