Beanie Sigel lands 24-month prison sentence

A hip-hop hero to many in the region, Beanie Sigel (Dwight Grant) is headed to prison.

The South Philly-born Lansdale resident this afternoon was sentenced to 24-months in prison by U.S. District Court Judge Jan E. Dubois for failing to file federal income tax returns, the U.S. Attorney’s office in Philly has announced.

The “All the Above” singer must report to prison on Sept. 12.

Reportedly Sigel, 28, avoided a stiffer sentence by pleading guilty to the charge. Sigel also must pay all taxes, penalties and interests he still owes to the IRS. Prosecutors say Sigel owes the IRS $728,536 for tax years 1999 through 2005.

The rapper has yet to comment.

Read the full sentencing memo, here.

In photos below: Beanie's trouble with the law