Former rep indicted for tax evasion

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.

19 comments Add your comment

Keith

July 27th, 2009
4:13 pm

Typical Democrat!

rocky redwood

July 27th, 2009
4:16 pm

typical politician.

It was an oversight!

July 27th, 2009
4:20 pm

I just forgot! I am a democrat and have been so worried about global warming,and other warm and fuzzy buIIsh@#t, I forgot to pay my taxes….
All you haters just leave me alone.

Red Foreman

July 27th, 2009
4:25 pm

HAHAHAHA!!!! CHANGE!!!! HAHAHAHA!!!

Bob

July 27th, 2009
4:31 pm

Representatives have to pay taxes? I thought it was just us, you know, the people who *work* for a living.

GreatGal

July 27th, 2009
4:31 pm

Typical greed.

Rickster

July 27th, 2009
4:35 pm

It’s the old “do what I say, not what I do” mindset typical of politicians. With Repubs, it’s “Family Values” espoused by husbands cheating on their spouse. With Dems, paying taxes is “Patriotic” – unless your Tom Daschle, Tim Geithner and now Jemieson.

Heck… she should sit by the phone waiting for a phone call from the Obama administration about a job!

david

July 27th, 2009
4:37 pm

She is a CPA!

the evil rich

July 27th, 2009
4:45 pm

How in the hell did she keep getting re-elected….TERM LIMITS!!

ricket

July 27th, 2009
4:49 pm

What law says you are required to file a 1040? And what about the 5th amendment? How about the 4th?

The 16th amendment shouldve never been passed. It has only been used to collect money from the people to be used as bailout for the financial oligarchy when their bets (like real estate) go sour.

You should all read the history of the Federal Reserve and how their interest bearing loans are mathematically impossible to pay back and that their stated goal of controlling “inflation” is actually caused by the very workings of how they issue credit!

YOU ARE ALL FOOLS WHO BUY INTO THIS REPUBLICAN VS. DEMOCRAT IDEALOGICAL WAR.

It’s all about control of our money. Either the government (socialism) or the corporations (fascist). There *is* no such thing as the United States anymore. Silly Americans!

Craze

July 27th, 2009
5:02 pm

As info — When Sonny was elected, he tried to convince Jeannette to switch to the GOP. When she didn’t, he poured money into candidates who would oppose her. It finally worked in 2008.

marie

July 27th, 2009
6:07 pm

You know, when I read the headline on the front page, I fully expected it to be a Republican. This is much more typical of their behavior. The truth is, both parties have their rotten apples.

JEWELL ROLLEN

July 27th, 2009
7:08 pm

Former state Rep. Jamieson indicted for tax evasion
Monday, July 27th, 2009

Former Rep. Jeanette Jamieson, D-Toccoa
You remember state Rep. Jeanette Jamieson, D-Toccoa: She’s the veteran lawmaker who finally lost her 12th bid for reelection to a Republican challenger last year after it was revealed that she owed more than $45,000 in back state taxes. Did we mention that her day job is as an accountant and tax preparer?

Well, apparently, Attorney General Thurbert Baker didn’t think Jamieson’s gaffe was as funny as we did. According to Dick Pettys at Insider Advantage, Baker has charged his former House colleague with two counts of evading state income taxes.

Woodie

July 27th, 2009
9:51 pm

I’m glad she didn’t get reelected. Geez. You’d think a state rep would be smart enough to pay taxes. This apparently is only good at spending taxpayers dollars.

Base

July 27th, 2009
9:51 pm

A crook is a crook.Its the politician in them.

The Walking Boss

July 28th, 2009
9:07 am

I am a native of the area where she is from, and I’ve known her and her family for decades. Here’s my take: PRIDE GOETH BEFORE THE FALL. Anyone who knows her personality could see this coming. Yep.

deejay

July 28th, 2009
9:11 am

Yeap, the politician want you to do as I say, not as I do. There should be a law which states, if a person does not pay their state or federal taxes they are ineligible to run for office. Why should law makers be above the law?

Jefferson

July 28th, 2009
11:33 am

Sonny owed Gordon County when he was 1st elected. Oops, accounting error.

Nobody reads long posts.

July 31st, 2009
8:07 pm

How can she be a Dim, after preparing tax returns? I’ve been in the biz for 29 years, started DIM, but became brighter watching the tax grabs.