On July 13, DMX was arrested for alleged tax fraud. He was charged with 14 counts of tax fraud to which he pleaded not guilty for. DMX was accused of “engaging in a multi-year scheme to conceal $1.7 million in tax liabilities from the Internal Revenue Service.” If found guilty, DMX could face up to 40 years in prison. This is not good for the rapper as he’s previously faced legal woes, doing 2 months for failing to pay child support 2 years ago.
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The Department of Justice in a press release provided examples of his calculated fraud saying:
It’s alleged DMX refused to tape an episode of ‘Celebrity Couples Therapy’ “until a properly issued check he was issued was reissued without withholding any taxes.” From 2010 to 2015, DMX also didn’t file any tax returns.
“While most individuals file truthful tax returns and pay their taxes, the indictment against Mr. Simmons alleges various tax crimes, including that he failed to file personal tax returns for several years and did not pay his fair share of taxes,” IRS-CI Special Agent in Charge James D. Robnett said in a statement. “IRS-Criminal Investigation will continue to focus our investigative efforts on those who try to conceal their income in order to evade their taxes.”
We hope X gets through these tough times.
Source: Rolling Stone