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Jury convicts prof of failing to file tax returns
daily globe ^ | 2-8-11 | ap

Posted on 02/08/2011 3:46:29 PM PST by WOBBLY BOB

A Hamline University law professor has been convicted of failing to file state tax returns for 2004 through 2007. The St. Paul Pioneer Press reports that Robin Magee, who will be sentenced April 1, is not expected to spend time in jail. She told investigators she did not understand tax law. Magee originally faced felony charges, which were dropped when prosecutors determined she did not purposely try to avoid paying her taxes. A jury convicted her of gross misdemeanors. A Department of Revenue investigator testified that Magee has a "long-term pattern" of not filing returns, having failed to do so from 1991 to 2003 as well. In those years, the state filed "commissioner-filed returns." Attorneys argued whether or not Magee was still required to file returns.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: Minnesota
KEYWORDS: hypocrisy; mn; professor; taxes
another 'do as I say, not as I do' leftist.
1 posted on 02/08/2011 3:46:33 PM PST by WOBBLY BOB
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To: WOBBLY BOB
The former perp:


2 posted on 02/08/2011 3:49:41 PM PST by steveo (PETO-VT-IN-MARI-SVB-CRVCE-AVSTRALI-SEPELIAR)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

You don’t have to be a law professor to know that you have to file state tax returns.


3 posted on 02/08/2011 3:49:46 PM PST by SVTCobra03 (You can never have enough friends, horsepower or ammunition.)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

Good thing she was a leftist law professor, a blue collar construction worker would have gotten 20 years. There is simply no excuse for a guy like that to not understand tax law, none.


4 posted on 02/08/2011 3:52:05 PM PST by Navy Patriot (Sarah and the Conservatives will rock your world.)
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To: steveo

http://www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/news/docs/Magee.pdf

Professor Magee is involved with the Committee Seeking Equal Justice for the Minnesota Eight and serves on the executive board of the National Conference of Black Lawyers.
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1372940/posts
Robin Magee of Hamline University — took St. Paul police to task for carrying Tasers in schools. She argued that police need no more than “a stern command” to control unruly schoolchildren. Red Lake Senior High School security guard Derrick Brun tried that. His funeral was Monday.


5 posted on 02/08/2011 3:53:39 PM PST by WOBBLY BOB ( "I don't want the majority if we don't stand for something"- Jim Demint)
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To: Navy Patriot

If Rangel and her bred, they’d have little Sharptons.


6 posted on 02/08/2011 3:54:22 PM PST by WOBBLY BOB ( "I don't want the majority if we don't stand for something"- Jim Demint)
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To: Navy Patriot

a caucasian male blue collar construction employee (I detest worker as it used all the time) would have been lucky with only 20 years.

How many will be sent away when there aren’t enough producers to provide the goodies and giveaways to welfare queens, unions, illegals, and countries that hate us?


7 posted on 02/08/2011 3:55:29 PM PST by wally_bert (It's sheer elegance in its simplicity! - The Middleman)
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To: WOBBLY BOB
From http://law.hamline.edu/robin-magee.html

B.A., University of Michigan J.D., University of Michigan Law School

"I believe, as the founders of this country espoused, that the greatest threat to law and order, peace and liberty is tyranny, not crime. I, therefore, believe that the highest calling of the lawyer is the call to fight against tryanny and government-sponsored or tolerated oppression. Thus, I struggle in my classes to instill in my students the knowledge of the law and the critical and analytical skills to hold the government (and everyone else) accountable to the rule of law and the rights of all people."

Bringing perspective combined with current issues, Professor Magee teaches Criminal Procedure, Criminal Law, Property, Police Practices, and a seminar on race and law at Hamline.

Prior to joining Hamline, Magee was a Bigelow Fellow and Lecturer of Law at the University of Chicago Law School. She has also served as a law clerk to the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. While in private practice, Magee concentrated in the area of criminal, entertainment, and tax law.

Through a Bates Travel Fellowship, she was a research fellow at the University of Nairobi, where she examined Kenyan laws regulating the activities of U.S. companies operating in Kenya.

Professor Magee is involved with the Committee Seeking Equal Justice for the Minnesota Eight and serves on the executive board of the National Conference of Black Lawyers.
8 posted on 02/08/2011 3:55:41 PM PST by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: steveo

She needs to send her resume to the WHITEHOUSE, I’m sure they have a job that will fit for her.


9 posted on 02/08/2011 3:57:02 PM PST by rovenstinez
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To: WOBBLY BOB

Elitist leftists motto; ‘Taxes for thee but not for me.’


10 posted on 02/08/2011 3:58:05 PM PST by tflabo
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To: wally_bert
a Caucasian straight male blue collar construction employee....

I stand corrected :)

11 posted on 02/08/2011 4:00:50 PM PST by Navy Patriot (Sarah and the Conservatives will rock your world.)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

Ignorance of the law applies here apparently..


12 posted on 02/08/2011 4:01:27 PM PST by maddog55 (OBAMA, You can't fix stupid...)
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To: WOBBLY BOB
is not expected to spend time in jail. She told investigators she did not understand tax law.

Why should she when Obamaos lil' Timmy (tax expert) Geithner gets to skate away and even keep his job too.

13 posted on 02/08/2011 4:02:02 PM PST by tflabo
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To: Navy Patriot
“...for a guy like that...”

That's not only racist, but sexist, too!

14 posted on 02/08/2011 4:02:15 PM PST by Leo Farnsworth (I'm not really Leo Farnsworth.)
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To: Navy Patriot

I’m self-employed and I hate the IRS. But I file my returns, even if I can’t pay them at the time because my income in one or another quarter was so low I didn’t have the money for the quarterly payment.

I pay it eventually. A year ago, I finished paying off money I owed them from 2004 because my business had collapsed in the third quarter of that year (for reasons I still don’t understand) and I didn’t have enough saved up to pay them. The tax on self-employed people is way too high. I want it reduced. But I pay it.

On the other hand, I guess if you’re of the right color and the right political persuasion, you can get by...up to a certain point. I guess she hit that point.


15 posted on 02/08/2011 4:02:21 PM PST by livius
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To: WOBBLY BOB

Coffee all over monitor.......


16 posted on 02/08/2011 4:03:11 PM PST by Navy Patriot (Sarah and the Conservatives will rock your world.)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

Always file your return. Just do not include a check.


17 posted on 02/08/2011 4:03:38 PM PST by screaminsunshine (34 States)
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To: maddog55
she did not understand tax law.

Are there no accountants? Are there no CPA's?

Not defending her but the tax laws are a rubiks cube.

18 posted on 02/08/2011 4:06:27 PM PST by tflabo
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To: WOBBLY BOB

If she is an employee, taxes were withheld from her paycheck, right?

They don’t normally prosecute anyone for failing to collect their tax refund. There must be more to this story.


19 posted on 02/08/2011 4:07:53 PM PST by proxy_user
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To: tflabo

She appears to have been employed (that is, an employee subject to regular withholding). I don’t know her particular situation, but I’d assume that she was doing something funky with her withholding taxes.

Joan Baez and other leftists never used to pay taxes, but their accountants would put the appropriate amount into escrow accounts that were then “seized” by the Feds so that the taxpayers in question could get credit for being tax resistors and not paying for the Vietnam War, but the Feds could get their money and there would be no adverse publicity for either party.


20 posted on 02/08/2011 4:12:46 PM PST by livius
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To: WOBBLY BOB

She can expect a highly-placed job within the democrat party.


21 posted on 02/08/2011 4:22:44 PM PST by Leftism is Mentally Deranged (Liberalism is against human nature. Practicing liberalism is detrimental to your mental stability.)
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To: Navy Patriot

I forgot about that additional demographic too.


22 posted on 02/08/2011 4:26:03 PM PST by wally_bert (It's sheer elegance in its simplicity! - The Middleman)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

It’s weird how many liberals hate to pay taxes. They sure aren’t very “patriotic”. LOL!


23 posted on 02/08/2011 4:57:11 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Why can't the Mexican government provide "a better life" for the illegal aliens? It's their job!)
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To: rovenstinez

You think she can fill Turbo Tax Tim’s shoes?...Shes got the street creed for it


24 posted on 02/08/2011 5:12:53 PM PST by M-cubed
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To: WOBBLY BOB
She told investigators she did not understand tax law.

The old Steve Martin excuse "I forgot" would work better!

25 posted on 02/08/2011 7:27:00 PM PST by RatRipper (I'll ride a turtle to work every day before I buy anything from Government Motors.)
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To: WOBBLY BOB
She told investigators she did not understand tax law.

The old Steve Martin excuse "I forgot" would work better!

26 posted on 02/08/2011 7:27:12 PM PST by RatRipper (I'll ride a turtle to work every day before I buy anything from Government Motors.)
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To: LostInBayport

“the highest calling of the lawyer is the call to fight against tryanny and government-sponsored or tolerated oppression.”

I think her confusion is entirely understandable. She probably thinks she’s owed reparations for slavery; hence government should be sending HER checks rather than the other way around.


27 posted on 02/09/2011 3:40:35 AM PST by DrC
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To: proxy_user

They don’t normally prosecute anyone for failing to collect their tax refund.

Cite please.


28 posted on 02/09/2011 7:16:38 AM PST by S.O.S121.500 (That Kenyan bastard is not my president. ENFORCE the Bill of Rights.)
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To: M-cubed

she could be Al Franken’s accountant.


29 posted on 02/10/2011 7:59:36 AM PST by WOBBLY BOB ( "I don't want the majority if we don't stand for something"- Jim Demint)
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