Method Man charged with not paying taxes

October 5, 2009 2:10:40 PM PDT
Grammy-winning rapper Method Man has been arrested in New York City on felony charges for failing to pay his taxes. The 38-year-old rapper turned himself in Monday morning. Authorities say he failed to pay nearly $33,000 in taxes through 2004 and 2007.

He is being charged with repeated failure to file a return and failure to pay taxes.

Method Man, whose real name is Clifford Smith, could face up to four years in prison.

He won a Grammy in 1995 for best rap performance by a group or duo with Mary J. Blige for "I'll Be There For You/You're All That I Need." He is also a member of the group Wu-Tang Clan.

Method Man is scheduled to be arraigned Monday in Staten Island Criminal Court.

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