Friday, March 10, 2006
Interesting Wasahington Post article, Barry Sentenced to Three Years of Probation:
A subdued, apologetic D.C. Council member Marion Barry was sentenced yesterday to three years of supervised probation for misdemeanor charges based on his failure to file income tax returns. The former four-term mayor, who failed a court-ordered drug test after his guilty plea in the fall, must undergo further drug testing as a condition of his probation.
U.S. Magistrate Judge Deborah A. Robinson said Barry also must negotiate a plan to settle his tax debt: Based on preliminary returns, he could owe as much as $246,000 after failing to file federal and D.C. returns for six years....
Barry told Robinson that he did not pay taxes from 1999 to 2004 -- years in which he was a consultant and, prosecutors said, earned more than $530,000 -- because he was broke.
(Hat Tip: White Collar Crime Prof Blog.)