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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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46.

chuck    

His bro is next.........same accountant

665 days ago
47.

jimd    

Theres a good chance the reason he paid no tax for those 3 years is that he had no income for three years. Who's hiring this burned out has been?

665 days ago
48.

Spider    

I admire people who are willing to spend four or five years in a federal prison just to fight the man. It's not something I'd be wiiling to do, I'd rather just keep paying illegal taxes and avoid arrest altogether.

665 days ago
49.

JW    

Where is the outcry libs? Does anyone else register the hypocrisy here? Day after day, the libs slam conservatives over the imaginary 1 percent issue. Yet, time and time again, we see the LACK of generosity by those that want so badly to paint others as harborers of the rich. Seen the Vice President's charitable giving lately...it is abysmal...and here we have a guy that is an outspoken liberal who not only does not give much back in charity, he does not even pay what he owes to the government. Sickening...yet seemingly pretty typical for those that like to point fingers at others.

665 days ago
50.

D    

He should give Liho a call, and they can chat about their tax problems. I'm thinking they'll become besties.

665 days ago
51.

melodyann    

Greedy over paid actor. He had no problem receiving his pay for his horrible work as a actor, yet he seems to have issues with paying his taxes. This was one of the Baldwin brothers who I was never fond of & believe his work as a actor was not due to him being a great actor, it was due to his family link with Alec Baldwin, who I think is a amazing actor & like.

665 days ago
52.

IM Awesome    

Hooray! Throw his brother Alec in jail too. I can't stand the both of them

665 days ago
53.

Shawn    

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."

Does that mean he's going after all folks in the Obama administration that decided they didn't need to pay their taxes either, like none other than than U.S. Treasury Secretary Geithner? Probably not.

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.”

What utter B.S. Stephens $350,000 amounts to less than the yearly salary and benefits for 3 government employees. Not so "sweeping," that.

665 days ago
54.

sd    

what a phony, i remember this Stephen Baldwin loon in 2004 acting all christian and holier than thou spreading his love for george w. bush and has continued with his religious preaching, now he's a criminal lawbreaker as usually is the case with these so called "moral christians" who are often the least moral of them all.

665 days ago
55.

Brian    

I think his real crime is being an actor.

665 days ago
56.

Ira    

The government is a Prostitute, greedy and a blood sucker! The more they spend, the more they steal. Lord Help us!

665 days ago
57.

Robert stone    

Why, he was not making enough money?

665 days ago
58.

Dadoftwogirls    

Typical Democrat showing his colors. Taxes on apply to other people.

665 days ago
59.

DUMBREPS    

wasn't he a r&r supporter, that's enough to throw his sorry ass in jail

665 days ago
60.

DahhTroll    

Thos ballwin boys think they are all above the law.

665 days ago
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