Unfortunately, Fat Joe will not be taking part in rap’s big summer of fun or at least not all of it. When he appeared in a New Jersey federal court on Monday, the rapper was sentenced to four months in federal prison failing to pay taxes on more than $1 million of income in 2007 and in 2008. Don Cartagena had already pleaded guilty to the charges in December 2012.
He also received a $15,000 fine, and one-year supervised release. He’s scheduled to report to prison by August 26 so he’ll be able to enjoy most of the summer as a free man.