DMX turned himself over to police to face some pretty serious charges handed down by the IRS on Thursday, July 13. The veteran rapper was taken into custody and given an appointment to report to at Manhattan federal court on Friday. He has been arrested for tax evasion and is being charged with hiding income and withholding $1.7 million while "engaging in a multi-year scheme," reports detail.
Acting U.S. Attorney Joon H. Kim states that between the years 2002 and 2005 DMX "allegedly went out of his way to evade taxes, including by avoiding personal bank accounts, setting up accounts in other’s names and paying personal expenses largely in cash." According to Kim, the Yonkers rapper went so far as to have checks reissued without tax being withheld. The attorney cites one particular instance occurring during the taping of "Celebrity Couples Therapy," when he refused to go through with the production until the amendment was made to his payment.
X is also charged with under-reporting his income for the years 2011, 2012 and 2013.