Rapper DMX Arrested for Tax Fraud

It's been reported that rapper DMX has been arrested and charged with "tax fraud."

Up Next: 'America's Got Talent' Winner Speaks out After Domestic Violence Arrest

Reportedly, DMX was creating accounts in other people's names and paying personal expenses mostly in cash in order to evade taxes, per a story by The Hollywood Reporter.

DMX was taken into custody on Thursday after turning himself in. He is scheduled to go before a judge on Friday.

The charges were brought against him by the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York and by the Internal Revenue Service.

46-year-old DMX was charged with 14 counts, including "one count of corruptly endeavoring to obstruct and impede the due administration of Internal Revenue Laws, one count of evasion of payment of income taxes, six counts of evasion of assessment of income tax liability, and six counts of failure to file a U.S. individual income tax return."

More: New Details Emerge About Shia LaBeouf's Public Drunkenness Arrest

He has also been accused of "filing a false affidavit in U.S. Bankruptcy Court" which listed his income as "unknown" for multiple years.

This isn't DMX's first run-in with the law.

He has incurred at least 15 driving arrests, as well as criminal arrests ranging from "drug possession, DUI, theft and animal cruelty to probation violations, aggravated assault, failure to pay child support, possession of a weapon" and much more.


At this time, neither DMX nor his representation has commented on the situation.