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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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31.

mozilla    

how come Lindsey didn't get arrested? They seized her accounts why not do the same to him

593 days ago
32.

static    

A van on Crenshaw is in his future.

593 days ago
33.

manbearpig    

RESTORE STEPHEN BALDWIN!!!!

593 days ago
34.

Bruce Broughton    

A Baldwin brother that just can't seem to pay his taxes. Isn't that interesting, I wonder if he will lose his liberal card for not ponying up for all the other poor folks that don't pay a dime?

593 days ago
35.

WAYNE WINSTON    

NICE GOING BALDWIN.

593 days ago
36.

pepper12    

How did he file for bankruptcy w/o providing the trustee with a copy of his tax returns? More to this story than is being said.

593 days ago
37.

BER SEFTAM    

Make him the head of the Treasury!! or the Assistant to Tim Gietner (sp). He might even be eligible for a Senate Seat!! Perfect Chicago political type.

593 days ago
38.

Jonno    

Now he is elligable for an appointment to Obama's cabinet

593 days ago
39.

joanna    

PAY YOUR TAXES.........I DO!!!!

593 days ago
40.

joanna    

give up the Obama remarks and move on..life is short..

593 days ago
41.

Curt    

Here are your liberals telling us how to live and how to vote and give to the poor. Will Obama help you now?

593 days ago
42.

morekare    

From the photo, it looks like he could make a large chunk of cash if he sold his ROLEX and used that money to pay down the taxes.

593 days ago
43.

Larry    

I now understand why many celebrities supported Obama in the re-election. Since Geithner didn't file taxes, and blamed it on a Turbo-tax software problem, the celebrities thought------------why should I file taxes??? Maybe the celebrities are smarter than we give them credit.

593 days ago
44.

Bonnie Ross    

Taxes are illegal. Toolsforjustice.com

593 days ago
45.

CaptObvious    

This ought to be proof to the Romney Taxers that if he owed them money, they would make no secret about it and get it. Move on...

593 days ago
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