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Pete Rose -- The Million Dollar Tax Payoff

4/10/2011 8:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

It's that time of year -- when everyone is getting their taxes in order -- and baseball legend Pete Rose is no different. But in his case, he just settled up a tax bill with Uncle Sam for almost $1,000,000.

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According to documents filed last month with the Recorder's Office in Los Angeles, Rose had accumulated $973,693.28 in back taxes. But get this -- the liens are only on filings from 1997-2002.

Rose pled guilty back in 1990 on two charges of filing false income tax returns. He served a few months in the medium security Prison Camp at the United States Penitentiary in Marion, IL and was fined $50,000.

Fool me once ...

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