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This July 29, 2013 photo shows Joseph Utsler, also known as Shaggy 2 Dope, left, and Joseph Bruce, also known as Violent J, from Insane Clown Posse, in New York.
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The infamous rap duo Insane Clown Posse owes over $300,000 in taxes, according to the Internal Revenue Service.

The Detroit News reports that the IRS is trying to get ahold of founding member Joey “Shaggy 2 Dope” Utsler who, together with group-mate Joe “Violent J” Bruce, owe $379,783 in delinquent federal income taxes. A federal prosecutor told the Detroit news that Utsler is avoiding the IRS.

The timing of the IRS investigation isn’t ideal for Shaggy and Violent J. Utsler’s attorney, Farris Haddad, told The Detroit News that “Shaggy is fully cooperating with the IRS to resolve this matter immediately following next week’s 16th annual Gathering of the Juggalos festival.”

Juggalos are the dedicated, often face-painted followers of Insane Clown Posse, which incorporates horror aesthetics and storylines into its shows. The fans have been called a “gang” by the FBI.

[Detroit News]

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