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Stephen Baldwin

Arrested on Tax Charges

12/6/2012 11:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Stephen Baldwin was just arrested in New York for repeated failure to file personal income tax returns ... a felony.

According to the Rockland County District Attorney, Baldwin has failed to file returns for the years 2008, 2009, and 2010 -- and owes NY state more than $350,000 in back taxes.

The D.A. said, "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."

He added, “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.”

If convicted, the "Usual Suspects" actor could face up to 4 years in prison. He's due back in court in February.

You may recall, Baldwin's had significant money problems in the past -- he filed for bankruptcy in 2009.

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Wicked Witch    

Lets hope Lindsay gets arrested REAL soon for her own tax debt. These a holes really think they are above everyone else. Now they are criminals. Good for them.

500 days ago
17.

Liz    

I'm sure his not paying taxes is not the only reason for New York State's budget deficit, but I'm still glad they went after him.

500 days ago
18.

hugh    

Hope you're paying attention Lindsay Lohan. This could be your future.

500 days ago
19.

Michelle    

I guess being a Professional Christian doesn't pay all that well.

500 days ago
20.

KicksandGiggles    

I don't give a crap about the little fiscal sermon by the DA. The point is, if we have to obey the law & pay our taxes, then his azz should as well. Period.

500 days ago
21.

CLINT    

Better call brothe Alec for a loan. He's the only Baldwin making money these days.

500 days ago
22.

wendy    

i don't understand why so many celebs blow off their taxes. they have cpa's to do the paperwork, the interest on back taxes is tacked on daily, and it will never go away. ironically by not doing his taxes now it will cost him more money to get out of his mess.

500 days ago
23.

vperl    

Steven, why should we care ? Westley Snipes paid the Feds with some time... Think of the good times comming.

500 days ago
24.

Obamais still aracist    

the funny thing is he is a loud Obama supporter

500 days ago
25.

Eric    

That's awesome. Maybe Jesus will help him.

500 days ago
26.

girlshark    

Baby Jesus doesn't like tax cheats.

500 days ago
27.

boymike    

He's a douche.

500 days ago
28.

Cheryl A.    

What the hell is wrong with people? You made the money now pay your taxes!

500 days ago
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pw_opinions    

So, because Stephen Baldwin hasn't paid his taxes on time, the state of new york is closing their school and making cutbacks. I call BS

500 days ago
30.

mozilla    

why

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