NEW CITY, N.Y. – Stephen Baldwin will avoid jail and will have up to five years to pay $350,000 in back taxes and penalties, his lawyer said Monday.
Attorney Russell Yankwitt said he and prosecutors tentatively agreed that Baldwin, youngest of the four acting Baldwin brothers, will admit in court this month that he repeatedly failed to file his New York state income tax returns.
Prosecutor Anthony Dellicarri confirmed that a tentative agreement had been reached on a plea deal but would not detail the specifics. The district attorneys office said only that a possible resolution of the case was discussed.
Yankwitt said that if Baldwin pays back the money within a year, the case will be discharged on the condition he stay out of trouble. If Baldwin doesnt meet the one-year deadline, he will be sentenced to probation and given five years to pay back the money.
Yankwitt, asked how Baldwin would get the money, replied, Hes doing commercials, hes acting, hes out in the public. Baldwin has been heard on New York radio in recent days in a commercial for a teeth-whitening system.
– Associated Press