A Thanksgiving Miracle: Fat Joe Released Early From Miami Jail
We're going to pass on the opportunity to make a joke about someone named from Fat Joe being released early from jail right on time for Thanksgiving. Or at least we're really going to try.
Yes, Joseph Cartagena, AKA Fat Joe, was released Wednesday, just in time for the holidays, from the Miami jail he had been spending time in thanks to a guilty plea on tax evasion charges.
Joe reported to the Miami Federal Detention Center back on August 26 to start his four-month sentence. Joe had failed to report millions of dollars of income from 2007 to 2010, and when the feds started poking around he decided to take a guilty plea rather than let the charges go to trial. All in all he had failed to pay a tax bill totaling $718,038, so he ended up in a taxpayer-funded prison instead.
He could have faced a maximum sentence of two years behind bars, but ended up just serving a little more than three months of his four-month sentence.
Naturally his first order of business was to post a video of his surprise reunion with his daughter on Instagram.
Joe however is still stuck with a year of probation and had to pay a $15,000 fine.
Wooo, we made it through this entire post without a dumb joke.