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DMX Arrested On Tax Evasion Charges


DMX has been arrested for tax fraud and accused of "engaging in a multi-year scheme to conceal" $1.7 million in tax liabilities from the Internal Revenue Service.

He is facing 14 counts of tax evasion, failure to file a tax return and corruptly trying to obstruct and impede the administration of IRS laws. If found guilty, "one count of corruptly endeavoring to obstruct and impede the due administration of Internal Revenue Laws, one count of evasion of payment of income taxes, six counts of evasion of assessment of income tax liability and six counts of failure to file a U.S. individual income tax return," DMX could face over 40 years in jail.

"Celebrity rapper or not, all Americans must pay their taxes," Acting U.S. Attorney Joon H. Kim said in a statement. "While raking in millions from his songs, including his 2003 hit 'X Gon' Give it to Ya,' DMX didn't give any of it to the IRS."

He will appear in federal court in Manhattan.

by RTTNews Staff Writer

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