Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Tardy on taxes 7 years in a row? Barry could get jail time

Marion Barry is in trouble yet again.

Remember when he was mayor of DC (he's served on the DC City Council since 2005) he was arrested for drug possession in 1990. In fact there was some video because this was part of a sting operation. He was again accused of drug possession in 2002.

These days though his troubles are not from illegal drugs but more financial...
In a court document filed Wednesday, prosecutors said Barry, who last year got probation instead of incarceration in a criminal tax case, ''has not acted like a person who has been given the opportunity of probation and should not be treated like one.''

Barry pleaded guilty in 2005 to misdemeanors for failing to file tax returns covering 1999 to 2004. As part of his plea bargain, Barry agreed to file future federal and local tax returns annually. Prosecutors now charge that Barry missed deadlines for filing federal and D.C. tax returns for 2005.

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