From the Star Tribune: Fired Minneapolis officer Derek Chauvin and his wife are charged with tax crimes allegedly dating back to 2014.



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  1. Avatar Jaybird says:

    Follow the money.

    (I wonder what a cursory inspection of the top, oh, 10% of the highest paid officers in any given city would find.)Report

  2. Avatar greginak says:

    Adds a little more context to the wifes quick separation from him. We can assume prosecutors are making offers to Kellie for cooperation.Report

  3. Avatar veronica d says:

    Well, it’s how we got Capone 🙂Report

    • Avatar LeeEsq in reply to veronica d says:

      I remember the scene in Reservoir Dogs where all the gangsters are in utter fear of the IRS.Report

      • Avatar Jaybird in reply to LeeEsq says:

        It’s up in the air over whether or not the prosecutor was going to go after the guy for realsies or if he was going to throw something that s/he knew would result in a hung jury.

        So the IRS going after him is going to have *REAL* consequences even if the jury reaches the conclusion that we just can’t know how George Floyd died.

        That said, I would prefer the officer to be found guilty of exceeding his mandate to us finding that he was ripping off the government (they needed that money to pay his salary!!!).Report

        • Avatar Philip H in reply to Jaybird says:

          Not sure how you got “it’s up in the air over whether or not the prosecutor was going to go after the guy for realsies” from Chauvin being charged with second-degree murder and manslaughter and bail being set at $1.6 Million.Report

          • Avatar Jaybird in reply to Philip H says:

            Because I have seen trials end in mistrials because the prosecutor overcharged and other trials end in acquittals because of how much leeway cops are given even by the prosecution.

            Would you like me to find you examples of police being let off the hook in the past (indeed, even the recent past)?Report

          • Avatar Oscar Gordon in reply to Philip H says:

            IMHO Most prosecutors phone in the trial when it’s a cop. They have a powerful incentive to make it a good show, while still helping the jury hang or acquit.Report

      • Avatar Oscar Gordon in reply to LeeEsq says:

        It’s hard to tell a sympathetic story that explains why you haven’t paid your taxes.Report

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