NEW YORK (AP) — A judge heard a DMX rap song before adding his own lyrics to a court proceeding on Wednesday, ordering the rapper imprisoned for a year in a tax fraud case.
U.S. District Judge Jed Rakoff took requests, accommodating DMX's desire to hear his autobiographical hit "Slippin'" before DMX faced the music over his admission of guilt. The judge called DMX's fraud a "brazen and blatant" crime that could not go unpunished.
NEW YORK (AP) — DMX is counting on a little rap to help him beat the rap at his tax evasion sentencing.
Attorney Murray Richman said in a court document made public on Monday that he wants to play a few DMX compositions at Thursday's sentencing in Manhattan for the rapper also known as Earl Simmons.
The lawyer said the music will help U.S. District Judge Jed Rakoff "understand him genuinely in his voice" since DMX may be too emotional to speak.
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NEW YORK (AP) — DMX was sent to prison Tuesday by a judge who said the rapper's promises to obey bail conditions requiring drug treatment and travel with a counselor were "a great big lie."
U.S. District Judge Jed Rakoff ordered the rapper also known as Earl Simmons to await his March sentencing on a tax evasion charge from behind bars.
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Rapper DMX ordered confined to home on tax fraud charges
NEW YORK (AP) — Rapper DMX was ordered confined to his suburban New York City home Friday by a judge who said he repeatedly violated bail conditions on tax fraud charges.
U.S. District Judge Jed Rakoff also said the rapper must wear an electronic bracelet and ask his permission at least a week in advance if he wants to travel.
NEW YORK (AP) — Rapper DMX walked free on Friday after pleading not guilty to what the Internal Revenue Service described as a brazen effort to evade $1.7 million in taxes, saying his faith and loyal fans would keep his career on track.
"It's allowed me to not be scared of the situation and face it head-on, you know what I'm saying?" the multi-platinum hip-hop artist, who's real name is Earl Simmons, told reporters. "My life is in God's hands."
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Rapper DMX busted on tax fraud charges
NEW YORK (AP) — Rapper DMX has been arrested in New York on federal tax fraud charges.
Prosecutors say the rapper, whose given name is Earl Simmons, owes $1.7 million in taxes and has engaged in a multi-year scheme to conceal millions of dollars of income from the Internal Revenue Service.