Rapper and actor Ja Rule has pleaded guilty to tax evasion in New Jersey.
The platinum-selling rapper admitted Tuesday to not paying taxes on more than $3 million in income earned between 2004 and 2006.
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He entered his guilty plea in a Newark federal courtroom. As part of a plea agreement, the government has dismissed two counts against him for unpaid taxes on income earned in 2007 and 2008.
The 35-year-old performer is expected to be sentenced on the tax evasion charges in June.
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He is also facing sentencing the same month in New York after he pleaded guilty in December to attempted weapon possession. He agreed to a two-year prison term in that case.
Police say they found a loaded gun in a rear door of his luxury sports car when it was stopped for speeding after a July 2007 concert.
Ja Rule was nominated for a 2002 best rap album Grammy Award for "Pain is Love." His movie credits include 2001's "The Fast and the Furious" and 2003's "Scary Movie 3."