Fat Joe has plead guilty for failing to pay more than $700,000 in income taxes. (Photo/Getty Images)

Fat Joe pleads guilty to tax evasion

Rapper Fat Joe is in some fat legal trouble.

The rap star—real name Joseph Cartagena—pleaded guilty Thursday in a New Jersey federal court to failing to pay taxes on nearly $3 million in income over the course of two years, E! News confirms.

He faces up to two years in prison for his offense.

The “Make It Rain” singer entered pleas for two misdemeanor counts from 2007 and 2008, but his sentencing will reportedly take into consideration the federal government’s initial findings, which allege that the Miami Beach, Fla. resident failed to pay income taxes on his earnings from 2007 to 2010.

He reportedly owes upwards of $700,000.

Fat Joe’s attorney Jeffrey Lichtman tells E! that the hip hop star had been “working to resolve his issues” even before he knew about the criminal investigation.

Click over to E! Online for the rest of the story.

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