DMX could face prison time for violating bail

Published August 09, 2017

Rapper DMXaccused of cheating the IRS out of $1.7 million in taxes, could be headed back to prison for violating the conditions of his bail.

Manhattan federal judge Jed Rakoff on Wednesday said he received a report indicating that the rapper/actor, who real name is Earl Simmons, “may have violated the terms of his pretrial release in numerous respects.”

Judge Rakoff ordered Simmons, who spent a night in The Tombs after his arrest, to appear in his courtroom on Friday, where he could be called to the carpet over the violations.

Simmons’ lawyer Murray “Don’t Worry Murray” Richman, said the rapper went to St. Louis a couple of weekends ago without permission from the court’s probation officers.

“He left the jurisdiction without permission,” which he is not allowed to do, Richman told The Post.

A woman who introduced herself on the phone as Simmons’ fiancee said she wasn’t aware of the judge’s order.

This article originally appeared in Page Six.

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