Monday, March 1, 2010

Tax-Dodging Texas Prosecutor

The Rove Republican Racket has created a generation of federal prosecutors who think they are above the law, who arrogantly feel they can prosecute innocent people because they simply don't like their politics or friends.

But once in a while these arrogant bottom-feeders get caught. Meet Mr. Dodd, a former employee of the U.S. attorney's office in East Texas.

As reported by CBS Affiliate KFDM, Beaumont, Texas:
A Beaumont attorney who spent more than a decade in the U.S. Attorney's Office before going into private practice faces up to one year in federal prison and up to a $100,000 fine following a guilty plea Monday morning to once count of failure to file income tax returns. According to the Justice Department, Olen Kenneth Dodd, 58, admitted that he knowingly failed to file income tax returns for calendar years 2002-2005 despite receiving gross income of: $373,931.60 in 2002; $267,735.00 in 2003; and, approximately $120,000.00 in both 2004 and 2005. The court hasn't set a sentencing date. Dodd worked for the U.S. Attorney's Office in the Eastern District of Texas for about 13 years and handled primarily civil cases.
Luckily, Dodd didn't try using the five dumbest excuses on why he didn't file a federal return. By the way, there are no state income taxes in Texas.