Dmx Case

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DMX Arrested on Charges of Tax Evasion Photo Credit: The Boom Box Earl Simmons or more famously known as DMX, was arrested and charged with tax fraud in New York. DMX is a rapper, record producer, and an actor. According to reports, he was alleged to have hidden millions of dollars in his income statement from the Internal Revenue Service. He avoided paying his taxes which amounted to a total of $1.7 million over the past couple of years from 2002 to 2005. Prosecutors also say that he was engaged in a scheme to conceal his earnings that amounted to millions of dollars from the IRS. They reported that DMX received millions from the songs he produced. He was able to avoid paying his taxes by creating accounts under different names and often paid large amounts of his expenses in cash. DMX planned on evading his taxes by not setting up any personal bank accounts. According to U.S. Attorney, Joon H. Kim, DMX even declined to tape the TV show, Celebrity Couples Therapy until they issued him a check without withholding taxes.…show more content…
He also used the same strategy for his performances in concerts, TV, and film appearances. Kim states that all Americans are required to pay their taxes and with the help of the IRS, the government will continue to chase those who purposely evade their duty of citizenship. DMX has also been charged with filing a false affidavit with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court. Based on IRS reports, he earned hundreds of thousands between 2011 and 2013 but instead filed that his income was unknown in 2011 and 2012 while he only made $10,000 in
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