DMX Faces Jail Time for Tax Evasion Charges

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DMX Has Turned Himself Into Law Enforcement For Tax Evasion Charges

DMX performs on stage at The Dean Collection X BACARDI Untameable House Party - Day 3 on December 5, 2015 in Miami Beach, Florida.

The U.S. Attorney's Office in the Southern District of New York and the IRS announced in a statement Friday that the 46-year-old rapper, whose real name is Earl Simmons surrendered to law enforcement agents Thursday.

When asked what his intentions were in pleading not-guilty to the current case, Earl's lawyer yet again seemed very relentless in preventing any responses from DMX himself, with the slight touch of a hand on his chest assuring him not to answer.

According to the indictment, DMX had no shortage of money coming in from a whole bunch of hits in the early 2000s.

If convicted of the most serious charge, he faces up to 44 years in prison.

The Attorney's Office claimed that DMX was able to hide his income by using surrogate accounts, using the names of people like business managers, and by living on cash.

Simmons also allegedly filed a false affidavit in Bankruptcy Court listing his income as "unknown" for 2011 and 2012, and recording just $10,000 in income for 2013. He's been nominated for three Grammy Awards and has appeared in more than 15 films. He is accused of a creating multiyear scheme to avoid paying $1.7 million in tax liabilities. DMX is facing big trouble from the federal government for allegedly avoiding paying millions in taxes. He has fifteen children.

Acting U.S. Attorney Joon Kim alleges that DMX's actual incomes for those years were $353,000, $542,000 and $250,000, respectively.

The rap star's prior arrest record includes charges of animal cruelty, reckless driving, drug possession, weapons charges and probation violations.

It's possible for the industry to increase capacity at other facilities, but Mamtora said it's unlikely they can make up for all lost production.

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