DMX Placed On Home Detention

NEW YORK (CelebrityAccess) — Rapper DMX has been placed on home arrest by a judge who said the performer repeatedly violated bail conditions on tax fraud charges.

According to the Associated Press, U.S. District Judge Jed Rakoff assigned DMX, whose real name is Earl Simmons, to home detention after DMX allegedly traveled to St. Louis and Chicago without permission and tested positive for cocaine since his arrest last month.

"The violations are very troubling," the judge said, per the AP. "In addition, it sounds like he's a liar."

As a part of the judge's detention order, DMX is required to wear an electronic ankle bracelet and to ask permission at least a week in advance if he wants to travel, the AP said.

Prosecutors allege that DMX owes $1.7 million in taxes and concealed hundreds of thousands of dollars in income from music royalties in his manager's bank accounts while arranging a payment system to conceal the money from the IRS.

He has pleaded not guilty to the charges.

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