Ja Rule: Released From Prison!

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Ja Rule is finally a free man, for real this time.

After being released from jail for gun possession only to be immediately jailed a second time for tax evasion, he's now served his sentence for the latter, too.

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Mr. Rule, a.k.a. Jeffrey Atkins, was cut loose from Ray Brook Federal Prison in New York this morning, when his wife picked him up and drove him home.

He will be on house arrest until July 28.

The rapper earned a two-year sentence in 2010 when he pleaded guilty to attempted criminal possession of a weapon, stemming from a 2007 incident.

In 2011, Ja was also sentenced to 28 months behind bars for tax evasion, after failing to pay taxes on more than $3 million in earnings from 2004-2006.

Rule served the bulk of the tax evasion sentence concurrently with his gun possession sentence, but the gun charge didn't quite cover the other.

In any case, Mr. Rule is officially done with cells now, but fear not, tax-avoiding music fans, Lauryn Hill was sentenced to prison for tax evasion Monday.

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