Call Him Tax-ico Burress And He Faces More Jail Time
Call him Taxico Burress, and he might be headed back to the Big House.
Burress, who is 37 now, was indicted earlier this year on charges that he failed to pay more than $50,000 in state taxes in 2013 in New Jersey. He was in court late this week, pleaded not guilty, and was offered a plea deal. The plea offer included 364 days in jail in addition to five years probation.
The prosecutor in the case said Burress’s previous jail time, stemming from a 2008 illegal gun charge, might make it impossible to avoid additional jail time if convicted or in a plea deal.
Burress made an electronic payment for his back-due taxes, but that transaction did not go through. The former New York Giants and Jets wide receiver is the first New Jersey resident charged under a state law that makes a failed electronic funds transfer the same as passing a bad check. Officials said they attempted to contact Burress after his payment did not go through, but he never replied.
Burress is due back in court in August.
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