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By Damilola Faustino

Earl Simmons, popularly known as DMX, may be sentenced to 5 years in jail as he is set to go before a judge in his tax evasion case next week. The prosecutors suggested the sentence.

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DMX was prosecuted last July for tax evasion charges after the IRS accused him of owing $1.7 million.

The institution alleged the rapper concealed his income from tracks he dropped back in the early 2000s, with the feds naming his 2003 track, “X Gon’ Give It to Ya,” as one of them. They claim he also hid finances in surrogate bank accounts.

After initially pleading not guilty, he pleaded guilty to the charges in November and avoided a maximum penalty of up to 40 years behind bars if convicted. He is currently in jail after he failed a drug test breaking the conditions of his bond.

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