Prosecutors are once again trying to have him jailed as he has once again not filed a tax return, the eight time in nine years.
Barry, 72, was given three years of probation in 2006 after pleading guilty to misdemeanor charges for failing to file his tax returns from 1999 to 2004. As part of a plea bargain, he agreed to file future federal and local tax returns annually.How the hell does that work? I'm thinking that Magistrate Robinson is smoking some of the same crack that Barry can't seem to stay away from.
Two years ago, however, prosecutors sought to have that probation revoked after Barry failed to file his 2005 taxes. But U.S. Magistrate Judge Deborah Robinson refused, ruling that prosecutors did not prove Barry willfully failed to file his returns, even if he was aware that he missed the deadline.
But he's only a Democrat, so it won't hit the news like it would if, say, it were some conservative or a Republican.
Still, we can just add his name to the list of other politicians who aren't paying their fair share--Congressman Charlie Rangel and Obama cabinet picks Tim Geithner, Tom Daschle, Nancy Killefer and the husband of Hilda Solis. (NOTE: All Democrats. Coincidence? I think not.)
And as wrong as this currently pending Stimulus bill being considered is--and it's plenty wrong--I'm thinking that don't need any stupid stimulus bill to fund our government...we just need to get the Democrats to pay their taxes.