Stephen got his first holiday present in the form of being arrested in New York on Dec. 6 for the repeat offense of not filing his income tax returns — which is a felony! Read on for all the details!
Stephen Baldwin has been charged by the Rockland County District Attorney for failing to file returns for the years 2008, 2009, and 2010, saying he owes NY state more than $350,000 in back taxes, TMZ reports!
“At a time when Rockland County and New York State face severe fiscal shortfalls, we cannot afford to allow wealthy residents to break the law by cheating on their taxes.” the Rockland County District Attorney told TMZ, adding, “The defendant’s repetitive failure to file returns and pay taxes over a period of several years contributes to the sweeping cutbacks and closures in local government and in our schools.”
Stephen, who is due back in court in February 2013 may face up to four years in prison if convicted. The actor, who has had money issues in the past, filed for bankruptcy in 2009.
With all this money being unpaid and owed, now we all know what to get Stephen for Christmas — a blank check! Alec, your brother is on line one!
So HollywoodLifers, should Stephen be put in jail for not paying his taxes? Sound off below!
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