- Associated Press - Monday, August 18, 2014

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Rapper Beanie Sigel has been moved from a federal prison to a halfway house after serving a two-year tax evasion sentence.

The Bureau of Prisons told Philly.com (http://bit.ly/1n1XsdE ) that 40-year-old Sigel was moved from prison to a Philadelphia-area residential re-entry system on Thursday.

Authorities said Sigel, whose real name is Dwight Grant, had failed to pay more than $700,000 in taxes.

Defense attorney Fortunato Perri Jr. told BET.com last week that the halfway house will give his client “a chance to be reintegrated back into the community.”

Sigel was also sentenced in March of last year to six to 23 months on a narcotics possession charge following a traffic stop in the Philadelphia suburbs. Officials said that sentence would run at the same time as the federal sentence.

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Information from: The Philadelphia Daily News, http://www.phillydailynews.com/