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DMX ordered to serve a year in prison over tax evasion case

The rapper’s legal complications are far from over.

March 28, 2018
DMX ordered to serve a year in prison over tax evasion case Mike Lawrie / Getty Images  

DMX's tax evasion case has resulted in serious prison time for the rapper. After being held in jail for the duration of his trial after failing a drug test, the rapper was sentenced to one year in prison, according to The Associated Press.

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DMX, whose legal name is Earl Simmons, plead guilty in November to tax evasion. During the period of 2002-2005, it is alleged that Simmons evaded paying over $1.7 million in taxes.

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