Actor Stephen Baldwin charged in NY tax case
WHITE PLAINS, New York (AP) - Actor Stephen Baldwin was charged Thursday with failing to pay New York state taxes for three years, amassing a US$350,000 (S$427,000) debt.
Baldwin skipped his taxes in 2008, 2009 and 2010, said Rockland County District Attorney Thomas Zugibe said The youngest of the four acting Baldwin brothers pleaded not guilty at an arraignment and was freed without bail. His lawyer, Russell Yankwitt, said Baldwin should not have been charged.
"Mr Baldwin did not commit any crimes, and he's working with the district attorney's office and the New York State Tax Department to resolve any differences," Mr Yankwitt said.
The district attorney said Baldwin could face up to four years in prison if convicted. The actor is due back in court Feb 5.