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Actor Stephen Baldwin Admits Not Paying State Income Tax For 3 Years

Stephen Baldwin (credit: Stephen Lovekin
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Stephen Baldwin (credit: Stephen Lovekin
Getty Images Entertainment)

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — It wasn’t such a Good Friday for Stephen Baldwin.

The actor admitted in court Friday that he failed to pay New York state income taxes for three years.

Baldwin agreed to pay $400,000 in back taxes, interest and penalties. The judge says $100,000 of that already has been paid.

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

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

Baldwin, the youngest of the four acting Baldwin brothers, went to court between appearances on “All-Star Celebrity Apprentice.”

Baldwin said he received bad advice from lawyers and accountants.

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