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DMX Charged With Fourteen Counts of Tax Evasion

July 13, 2017 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas

DMX is in trouble with the law again, and he could be in deep this time. TMZ reports that the rapper, who has had a history of legal troubles, has been charged with fourteen counts of tax evasion. DMX has already surrendered to authorities on the charges.

According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office in New York City, DMX concealed his income for years and owes approximately $1.7 million to the IRS. He allegedly used bank accounts of his business managers and other surrogates and lived day-to-day on cash, avoiding using his own personal bank accounts.

The indictment claims that DMX listed his 2011 and 2012 incomes as “unknown” when he had made $353,000 in 2011 and $542,000 in 2012. He reported $10,000 in income for 2013 but actually earned $250,000.

If DMX is convicted on all counts, he faces forty-four years in federal prison. He turned himself in on Thursday evening and will be indicted on Friday morning.

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