Pop Star's Former Manager Pleads Guilty To Tax Crimes
A woman who worked as the general manager for Michael Jackson recently pleaded guilty to federal tax evasion charges.
Raymone Bain pleaded guilty to two counts of failure to file a tax return - one for the federal government, and one for the District of Columbia - according to NBC Washington. From 2006 to 2008, Bain did not pay taxes in the range of $200,000 to $400,000.
She became Jackson's manager in 2006, and also was appointed president of the Michael Jackson Company, where her responsibilities included marketing, public relations and finances, the news source reported. In addition to her work with Jackson, she also was the former press secretary to Marion Barry, the former mayor of D.C.
Bain is scheduled to be sentenced at the end of August, the news source added. She faces one year in prison, as well as a $100,000 fine for the federal charge. For the D.C.-related crime, she could receive a maximum of six months behind bars and a fine of $5,000.