Rapper DMX Pleads Guilty to Tax Fraud - NBC10 Boston

Rapper DMX Pleads Guilty to Tax Fraud

DMX, also known as Earl Simmons, faces up to five years in prison when he is sentenced in Manhattan federal court

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    Rapper DMX Pleads Guilty to Tax Fraud
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    Authorities said the IRS had been pursuing DMX since at least 2005

    Rapper DMX has pleaded guilty in New York to tax fraud, admitting he concealed millions of dollars in revenues to dodge $1.7 million in taxes owed.

    DMX, also known as Earl Simmons, faces up to five years in prison when he is sentenced in Manhattan federal court.

    Judge Jed Rakoff set sentencing for March 29, though the date was likely to be postponed as DMX continues rehabilitation for drug and alcohol issues. The 46-year-old multiplatinum hip-hop artist was arrested last summer.

    In a release, Acting U.S. Attorney Joon Kim said DMX evaded the Internal Revenue Service sometimes by insisting to be paid in cash whenever possible and by having royalty payments diverted to the accounts of financial surrogates.

    Authorities said the IRS had been pursuing DMX since at least 2005.