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Stephen Baldwin arrested for tax crime

Actor Stephen Baldwin was recently arrested for tax evasion in his home state of New York. He is charged with not filing his state taxes for the past three years, resulting in owed back taxes of $350,000, which does not include any applicable penalties. Baldwin resides in Rockland County in the state of New York. According to the district attorney's office, the state and county are facing severe financial setbacks, and this situation is influencing the state to take action against individuals who owe taxes. Stephen Baldwin has been under investigation this past year by the Rockland County Special Investigation Unit and New York State Department of Taxation and Finance office. The actor's representative, however, stated that he was not trying to deceive anyone

Massachusetts man faces multiple tax crime charges

A financial adviser faces multiple charges for tax crimes and other crimes. He currently faces five charges for mail fraud, 13 charges for interstate transportation of goods gained in a fraudulent manner, 10 charges of money laundering and three charges for tax evasion. The man is accused of mismanaging funds for two family friends to benefit himself. The damages in question equal to more than $1 million. The man had previously filed bankruptcy and received federal bankruptcy protection. However, the new allegations may change the situation and leave him civilly liable to these people and to other lawsuits against him due to fraudulent information that he provided to the bankruptcy court.

Chicago politician charged for tax evasion

A Chicago politician has been charged with tax evasion after being accused of diverting in excess of $225,000 from campaign coffers to pay for gambling and other personal expenses. The former police officer who is now a politician pleaded not guilty to four tax crimes. Each crime carries a potential prison sentence of three years. He is also charged with taking $68,000 of campaign money in order to increase the amount of his pension. The trial carries many similarities to the Rod Blagojevich trial, which led to a 14-year prison sentence for the former governor. The judge is the same, and many of the attorneys on each side are the same attorneys as the former trial.

Tax evasion conviction for real estate seminar instructor

A man who conducted seminars in the United States and Canada regarding commercial real estate investment has been convicted of multiple counts of tax evasion. According to tax department officials, the man failed to file income tax returns between the years of 2001 and 2007. The man's income for the period of time was reportedly $3.6 million and resulted in approximately $213,000 in unpaid taxes. In addition to his seminar work, he also worked for the Trump Organization as an independent contractor. The man pleaded guilty to five charges, which are classified as class E felonies. His jury trial was scheduled just a few days later at the time of the plea. After the government began its investigation, the man filed the delinquent tax returns. He faces a potential maximum sentence of four years for each charge.

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