Ronald Isley of the Isley Brothers, has been sentenced to three years and one month (couldn't they just have rounded down?) in prison for tax evasion. I wonder if R. Kelly will be inspired to do a Ron Isley-inspired hip-hopera about Isley's ordeal:
Isley, lead singer of The Isley Brothers, avoided paying taxes numerous times in the past three decades and declared bankruptcy after the IRS seized his yacht, cars and other property in 1997.
He was discharged from bankruptcy four years later, but then did not file tax returns for the years 1997 to 2001 and in 2002 did not sign his return and failed to pay all taxes due.
Like I've said before, pimpin' ain't easy, yo.
(Photo credit: Philadelphia Citypaper.)