Sigel Jailed Again
Rapper Beanie Sigel is back behind bars after he was caught giving his probation officers fake urine samples. The 33-year-old - real name Dwight Grant - has been living in a halfway house for the last three months as part of his sentence following a second probation violation. He was also jailed for one day in January (08) after a judge decided he took an unauthorised trip to Atlantic City, New Jersey and associated with a convicted felon. In addition to his halfway house sentence, the hip-hop star's probation, which had been due to end in February (08), was extended by a further 18 months. But at a hearing in Philadelphia on Friday (28Mar08), a federal judge ruled he had broken more probation rules by giving authorities the false samples, and he was hauled back to jail for three months. Officials also claimed Sigel has failed five drug tests in March (08) alone, testing positive on all occasions for anxiety drug Xanax and pain reliever Percocet. Sigel's latest woe follows a succession of legal problems, which have seen him serve time for weapons and drug charges. He was acquitted of attempted murder charges in 2005.