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State lawmaker charged with tax fraud

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Rep. Girod Jackson Rep. Girod Jackson

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A state lawmaker accused of violating provisions of the federal tax code plans has resigned.


Rep. Girod Jackson, of Harvey, said, in a statement Thursday, that he's submitted his resignation to the Secretary of State's Office and the Speaker of the House.

Jackson was charged Thursday, in a bill of information, with one felony count of making a fraudulent statement on a tax return and two misdemeanor counts of willful failure to file tax returns.

Jackson says there were filing errors on his business tax returns and he's "accepted the consequences of those mistakes."

If convicted of the felony count, Jackson faces up to three years in prison and up to a year in prison on each of the misdemeanors.

Jackson, a Democrat, was elected in 2007.

 

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