United states: rapper DMX arrested, owes $ 1.7 million taxes

Art 14 July, 2017
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    The american rapper DMX.


    Thursday, 13 July, 2017 21:57

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    NEW YORK | The american rapper DMX was arrested Thursday for tax evasion, the american justice on suspicion of having knowingly failed to pay $ 1.7 million in the u.s., and then having organised his insolvency.

    Born Earl Simmons, DMX (46 years old) must be submitted Friday to a federal judge of Manhattan, announced on Thursday that the federal prosecutor of Manhattan, Joon H. Kim, in a press release.

    The artist is charged with 14 counts, primarily of tax fraud, which are punishable accumulated over 40 years ‘ imprisonment.

    Became famous in the late 90s, DMX is a rapper in the hard style, the texts of which mingle violence and dark, with a deep voice and raspy very recognizable.

    Between 1998 and 2003, he placed five albums in the lead in sales in the United States, particularly It’s Dark and Hell is Hot, which remained in american charts during 101 week.

    According to the document of the prosecution, published on Thursday by the services of the federal public prosecutor of Manhattan, DMX has failed to pay $ 1.7 million of income taxes corresponding to the income received between 2002 and 2005.

    So that the tax service had taken steps to recover these monies, the rapper has organised his insolvency from 2010.

    Although they have collected $ 2.3 million between 2010 and 2015, it reported no revenue and has avoided to use any bank account to his name, running mostly with cash and using of third-party accounts, including those of its managers.

    DMX has also made false income tax returns to the court after you have requested the opening of a procedure of personal bankruptcy, always according to the document of the prosecution.

    The rapper has already asked three times to the court to declare personal bankruptcy, the last time in December 2016, in vain.

    These requests were not related to its tax arrears but essentially alimony not paid. According to the american press, DMX would be the father of 15 children, born of nine different women.

    The rapper has a past court charged, with multiple arrests for offences under common law, the ports of a weapon without a permit, drugs, excess of speed or aggression. He has already made several stays in prison.