Rep. Harold Mitchell Pleads Guilty To Failing To Pay Taxes On Time
By Wspa Staff
South Carolina Rep. Harold Mitchell pleaded guilty Monday morning to two counts of failing to pay taxes on time.
Mitchell, a Democrat who represents Spartanburg, was sentenced to one year, though the sentence was suspended to one year of probation if the lawmaker meets certain conditions, such as paying the money he owes according to the paper.
Two of the original, more serious tax evasion charges were dismissed.
The state Department of Revenue said the suspended District 31 Congressman tried to avoid paying more than $7,000 dollars in taxes by not filing state returns from 2005 to 2008.