Freedom is just around the corner for Ja Rule. The Murder Inc. rapper served almost two years in a state prison in central New York for illegal gun possession. According to the Associated Press, he has been transferred to Brooklyn's Metropolitan Detention Center to serve additional time in federal custody for a tax evasion case.
The detention center acts as a waiting area for prisoners close to release. Ja's expected release date is July 28.
Ja Rule began his sentence in 2011 on the gun charge stemming from a 2007 incident. As far as the tax evasion, he admitted to failing to pay up for more than $3 million earned between 2004 and 2006.
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