Court issues order on DMX
Rapper DMX was ordered confined to his suburban New York City home Friday by a judge who said he repeatedly violated bail conditions on tax fraud charges.
U.S. District Judge Jed Rakoff also said the rapper must wear an electronic bracelet and ask his permission at least a week in advance if he wants to travel.
“A very strong argument could be made for keeping him in jail,” Rakoff said, but he added that judicial authorities are sometimes too quick in the U.S. to incarcerate people before trial.
Prosecutors say DMX owes $1.7 million in taxes. They say he moved hundreds of thousands of dollars in music royalty income into his managers’ bank accounts, letting them pay him in cash so he could hide it from the IRS. He has pleaded not guilty.