Beanie Sigel reported to prison yesterday to begin serving his two year sentence for tax evasion. Originally scheduled to begin his bid on September 12th, Beans' last days on the outside were cut short after yet another arrest yesterday morning. Throughout his 10+ years in the game, Sigel has had several run ins with the law. Take a look back at all of them with A History of Beanie Sigel's Legal Troubles— XXL Staff
In January 2003, Sigel was arrested after he allegedly punched a 53-year old man in the face, fracturing his eye socket. Because of other criminal charges the case was delayed, with Sigel eventually being found guilty of misdemeanor assault in 2006 and sentenced to 2 years probation.
In April 20th of 2003, Sigel was arrested after a South Philadelphia traffic stop turned into a high-speed chase, eventually culminating with Sigel throwing a .45 caliber semiautomatic out of his Cadillac Escalade. In 2004, Sigel was found guilty of federal weapons charges and was sentenced to a year and a day in federal prison.
On July 3rd, 2003 Sigel was arrested and charged with attempted murder stemming from the July 1st shooting of Terrence Speller. Jay-Z, Dame Dash, and Beyonce were among those present during the trial, which ended in a hung jury in 2004. When Beanie was released from prison on federal weapons charges in 2005 he began a retrial, in which he was acquitted on the attempted murder charges.
Sigel was jailed in November of 2005 for failing to pay $27,000 in child support and $2,000 in fines. A Philadelphia Family Court judge sentenced Sigel to six months in prison but was released after forking up the nearly $30,000 payment.
Beans was arrested on August 15th, 2009 after a traffic stop in Wrightstown, NJ turned into a charge for marijuana posession. The Philladelphia rapper, who was en route to perform at a private event at Kelly’s Bar in New Jersey, was forced to cancel his appearance, though
2008 saw a string of parole violations for the Broad Street Bully. In January of that year Sigel violated his probation by going on a trip to Atlantic City and having contact with a convicted felon. His probation had been set to end next month but was then extended by 18 months. He was sentenced to a 6 months in a halfway house. In March of that year, he violated the terms of his parole again, when a drug test yielded positive results for Xanax and Percocet.
Beanie Sigel got himself in trouble with Uncle Sam in 2010 when he was charged with tax fraud. Federal prosecutors alleged that Sigel failed to pay taxes on more than $1.5 million in earnings between 1999 and 2005. He was sentenced to 2 years in prison, a term he was set to begin on September 12th until…
Beans was arrested in Delaware County yesterday after a traffic stop that uncovered a firearm, a bottle of codeine syrup, and prescription pills in a plastic bag. Sigel’s lawyer, Fortunato N. Perri confirmed to XXL that Sigel will begin serving his two year sentence immediately as a result of yesterday’s arrest.