Rapper Ja Rule Released From Prison
The rapper started his sentence in July 2011 after he was convicted of criminal possession of a firearm and tax evasion
Ja rule was found guilty and given the 2-year sentence in 2010 when he pleaded guilty to attempted criminal possession of a weapon after a 2007 incident in which cops found a loaded semi-automatic handgun in his sports car. He turned himself in to authorities in June 2011.
In July 2011, Ja Rule was also sentenced to 28 months behind bars for tax evasion, after failing to pay taxes on more than $3 million in earnings from 2004-2006. Ja Rule served the tax evasion sentence concurrently with his gun possession sentence.