The Staten Island rapper, known as Method Man, was arrested for unpaid taxes. Read more on Method Man’s arrest and charges.
Method Man, real name Clifford Smith, is accused of not paying his New York State income taxes for 2004 until 2007.
The Grammy-winning artist and founder of the Wu-Tang Clan was arrested for not paying around $32,799. Of course it will be much more after penalties are added! But he was released today on his own recognizance.
The rapper faces four years in prison if he is convicted.
“Taxes are a burden that all citizens share in a civil society, whether you are an “average Joe” on the street or a high-profile rap artist,” Staten Island District Attorney Daniel Donovan said.
Method Man is the father of four who grew up and still lives in Staten Island.
The rapper played a drug crew chief named Melvin “Cheese” Wagstaff on HBO’s show “The Wire”.
This isn’t Method Man’s first run-in with the law. His Lincoln Navigator was repossessed in 2008, when he was $52,503 in arrears
And in 2007, he was arrested for marijuana possession and driving under the influence.
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