After spending nearly a year behind bars for tax fraud, US rapper DMX is to be released early on Friday.
His lawyer Murray Richman, revealed this to journalists.
I spoke to him. He is coming home tomorrow and he is very happy. He’s looking forward to being home. He’s never been hotter than now – people have been seeking him out all over.
Mr Richman added that DMX, real name Earl Simmons, was ‘terrific’ in jail and didn’t become a target because of his celebrity status.
Recall, that in 2017 he pleaded not guilty to tax evasion charges where he was accused of a ‘multi-year scheme’ allowing him to avoid paying $1.7 million (£1.3 million) in taxes.
According to Vulture website, he escaped authorities’ radar for years because he was paying for everything in cash, he got other people to pay for things with his money and he even had a bank account that wasn’t in his name.“I wasn’t following the rules,” he said in court.
If he was convicted on every count, the maximum prison sentence he could have received was 44 years. Luckily for him, he only got less than a year.