NEW YORK, May 8 (UPI) — Rapper Ja Rule has been released from the federal correctional institution in Ray Brook, N.Y., but will remain confined in his home until July, officials said.
“My client Jeffrey Atkins [aka Ja Rule] was released this morning … to serve out his federal time obligation due under the terms set forth in accordance with home confinement which were secured by his attorney Stacy Richman,” the singer’s representative said in a statement to TMZ Tuesday. “At present, he looks forward to spending some time with his family while he completes his memoir.”
E! News said the hip-hop artist spent nearly 23 months in two separate prisons for tax evasion and criminal possession of a weapon.
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