Convicted tax evader rejected by U.S. Supreme Court - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

7/8/10

Convicted tax evader rejected by U.S. Supreme Court

By James Clark | email

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) – A Plainview man, James Michael Long, convicted on tax charges will not get his day before the U.S. Supreme Court.

This week the local office of Federal Clerk posted a notice from the Supreme Court saying his petition for a writ of certiorari is denied.  In simple terms, the court will not hear his case. 

Long appealed to the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans that he was denied the right to represent himself.  He also claimed violations of the "Speedy Trial Act."  The 5th Circuit upheld his 2008 conviction for failing to file income tax returns on more than $520,000 over the course of four years.

He was sentenced to 37 months in prison and ordered to pay $93,484.69. 

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