NEW YORK (AP) — Rapper DMX has been arrested in New York on federal tax fraud charges.

Prosecutors say the rapper, whose given name is Earl Simmons, owes $1.7 million in taxes and has engaged in a multi-year scheme to conceal millions of dollars of income from the Internal Revenue Service.

Prosecutors say Simmons raked in millions from his songs, including the 2003 hit “X Gon’ Give it to Ya,” and avoided paying taxes by setting up accounts in other’s names and paying personal expenses largely in cash.

The 46-year-old Yonkers native was arrested on Thursday. He’s to appear in Manhattan federal court on Friday. A telephone call to his previous lawyer’s office went unanswered.

In 2015, Simmons spent more than two months in a New York jail for failing to pay child support.

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6 thoughts on “DMX Arrested On Federal Tax Fraud Charges

  1. Diane on said:

    After today I’m done commenting on bee and her babes. I’m Not hating either. I’m just tired of all publicity.

    • specialt757 on said:

      Yep, there by proving my point, unbeknownst (and only the Lord knows why) to me, Beyonce’ appears to be biggest star on planet earth and every news outlet has her photo as the biggest story of the day. I’m not a hater, I don’t hate her, what God has for her, is for her, I can’t knock her hustle, and honestly, I do like that she is a generous person but I don’t get all the hype, she’s average in looks and talent, but I guess to most folks she’s got the “IT” factor. For me, she’s average.

  2. specialt757 on said:

    Wow BAW, I thought for sure the photo of Beyoncé and her 1 month old twins would be the BIG story of the day. Y’all slippin…as usual, always last.
    Congrats DMX you the big story of the day, good luck with your federal fraud case, I like you, you don’t hold back, well except the money to pay your taxes.

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