Sentencing in the DMX tax evasion case was yesterday, and the judge ruled that X was going to jail for one year after he plead guilty to dodging $1.7 million in taxes.
The judge, Jed Rakoff, said that DMX was "a good man" and thought the sentence should be modest, but he couldn't let the crime go unpunished.
Lawyers for DMX, had the idea of playing his song "Slippin" to explain his difficulties and how he wasn't prepared to deal with the success, but that didn't work.
It just couldn't be overlooked that from 2000 to 2005, DMX avoided paying taxes by moving money to different accounts held by managers and other people he knew. He has been in jail since January.