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Posted at 8:48 AM ET, 01/13/2011

Tax evasion sentence for cabbie Vincent Gray

By Allison Klein
Allison Klein

A D.C. taxi driver named Vincent Gray was sentenced in federal court to 30 days in jail for failing to file tax returns, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.

Gray, 66, who has the same name as the District's new mayor, pleaded guilty in October to failing to file federal and D.C. returns from 2004 through 2006. There is no relation between the men, a mayoral spokeswoman said.

As part of his plea agreement, Gray agreed to pay $34,572 in back taxes to the Internal Revenue Service. He was also sentenced to five months of community confinement, the specifics of which were not detailed in a press release.

He did not file any tax returns during those three years. His income in 2004 was $38,723; in 2005 it was $67,372; and he earned $52,763 in 2006, officials said.

Gray had not filed a timely income tax return since the 1992 tax year.

By Allison Klein  | January 13, 2011; 8:48 AM ET
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Comments

And just how is he supposed to pay the $34,572 in back taxes when he's only bringing in $1.50 per mile on the taxicab meter, the lowest rate in the nation?????

Posted by: starclimber9 | January 13, 2011 10:53 AM | Report abuse

This is a huge story, please keep us abreast!

Posted by: mike8 | January 13, 2011 11:32 AM | Report abuse

This just in: three goldfish died in a pond located in the DC area. The remaining fish were saved by the heroic efforts of the pond owner, who placed a small heater in the water.

Posted by: johng1 | January 13, 2011 12:09 PM | Report abuse

The majority of these tax cases should be handled administratively.

Posted by: jnrentz@aol.com | January 13, 2011 12:14 PM | Report abuse

If he had paid taxes when he was supposed to he would not owe $34,572 in back taxes. So I don't know or care how he is supposed to pay it.

Posted by: ctree | January 13, 2011 12:17 PM | Report abuse

Are you really allowed to disclose a private citizen's income in a newspaper. Aren't there privacy laws to protect against this?

Posted by: CalmTruth | January 13, 2011 1:34 PM | Report abuse

why is this in the newspaper? I'm sure you would not want your personal information posted...this obviously had nothing to with the merits of reporting relevant and substantial info, but appears to more about sharing a name with the newly elected mayor...seriously Klein, find a better way to spend your time

Posted by: dotucker | January 13, 2011 1:41 PM | Report abuse

This is the Internal Revenue Service propaganda which is reported every new tax season. This year the tax filing date is April 18th. That means we will see some 1800 news items involving non-paying taxpayers.

Posted by: alligator10 | January 13, 2011 2:20 PM | Report abuse

This is the Internal Revenue Service propaganda which is reported every new tax season. This year the tax filing date is April 18th. That means we will see some 1800 news items involving non-paying taxpayers.

Posted by: alligator10 | January 13, 2011 2:20 PM | Report abuse

News as Entertainment? or Entertainment as News? - I can never tell which these days at WaPo.

Posted by: m991 | January 13, 2011 3:54 PM | Report abuse

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