America rapper, record producer, and actor Earl Simmons  known professionally as DMX could be facing up to 40 years in jail for evading tax totaling $1.7 million.

The rapper has been arrested and charged on 14 counts for “engaging in a multi-year scheme to conceal millions of dollars of income from the IRS.”

He was immediately taken him into custody and was scheduled for Manhattan federal court before Judge Andrew J. Peck.

According to the charges DMX while raking in millions from his songs refused to pay taxes by intentionally refusing to file his tax returns and through “avoiding personal bank accounts, setting up accounts in other’s names, and paying personal expenses largely in cash.”

He is also alleged to have also held up a “Celebrity Couples Therapy” taping “until a properly issued check he was issued was reissued without withholding any taxes.”

According to IRS Special Agent, James D. Robnett, Simmons is guilty of various tax crimes, as he allegedly failed to file personal tax returns for several years and did not pay his fair share of taxes on his earnings.

Attorney Joon H. Kim has revealed that it is obligatory for all Americans to pay taxes and together with the IRS they will pursue those who deliberately and criminally evade this basic obligation as citizens.

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