April 12, 2012 |
FEDERAL PROSECUTORS have accused rap performer Beanie Sigel of thumbing his nose at the criminal-justice system by failing to cooperate with his probation officer. Sigel, whose real name is Dwight Grant, is awaiting sentencing for failing to file income taxes for tax years 2003, 2004 and 2005. Federal prosecutors are seeking the maximum sentence of three years. Sigel, 38, pleaded guilty to the charges in August. He is expected in federal district court for a status hearing Thursday.
October 19, 2007 |
Beanie Sigel has beaten another rap. Prosecutors withdrew charges yesterday against the rapper, whose real name is Dwight Grant, after he resolved a dispute over a rental car he had kept long past its return date. "We're satisfied with the way the D.A.'s Office handled the case," said Sigel's attorney, Fortunato N. Perri Jr. He said there were no further outstanding charges against his client. Sigel, 33, of South Philadelphia, was dressed in a brown shirt and pants as he appeared at his 9 a.m. preliminary hearing at 55th and Pine Streets before Municipal Court Judge Frank Brady.
March 8, 2013 |
The South Philadelphia rapper Beanie Sigel was sentenced Wednesday in Delaware County Court to six to 23 months on drug charges stemming from an August arrest. Sigel is already in federal custody, serving two years for failure to pay about $348,000 in taxes. On Aug. 29, Sigel and a friend were arrested by state police after a traffic stop on I-95 in Tinicum Township. The driver, Gerald Andrews of Philadelphia, was pulled over for following another car too closely and swerving out of his lane.
April 13, 2005 |
The left hand doesn't know who the right hand is shooting in State Property 2, Damon Dash's prodigiously muddled thug-life sequel. The story is simple enough (although many plot elements can't bear logical scrutiny): Beans (once again played by rap star Beanie Sigel), a Philadelphia drug boss, is convicted of attempted murder. While he is incarcerated, his crew loses market share. Beans finds a new bulk supplier in prison and emerges determined to get back on top. The movie is dark, disjointed and incredibly digressive.
September 6, 2012 |
A preliminary hearing on drug and weapons charges for the Philadelphia rapper Beanie Sigel was continued at the request of prosecutors until evidence in the case could be processed in a lab. Bail, originally set at $300,000, was changed to unsecured. This will allow Sigel to be transferred from the Delaware County prison to begin a two-year federal sentence for tax evasion. He was to report Wednesday. He had been held on a federal detainer, according to his attorney, Fortunato N. Perri Jr. Sigel, 38, appearing far more alert than in his previous court appearance, gave two thumbs up to supporters in the small courtroom as he was led away in handcuffs.
March 29, 2005 |
Back in 1998, when Beanie Sigel first emerged as Jay-Z's tough-guy protege, the South Philadelphia rapper posed in a cell block for his album, The Truth, and asserted his bona fides with "What Your Life Like," a harrowing tale of life behind bars. "What you know about 23 and 1? / Locked down all day, underground, never seeing the sun," Sigel spat, so convincingly that his "realness" seemed beyond question. For a guy to rap that authoritatively, he must have done time himself. Right?
July 10, 2012
This is what will make news in Philadelphia this week: COURTS Slammer for Beanie Sigel? Sentencing is scheduled for rapper Beanie Sigel, who pleaded guilty earlier this year to failing to file federal income-tax returns for 2003 to 2005. Federal prosecutors are seeking the maximum allowable sentence, which is three years. Sigel, whose actual name is Dwight Grant, earned in excess of $1 million in net income those years and owes approximately $348,077 in taxes, prosecutors said in a sentencing memorandum.
February 27, 2001 |
The fans waved to the popular South Philadelphia hip-hop artist. Beanie Sigel, 26, showman that he is, smiled back. No, Beanie wasn't about to perform on stage. He was walking into a city courtroom to face charges brought by a woman in her 20s who accused him of assault. There was a grin on Beanie's face and a bounce in Beanie's walk because he knew he was going to beat the rap. The woman was nowhere to be found. "It was the third listing of the preliminary hearing, and she hasn't shown up yet," said his lawyer, Fortunato N. Perri Jr. "We don't know where she is. " The attorney persuaded Municipal Judge Teresa Carr Deni to drop charges of simple assault, terroristic threats, recklessly endangering another person and weapons offenses.
August 31, 2012 |
The trouble-prone Philadelphia rapper Beanie Sigel thought he had two weeks of freedom before the Sept. 12 start of a two-year federal prison term for tax evasion. But on Wednesday, he was already behind bars, this time on drug and weapons charges in the Delaware County jail, unable to make $300,000 cash bail. Around 3:15 a.m. - just hours after the release of his sixth album, This Time - Sigel, 38, and a friend were arrested during a routine traffic stop by state troopers on I-95 near Exit 9 in Tinicum Township.