FILE In this Tuesday, March 11, 2008 file photograph, rapper Fat Joe, whose real name is Joseph Cartagena, appears onstage during MTV's "Total Request Live" at the MTV Times Square

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FILE In this Tuesday, March 11, 2008 file photograph, rapper Fat Joe, whose real name is Joseph Cartagena, appears onstage during MTV's "Total Request Live" at the MTV Times Square Studios in New York. On Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012, the performer, Cartagena pleaded guilty to failing to pay taxes on more than $1 million of income in 2007 and in 2008. The 42-year-old Miami Beach resident appeared in federal court in New Jersey because some of the companies he earns money from are incorporated in Somerville. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow,file) less 

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