WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - A judge has reportedly lifted Earl Simmons’ - more commonly known as DMX - house arrest in his Westchester home so he can go to a rehab facility.
According to a Page Six report, a judge lifted DMX’s home confinement on Tuesday after he was accused of cheating the government out of $1.7 million in a tax evasion case.
The order was reportedly issued by a Manhattan federal judge.
A Mount Vernon native who grew up in Yonkers, the 46-year-old Simmons lived near the Bedford border on McLain Street in Mount Kisco with now estranged wife Tashera Simmons before putting the home into foreclosure in 2016 after filing for bankruptcy.
During the period from 2010 through 2015, Simmons earned more than $2.3 million, but did not file personal income tax returns during that time period, U.S. attorney for the southern district of New York, Joon H. Kim said when announcing his house arrest.
Instead, he orchestrated a scheme to evade payment of his outstanding tax liabilities, largely by maintaining a cash lifestyle, avoiding the use of a personal bank account, and using the bank accounts of nominees, including his business managers, to pay personal expenses, according to Kim.
Simmons tried to conceal his income from the IRS and others, including by filing a false affidavit in U.S. Bankruptcy Court that listed his income as “unknown” for 2011 and 2012, and as $10,000 for 2013, Kim said. In fact, said Kim, Simmons received hundreds of thousands of dollars of income in each of those years.
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