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Movie star Baldwin pays $400k tax arrears

Hollywood star Stephen Baldwin has admitted in court that he failed to pay New York state income tax for three years.

The actor agreed to pay $400,000 dollars (€312,000) in back taxes, interest and penalties. The judge said $100,000 dollars (€78,000) has already been paid.

Baldwin pleaded guilty to a charge of repeated failure to file income taxes.

Sentenced

The judge said that if Baldwin pays back the rest of the money within a year, the charge will be taken off his record. If not, he will be sentenced to five years probation.

Baldwin went to court between appearances on All-Star Celebrity Apprentice.

He starred in thriller The Usual Suspects and appeared in the 2010 series of Celebrity Big brother in the UK.

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