Dayumn! DMX In Federal Custody, Faces Decades In Prison…Hit w/14 Major Charges
DMX just can’t seem to catch a break these days. First he went viral across the internet for appearing to be high as a kite for a Ruff Ryders reunion show in April 2017. Then things seemed to be lookin’ up for him soon after that show, because it was reported that was what sparked DMX to allow his family to get him into drug treatment. Unfortunately, with DMX it’s oftentimes a roller coaster ride of extreme highs and even lower lows. As is the case now…
Why DMX Is In Custody
DMX is in a really bad position with the Feds and the IRS. It’s just been reported, by TMZ, that X had to turn himself in Thursday (7-13-17) evening, after the Feds slapped him with 14 counts of tax evasion for $1.7 million. Apparently the Feds and the IRS are accusing DMX of trying to pull a fast one ’em, by hiding a lot of his earnings from them for several years. It ain’t looking good for him right now, he’s facing some SERIOUS jail time in the feds at this point. Check out the details below:
Via TMZ: The U.S. Attorney’s Office in NYC says DMX has concealed his income for several years and is now about $1.7 million in the red to the IRS. According to the indictment, X had cash pouring in during the early 2000s from a slew of hits. The feds even name checked “X Gon’ Give It to Ya” in the docs. They say he was avoiding using personal bank accounts, using accounts of surrogates — including business managers — and lived mostly on cash.
A Breakdown Of How Feds Say DMX Tried To Get Over On His Taxes
TMZ also reported that in the federal indictment filing against DMX, it states that when X was a cast member on the reality show, Couples Therapy, his fee was $125,000. However, X had a problem with the correct taxes being withheld from his initial check and then went to the producers and demanded the full amount, so they gave it to him. Then came his 2011 and 2012 tax filings, which the documents state X listed as “unknown,” but that he was supposed to list his earnings as $353K and $542K respectively. Lastly, the feds say that he flat out lied on his 2013 returns, by listing his earnings as only $10K, even though they say he stacked up $250K that year.
Where In The Hell Are X’s “Dogs At”?!!
Aight people….first of all, who is his financial advisor and/or overseer?!! How in the HELL did they allow this to go on for so long?!! Everybody and their mommas know that DMX- though talented- is constantly battling his drug demons. So someone else in his camp should’ve been able to do a lil’ more to watch out for him, simply because he isn’t always of sound mind…as a result of his addictions. Where’s X’s “dogs at” when he needs them most?
How Much Federal Prison Time X Is Facing
Now DMX is facing 44 YEARS in the feds if convicted! DMX was scheduled to be officially indicted in court on today (Friday, July 14th). This is CRAZY!