Skip to comments.(Marion) Barry Owes $277,000 in Taxes
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.
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Tax cheat, eh? Looks good on his resume. Is he bucking for Geithner’s job or some other position with the Dalai Bama administration?
Democrats simply DO NOT PAY TAXES.
IRS bithes set him up.
Yo, yo, yo! Marion bee dee man to bee dee nex Trezury Secatary (wen Turbo-Tax Cheat Timmy bee fyred), bi-otch!
Ready for another government bailout? Too big to fail?
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.
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.
There must be an Obama cabinet appointment in his future!!!!
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?