Brooklyn Metropolis Councilor Chaim Deutsch faces a jail sentence of as much as a 12 months after pleading responsible of tax fraud
April 27, 2021 at 10:34 p.m. EDT
Updated on:April 27, 2021 at 10:34 p.m. EDT
Brooklyn councilor Chaim Deutsch was fired after pleading guilty of tax fraud last Thursday.
Just last week, lawyers representing the now-former city council said he hopes to end his elected term. However, city council spokesman Corey Johnson said he was no longer part of the city council.
Alderman Johnson issued a statement in which it said in part: “Based on our review of the billing slip and Mr. Chaim Deutsch’s plea agreement, the council has concluded that the 48th district office has been vacated due to legal requirements. Mr. Deutsch has confessed to a crime and violated his oath of office. ”
Council member Chaim Deutsch was impeached after he admitted to filing a false tax return.
The former city councilor owes more than $ 80,000 in taxes and could now face a sentence of up to a year in prison.
Prosecutors say the tax fraud fee is related to the income from the former councilor’s real estate business. He added that for a period of several years he has been hiding his actual income in order not to pay the correct amount that he hears from an elected official who is breaking the law.
His sentencing is scheduled for July 29th.