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Rapper DMX pleads not guilty to U.S. tax evasion charges

Saturday, July 15, 2017 - 00:59

Rap artist and Hollywood actor DMX speaks to reporters outside of a New York court, after pleading not guilty to U.S. tax evasion charges. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: Rap artist and Hollywood actor DMX pleaded not guilty on Friday (July 14) to federal charges that he concealed income from the government for years to avoid paying $1.7 million in taxes. DMX spoke to reporters outside of a New York court and told his fans, "Thank you for all the support. I won't let you down." Wearing a white t-shirt with the word "RAW" on the front, Earl Simmons, 46, whose stage name is DMX, was released on a $500,000 bond after entering the plea in Manhattan federal court. He is expected back in court on Monday for a status conference. U.S. prosecutors on Thursday unsealed a 14-count indictment accusing Simmons of hiding millions of dollars he earned from hit songs including "X Gon' Give it to Ya" and "Where the Hood At." Simmons faces up to five years in prison if convicted of the most serious charge.

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Rapper DMX pleads not guilty to U.S. tax evasion charges

Saturday, July 15, 2017 - 00:59