Stephen Baldwin admits he failed to pay NY taxes

The actor agreed Friday to pay $400,000 in back taxes, interest and penalties. The judge says $100,000 of that already has been paid.

FILE - In this Dec. 6, 2012 file photo provided by the Rockland County District Attorney�s Office in New City, N.Y., actor Stephen Baldwin is shown. Baldwin is set to appear in New York court between appearances on "All-Star Celebrity Apprentice" in hopes of getting past a state tax charge. The youngest of the four acting Baldwin brothers is due Friday morning March 29, 2013 in Rockland County Court. He's accused of failing to file state income tax returns in 2008, 2009 and 2010. (AP Photo/Rockland County District Attorney�s Office, FILE)

NEW CITY, N.Y. (AP) — Stephen Baldwin has admitted in court that he failed to pay New York state income taxes for three years.

The actor agreed Friday to pay $400,000 in back taxes, interest and penalties. The judge says $100,000 of that already has been paid.

Baldwin pleaded guilty to a charge of repeated failure to file income taxes.

The judge says that if Baldwin pays back the rest of the money within a year, the charge will be taken off his record. If not, he'll be sentenced to five year's probation.

Baldwin went to court between appearances on "All-Star Celebrity Apprentice." He's the youngest of the four acting Baldwin brothers.

He says he received bad advice from lawyers and accountants.
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