Michael Jackson's ex-GM sentenced on tax violation

WASHINGTON (AP) — A judge has spared Michael Jackson's former general manager prison time after she tearfully blamed a failure to file her U.S. tax returns on being overwhelmed with handling the affairs of the pop superstar and her ailing mother.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Alan Kay sentenced Raymone Bain on Tuesday to five years' probation and payment of $202,422 in federal and local back taxes for the 2006-2008 tax years.

Prosecutors say Bain was earning $30,000 a month as president and general manger of the Michael Jackson Co. during that time. They asked Kay to lock her up for a year and half to show that tax scofflaws will be punished.

Bain apologized for breaking the law but said her responsibilities to Jackson and her mother, dying of Alzheimer's, made her neglect her own duties.

Associated Press
Copyright 2011 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Join the Conversation!

While WVLT allows comments on articles, we ask that you respect the online community. Comments may be removed at any time for violations including:

  • Obscenity, profanity, vulgarity, racism, violent descriptions, name-calling or personal attacks.
  • Abuse of multiple accounts.
  • Off-topic comments.

Comments may be checked for inappropriate content or rule violation, but the station is under no legal obligation to monitor or remove comments. If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator. 
Flagging does not guarantee removal.

powered by Disqus


6450 Papermill Drive Knoxville, TN 37919 Phone - (865) 450-8888; Fax - (865) 450-8869
Copyright © 2014 WVLT-TV Inc. - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 132635558 - local8now.com/a?a=132635558
Gray Television, Inc.