3:37 pm July 27, 2009, by Aaron Gould Sheinin
Former Georgia state Rep. Jeannette Jamieson (D-Toccoa) was indicted Monday on two counts of income tax evasion, the state Department of Revenue and the attorney generall’s office said.
Jamieson was indicted by a Fulton County grand jury. Each count carries a sentence of one to five years in prison and/or a fine of up to $100,000.
According to the Revenue Department, Jamieson failed to file state income tax returns in 2006 or 2007 despite having adjusted gross income of more than $200,000 in that time. She had less than $150 in income withheld for state income tax purposes, the department said.
This is not Jamieson’s first trouble with the state tax authority. The state filed a lien against her in 2008 for owing more than $45,000 in back taxes and interest from 1998 through 2005. Jamieson satisfied the lien a few months later.
Jamieson lost her bid for re-election in 2008. She had served in the General Assembly since 1985.
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