Drake’s Former Manager, Derrick Lawrence, Sentenced To Prison Time For Tax Evasion

From Wesley Snipes, Martha Stewart, Nicolas Cage, the list goes on and on. Over time we’ve witnessed many celebrities get caught up in the scandal of tax evasion. Now according to NY Daily News an former affiliate of OVO front man, Drake, is now in headed to the clink for the same crime.

Drake’s former manager, Derrick Lawrence, was sentenced to 8 months in prison for failing to submit taxes from 2009 to 2011. During the three year span Lawrence earned a total of $2.2 million. Lawrence must also pay the IRS back $600,000 owed on top of doing the 8 month jail time.  According to reports Lawrence stated to Judge Peggy Kuo, “It was never a disrespect to the government. It was a lack of knowledge. It’s my fault for not following up with my accountants who I hired. Lawrence’s company originally signed Drake to a management deal in 2008.

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