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(Marion) Barry Owes $277,000 in Taxes
The Washington Times ^ | March 27, 2009 | Mark Chenoweth and Natalie Lester

Posted on 03/28/2009 1:05:29 AM PDT by kellynla

Federal authorities say D.C. Council member Marion Barry failed to pay more than $277,000 in back taxes and are continuing to ask that the former mayor's probation be revoked, according to court documents.

In a six-page memorandum filed Thursday in U.S. District Court, Assistant U.S. Attorney Thomas Zeno said Mr. Barry has "continually flouted the standards applicable to all persons who reside in the District of Columbia" and failed to file his 2007 federal tax return until Feb. 17, but still owed unpaid taxes even then.

The documents say Mr. Barry had not made a tax payment to the District between July 3 and Feb. 8, despite having time to take a vacation in Jamaica and run for re-election as the council's Ward 8 Democratic representative.

"There is no excuse for the defendant's failure to make payments to the District of Columbia because, during this six-month period, the defendant nevertheless had enough time and money, for instance, to take a six-day vacation in Jamaica in Sept. 2008 as well as to run for re-election as a council member," the documents state.

Mr. Barry was sentenced to three years' probation in 2006 after pleading guilty to not filing his taxes from 1999 to 2004.

Prosecutors in 2007 unsuccessfully tried to have Mr. Barry's probation revoked after he failed to file his 2005 taxes on time, and in February sought to send him to jail for being late with his 2007 tax returns - the eighth time in nine years that he failed to file on time, they said.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Front Page News; Government; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: corruptdems; dc; deadbeats; marionbarry; taxes; taxevasion
As usual, the 'Rats don't mind raising our taxes because they don't pay 'em!
1 posted on 03/28/2009 1:05:29 AM PDT by kellynla
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To: kellynla

Tax cheat, eh? Looks good on his resume. Is he bucking for Geithner’s job or some other position with the Dalai Bama administration?


2 posted on 03/28/2009 1:37:24 AM PDT by donaldo
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To: kellynla
He needs a bailout. He's too important to the country to fail.

/sarc

3 posted on 03/28/2009 2:31:35 AM PDT by BipolarBob (I shoot only after kindness fails.)
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To: kellynla

Democrats simply DO NOT PAY TAXES.


4 posted on 03/28/2009 3:21:29 AM PDT by FormerACLUmember (When the past no longer illuminates the future, the spirit walks in darkness.)
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To: kellynla

IRS bithes set him up.


5 posted on 03/28/2009 3:44:22 AM PDT by chasio649
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(Marion) Barry Owes $277,000 in Taxes

Yo, yo, yo! Marion bee dee man to bee dee nex Trezury Secatary (wen Turbo-Tax Cheat Timmy bee fyred), bi-otch!

6 posted on 03/28/2009 5:14:16 AM PDT by DocH (The WAR on our RIGHTS must NOT go unanswered - Keep your powder dry)
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To: kellynla

Ready for another government bailout? Too big to fail?


7 posted on 03/28/2009 5:17:30 AM PDT by ReleaseTheHounds ("The demagogue is one who preaches doctrines he knows to be untrue to men he knows to be idiots.")
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The documents say Mr. Barry had not made a tax payment to the District between July 3 and Feb. 8, despite having time to take a vacation in Jamaica and run for re-election as the council's Ward 8 Democratic representative.

He's identified as a 'Rat, but barely. This sentence is so convoluted that I had to read it three times to understand that they were talking about Marion Barry, and not some obscure 8th district representative.

8 posted on 03/28/2009 5:30:06 AM PDT by Hardastarboard (The Fairness Doctrine isn't about "Fairness" - it's about Doctrine.)
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To: kellynla

If they would’ve left in him in jail to begin with, he would’ve never had the chance to cheat the taxpayers once again.

Which is what he has spent most of his adult life doing.


9 posted on 03/28/2009 10:06:36 AM PDT by Senator Goldwater
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D.C. Council member Marion Barry failed to pay more than $277,000 in back taxes

There must be an Obama cabinet appointment in his future!!!!

10 posted on 03/28/2009 2:18:28 PM PDT by BAW (I wish I was a dog and Obama was a tree. I would stand real close to him and raise my leg to pee.)
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To: kellynla

After being re-selected as mayor after smoking crack with a hooker, seeing other pols like Charlie “clear your damn throat” Rangel walk, and watching snipes get off practically scot-free, he figured: what has he got to lose?


11 posted on 04/02/2009 10:10:44 PM PDT by Rocketwolf68 (Bring back the crusades)
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