The rap singer DMX was arrested and charged with tax fraud for allegedly evading $1.7 million in taxes.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York, along with the Internal Revenue Service’s Criminal Investigation unit, accused the 46-year-old performer Thursday of engaging in a scheme to conceal millions of dollars in income from the IRS from 2002 to 2005. During that period, DMX, whose real name is Earl Simmons, earned over $2.3 million in income from his recordings, along with appearances on reality TV series such as Celebrity Couples Therapy.
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