Jul 23, 2020 - Economy

Derek Chauvin faces multiple tax felony charges

Former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin's booking photo.

Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin. Photo: Hennepin County Sheriff's Office

Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer accused of killing George Floyd, has been charged for allegedly "fraudulently filing tax returns from 2014 to 2019," Washington County prosecutors announced in a statement Wednesday.

The big picture: He and Kellie Chauvin, who filed for divorce from him in June, face multiple tax-related felony charges. The pair are also accused of a failure to timely file Minnesota individual income tax returns from 2016 to 2019 following a probe launched last month by the Minnesota Department of Revenue and Oakdale Police Department.

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