NEW CITY, N.Y. – Stephen Baldwin, the youngest of four brothers in show business, said Friday hes looking forward to clearing the wreckage of my past.
Step 1 will be coming up with $300,000 for the tax man.
Baldwin, 46, admitted in Rockland County Court that he failed to pay New York state income taxes for 2008, 2009 and 2010. Under a plea bargain, he gets to stay out of jail – so he can make some money – and can have his record wiped clean if he pays the taxes within a year.
His total bill in taxes, interest and penalties is $400,000, but state Supreme Court Justice Charles Apotheker said $100,000 had already been paid.
Baldwin said hes directing a movie starring his brother William and that other faith-based opportunities consistent with his principles are emerging.
If he doesnt pay all the money within a year, the plea bargain provides for a five-year sentence of probation and repayment within that time.
– Associated Press