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- DMX performs onstage at the 2009 VH1 Hip Hop Honors at the Brooklyn Academy of Music on Sept. 23, 2009.
The Justice Department is challenging DMX’s restructuring, claiming that the rapper’s bankruptcy has so far been filled with delays and inconsistencies.
U.S. Trustee Tracy Hope Davis, a Justice Department official who monitors bankruptcy cases filed in New York, recently urged a judge to convert the rapper’s Chapter 11 case to a Chapter 7 liquidation, where DMX would be forced to sell off his assets to repay creditors or toss the rapper out of bankruptcy altogether. DMX filed for Chapter 11 protection, which allows for reorganization, in July.
The watchdog’s request was prompted by the rapper’s failure to show up at a meeting of his creditors last month, to respond to Ms. Davis’s request for financial information and for filing court papers that are “in disarray” as well as inconsistent.