Friday, June 22, 2007
Interesting article in the Washington Times: Barry Avoids Prison in Tax Case, by Jim McElhatton:
D.C. Council member Marion Barry avoided prison time when a judge today denied a bid to revoke his probation after he failed to file tax returns on time for the seventh straight year. U.S. Magistrate Judge Deborah Robinson said prosecutors hadn't proved beyond a preponderance of the evidence that the former mayor "willfully" failed to file his 2005 D.C. and federal tax returns on time. Mr. Barry, Ward 8 Democrat, is on probation after he pleaded guilty last year in connection with his failure to file tax returns for the six previous years. He faced up to a year in prison if Judge Robinson granted prosecutors' request.
See also the Washington Post: Barry Won't Go to Prison For Late Taxes, Judge Rules, by Carol D. Leonnig. Prior TaxProf Blog coverage:
- Marion Barry Gets 3 Years Probation for Tax Evasion (3/10/06)
- Judge Postpones Marion Barry's Tax Sentencing (2/9/06)