Tax evasion: Rapper DMX arrested

15 Juillet, 2017, 23:59 | Auteur: Valentin Naude
  • DMX Has Turned Himself Into Law Enforcement For Tax Evasion Charges

He has not commented.

U.S. prosecutors on Thursday unsealed a 14-count indictment accusing Simmons of hiding millions of dollars he earned from hit songs including "X Gon' Give it to Ya" and "Where the Hood At".

Representatives for DMX have yet to comment on his latest legal woe, which emerges months after he completed a rehab stint in Southern California.

The gravelly voiced rapper was so intent on evading the IRS that he refused to tape a segment for the reality show "Couples Therapy" until he was issued a check for $125,000 that didn't withhold taxes, the indictment says. Vulture reported that if he is convicted on all counts and receives the maximum sentence for each, he could spend over 40 years in prison.

DMX also allegedly didn't file personal income tax returns between 2010 and 2015, and frequently had his royalty income deposited into his managers' bank accounts, who then provided it to him in cash.

Outside court, DMX explained to reporters why he turned himself in.

Simmons avoided paying taxes by eschewing personal bank accounts, creating bank accounts in others' names and covering his expenses with cash, Kim said.

Simmons' albums, which include "It's Dark and Hell is Hot" and "Flesh of My Flesh, Blood of My Blood", feature song lyrics rife with violence and rage.

The rapper's career has spanned more than two decades, and he has collaborated with artists including JAY-Z, Ja Rule, Eve and LL Cool J. To add to his bizarre behavior during the incident, Simmon's also apparently stopped another car, and demanded they exit their vehicle claiming yet again that he was "a government (FBI) agent".

Ruff Ryders leader DMX is going to need the best attorney money can buy. He's chalked up at least 15 driving arrests, arrests for theft, DUI, drug possession, animal cruelty, failure to pay child support, just to list a few.