Facing a 14-count indictment that alleged he hid income and attempted to avoid paying $1.7 million in taxes, rapper DMX cut a deal with federal prosecutors and pleaded guilty to one count of tax evasion.
He faces a sentence of up to five years in prison.
DMX’s lawyer, Murray Richman, told TMZ that the rapper admitted that he knowingly did not pay taxes. He took the plea deal despite concerns that he will be sentenced to prison, Richman said.
A 46-year-old whose real name is Earl Simmons, DMX has recorded best-selling albums, published a memoir, and starred in a 2006 reality show about his life, DMX: Soul of a Man.