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DMX Fails 4 Drug Tests Now on House Arrest

12 August 2017

Federal Judge Jed Rakoff (RAY'-kahf) also said Friday that the rapper must wear an electronic bracelet.

DMX outside Manhattan Criminal Court- Aug 11 2017
DMX outside Manhattan Federal Court – Aug 11 2017

DMX's attorney, Murray Richman, also addressed his tardiness to his hearing citing that his driver "took a circuitous route and got here late".

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The judge says DMX repeatedly had tested positive for drugs including cocaine since his arrest last month and had a history of arrests.

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"I'm going to not detain him in jail, although a very strong argument could be made for detaining him in jail", Rakoff said, adding that he believes too many people are locked up before trial.

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Although the judge was not pleased with him and had the ability to put DMX back in jail, they chose to put him on house arrest, as he will have to wear an ankle monitor for the rest of his case. "In addition, it sounds like he's a liar". "Just being in there and being able to walk out". He pleaded not guilty to 14 counts related to the tax case. 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 Internal Revenue Service. Not only did the embattled rapper showed up 30 minutes late to his hearing, but he reportedly failed four drug tests.

DMX Fails 4 Drug Tests Now on House Arrest