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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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61.

whateveryou    

It's amazing how many of these celebs have this problem.

633 days ago
62.

MayhemGirl    

wow, are all you idiots, I mean be against Obama but have a plan Asshat. Otherwise, wow, you look like an idiot. Just saying

633 days ago
63.

highesr1    

This dude is like all the other greedy s*** of this country who put us in the financial bind were in! All them people who bought homes they knew they couldn't afford, refinanced lived like rappers on music videos and now have nothing to show for it and living in ass rat conditions! And to think when ish hits the fan they cry wolf. Only in this country can you live beyond your means, charge everything to your credit card, rack up millions in debt and then tell the bankruptcy courts...oh it wasn't me...the banks did me wrong, and it was everyone elses fault...and get to walk away from millions in debt scott free. Bottom feeding miserable phucks!

633 days ago
64.

Kabala    

Maybe his suite will be across from Wesley Snipes' in the Graybar Hotel.

633 days ago
65.

freaksloan    

What about all the people in the Federal Govt. who don't pay their taxes?

Heck the Sec. of the Treasury is a Tax Cheat.

633 days ago
66.

JR    

Have brother Alec ask Obama for pardon.

633 days ago
67.

JR    

Have brother Alec asks Obama for pardon or raise taxes on the rich.

633 days ago
68.

girlshark    

Funny how a Republican gets busted for skipping out on his taxes...and all the whackadoodle right wingers here launch on an anti Obama tirade. Faux News has trained them well.

633 days ago
69.

Emilio    

You'd think Alec would help him out...too busy leaving messages for his little "rude and thoughtless pig" of a daughter I guess...

633 days ago
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scoopie    

Could be why he's been out there saying he can't get acting work because of his beliefs. But to owe that much in taxes means you're making seven figures, so quit spending so much and pay your taxes!

633 days ago
71.

USArmy    

I thought the Baldwin morons were for Obama so why isn't he doing his "fair share"? Put him in jail next to Wesley Snipes. BTW why isn't he in jail? Is it because he is white?

633 days ago
72.

Harry    

Baldwin should get jail time. Cheated ny state and sucks as an actor. Nyack does not need him

633 days ago
73.

John    

I forgot Harvey's favorite was "OZ" -- and not The Wizard of.....

633 days ago
74.

John    

No freedom of speech on TMZ. "Try" again? **** you!

633 days ago
75.

Andy    

Throw him in prison, maybe he can then find God. What's that? Born again in 2001? Must have found the wrong God.

632 days ago
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