Manhattan, NY (PPN) – Federal agents arrested Rapper DMX Thursday on 14 counts of tax fraud. DMX, born Eric Simmons, allegedly concealed his income and now owes Uncle Sam over $1.6 million.
The 46-year-old reportedly has been using cash rather than bank accounts over the past several years.
He surrendered to law enforcement agents U.S. Attorney Joon Kim, for the Southern District of New York and an IRS special agent.
“For years… the recording artist and performer known as DMX, made millions from his chart-topping songs, concert performances and television shows,” Acting U.S. Attorney Joon H. Kim said.
Between 2011 and 2012 he listed his income as unknown but the feds believe that he made approximately $400,000 and $542,000 during that time.
“But while raking in millions from his songs, including his 2003 hit ‘X Gon’ Give it to Ya,’ DMX didn’t give any of it to the IRS,” Kim continued.
DMX is no stranger to jail time, despite his fame and fortune the rapper cannot get away from trouble. In 2015, he was arrested for child support in New York and many other times in the past.
If convicted, X will serve up to 44 years in federal prison. He is scheduled to be indicted Friday morning.