Recently, a former New York senator was sentenced to one year and one day imprisonment due to his cheating on his income taxes. The lawmaker admitted in that his income taxes were underpaid by approximately $53,000.
The politician, who had spent the past 28 years in state legislature, admitted to making terrible mistakes, and stated that these mistakes were going to haunt him for the rest of his life.
According to sentencing guidelines, the sentence could range from 12 to 18 months in prison. The Senate assistant majority leader, however, asked for six months behind bars and another six months of confinement at home.
The defendant’s attorney argued that his client had done some good, and improved the lives of thousands of people residing in Westchester County. The federal court judge agreed, stating that aside from the offense, the politician lived a positive life.
The New York politician was ordered to pay a fine of $30,000, and to make restitution amounting to $53,024. As of date, the restitution has been fully paid. He was ordered to surrender at a prison that will be determined on July 9.
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