The rapper with an extensive rap sheet is yet again behind bars.
Rapper DMX was arrested Thursday (July 13) and charged with tax fraud by the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York and a special agent from the Internal Revenue Service. According to the indictment, DMX (born Earl Simons) is alleged to have concealed millions of dollars of income from the IRS and avoided paying some $1.7 million in taxes.
DMX surrendered to law enforcement agents and will be presented Friday in Manhattan federal court before United States Judge Andrew J. Peck.
A release issued along with the indictment by the U.S. Attorney’s Office claimed DMX evaded taxes by setting up accounts in others' names and paying personal expenses largely in cash (a fairly widespread practice in hip-hop circles and far beyond). The charges specifically mentioned that for VH1’s Celebrity Couples Therapy, DMX refused to accept a payment check until it was issued without withholding any taxes.