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April 12, 2012 | BY MICHAEL HINKELMAN, Daily News Staff Writer
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.
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January 8, 2015 | By Michael Boren, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Philadelphia rapper Beanie Sigel left an Atlantic City hospital last weekend after spending nearly a month recovering from a gunshot wound, police said Tuesday. Sigel gave investigators a statement before leaving AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center. "I'm not going to characterize whether he was cooperative or uncooperative," Pleasantville Police Capt. Sean Riggin said Tuesday. Asked if the statement was helpful, he said, "Yes, sure. Every statement's helpful. " Sigel was shot Dec. 5 at his brother-in-law's Pleasantville home, where he had been staying after being released from a federal prison for tax evasion.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 9, 2015 | By A.D. Amorosi, For The Inquirer
The complicated life and legal history of Dwight Grant - Beanie Sigel - South Philly's grittiest rapper and preeminent rep of its meanest streets - is etched in stone and repeated in newsprint. He's been Jay Z's best bud, label signee, and worst enemy (pals now since Beans and Hova reunited for May's Tidal B-Sides concert). He's got a stark, seven-album-deep solo career, and is forever a member of State Property with Freeway and other notorious Philly MCs. He's been arrested, jailed, and released, most recently in 2014, when he was shot and hospitalized.
NEWS
October 19, 2007 | By Dwight Ott INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
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.
NEWS
March 8, 2013 | By Mari A. Schaefer, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
April 13, 2005 | By David Hiltbrand INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
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.
NEWS
September 6, 2012 | By Mari A. Schaefer, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
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.
NEWS
March 29, 2005 | By Dan DeLuca INQUIRER MUSIC CRITIC
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?
NEWS
December 20, 2014 | By Michael Boren, Inquirer Staff Writer
The crime has the makings of a movie script: Car chase. Gunshots. Famous Philadelphia rapper. But the ending of the script - and the final clue that connects all the dots - remains missing. Who shot Beanie Sigel? The rapper is recovering at AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center in Atlantic City from wounds caused by a bullet that struck the abdomen and exited his back two weeks ago in Pleasantville. Investigators say they have received little cooperation from Sigel's family and friends since the Dec. 5 shooting.
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June 9, 2015 | By A.D. Amorosi, For The Inquirer
The complicated life and legal history of Dwight Grant - Beanie Sigel - South Philly's grittiest rapper and preeminent rep of its meanest streets - is etched in stone and repeated in newsprint. He's been Jay Z's best bud, label signee, and worst enemy (pals now since Beans and Hova reunited for May's Tidal B-Sides concert). He's got a stark, seven-album-deep solo career, and is forever a member of State Property with Freeway and other notorious Philly MCs. He's been arrested, jailed, and released, most recently in 2014, when he was shot and hospitalized.
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January 8, 2015 | the Inquirer Staff
Dunham denies it all Lena Dunham  posted an Instagram pic of her and her left hand - bedecked with sparkly ringlike jewels! Worlds hemorrhaged! Surely, this meant she was engaged to her bf,  Jack Antonoff , he of that cool band  Bleachers ! Nuh- uh,  she says. So does her bff  Jenni Konner , who also happens to exec-produce HBO's  Girls , source of Dunham's fame. At an HBO premiere show for Season 4 of  Girls,  Konner said she and LD wear friendship rings and that's what it is so shut  up. Philly folk man to fold 'em Gene Shay , 79, the grand man of Philadelphia folk music, announced Tuesday that he'd do his final installment of The Folk Show for WXPN on Feb. 1. This man has done more than even a legend could do. He cofounded the Philadelphia Folk Festival in 1962, has been doing radio in our market since at least then, and has been on 'XPN since 1995.
NEWS
January 8, 2015 | By Michael Boren, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Philadelphia rapper Beanie Sigel left an Atlantic City hospital last weekend after spending nearly a month recovering from a gunshot wound, police said Tuesday. Sigel gave investigators a statement before leaving AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center. "I'm not going to characterize whether he was cooperative or uncooperative," Pleasantville Police Capt. Sean Riggin said Tuesday. Asked if the statement was helpful, he said, "Yes, sure. Every statement's helpful. " Sigel was shot Dec. 5 at his brother-in-law's Pleasantville home, where he had been staying after being released from a federal prison for tax evasion.
NEWS
December 29, 2014 | BY SOLOMON LEACH, Daily News Staff Writer leachs@phillynews.com, 215-854-5903
HE'S ALIVE! That was the word yesterday from authorities regarding South Philly rapper Beanie Sigel, debunking wild online rumors that Jay Z's former protege had died after being shot earlier this month. "I've been getting calls periodically for the last two days that somebody put it out," said Pleasantville, N.J., Police Capt. Sean Riggin, noting that Sigel is still recovering. He declined to elaborate on the rapper's medical condition, citing the family's wishes. It is unclear how the hoax started, Riggin said, but it appears to be the work of a satirical news site.
NEWS
December 28, 2014 | By Michael Boren, Inquirer Staff Writer
Fans of the Philadelphia rapper Beanie Sigel received a scare this week when rumors of his death from a gunshot wound he sustained three weeks ago swirled online. But it was all just a hoax. "He's not dead," Pleasantville, N.J., Police Capt. Sean Riggin said Friday, repeating it more than once. Detectives, he said, interviewed Sigel on Christmas Eve, the first time they had spoken to him since the Dec. 5 shooting. Riggin declined to say what was discussed. The rumors of Sigel's death appear to have started on a website called NahaDaily.com.
NEWS
December 20, 2014 | By Michael Boren, Inquirer Staff Writer
The crime has the makings of a movie script: Car chase. Gunshots. Famous Philadelphia rapper. But the ending of the script - and the final clue that connects all the dots - remains missing. Who shot Beanie Sigel? The rapper is recovering at AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center in Atlantic City from wounds caused by a bullet that struck the abdomen and exited his back two weeks ago in Pleasantville. Investigators say they have received little cooperation from Sigel's family and friends since the Dec. 5 shooting.
NEWS
December 11, 2014 | By Michael Boren, Inquirer Staff Writer
The bullet that struck the Philadelphia rapper Beanie Sigel last week in Pleasantville, N.J., might have come from one or two vehicles whose occupants fired at the home of Sigel's brother-in-law, Pleasantville police said Tuesday afternoon. Sigel, who lived in the house, remains in critical but stable condition at AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center in Atlantic City. He has been awake at times but is breathing with the aid of a tube and ventilator and is unable to speak to investigators, Lt. Danny Adcock said.
NEWS
December 7, 2014 | BY DAVID GAMBACORTA & SOLOMON LEACH, Daily News Staff Writers gambacd@phillynews.com, 215-854-5994
TROUBLE HAS once again found star-crossed rapper Beanie Sigel. The 40-year-old was shot and critically injured yesterday morning in Pleasantville, N.J. A bullet hit Sigel's abdomen and exited through his back, said Pleasantville Chief Jose Ruiz. The rapper, whose real name is Dwight Grant, was found about 9:25 a.m. inside a home on Spruce Avenue near Somerset. Ruiz said investigators were waiting to question Sigel about the shooting, which unfolded following an altercation of some kind.
NEWS
December 7, 2014 | By Jonathan Lai and Michael Boren, Inquirer Staff Writers
PLEASANTVILLE, N.J. - The investigation into the Friday morning shooting of the rapper Beanie Sigel in Atlantic County was being hampered by a lack of cooperation from potential witnesses and relatives, police said. A man who was wounded in the attack, which took place outside his home, was also uncooperative, said Capt. Sean Riggin of the Pleasantville police. Even Sigel's condition was unclear Friday evening, as AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center said his family had asked the hospital not to release information.
NEWS
March 8, 2013 | By Mari A. Schaefer, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
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