Saturday, 18 April 2015
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Dec 2 2010 | 6:54pm ET
Andrew Stein, the former New York City official and associate of fraudster Kenneth Starr, has pleaded guilty to tax evasion.
Stein faces up to one year in prison on the misdemeanor failure to pay income taxes count. He was accused of not paying taxes for the year 2008; he was not charged in the Starr case despite allegations that Starr spent some of the up to $50 million he stole on Stein's "extravagant personal expenses."
Starr pleaded guilty to ripping off his clients, including an unidentified hedge fund manager and several Hollywood luminaries, in September. Starr allegedly moved investor money through a shell company set up by Stein, Wind River LLC.
At his own plea hearing Wednesday, Stein admitted that he "stupidly did not pay the taxes" for 2008, when he "had taxable income in excess of $1 million," according to the charge.
"I was wrong, your honor," Stein, who served both as Manhattan borough president and president of the New York City Council, told U.S. Magistrate Judge Ronald Ellis. "I take full responsibility for it."
Stein was released on his own recognizance, pending his sentencing.
Mar 20 2015 | 12:45pm ET
StreetWise Partners, a non-profit organization that works with low-income individuals to help them overcome employment barriers, raised over $275,000 at the 2015 Raising the Ante Charity Poker Tournament and Casino Event last Wednesday evening at Capitale. Here are some photos from the event. Read more…