George Floyd ‘murderer’ cop Derek Chauvin hit with tax fraud charges along with beauty queen estranged wife – The Sun

GEORGE Floyd "murderer" cop Derek Chauvin was hit with tax fraud charges along with beauty queen estranged wife

Derek and Kellie were each hit with nine felony counts related to their alleged failure to pay state taxes in Minnesota on Wednesday, TMZ reported.

The outlet reported that the counts include aiding and abetting the filing or false or fraudulent returns and additional counts for failing to file returns at all.

Court documents, obtained by TMZ, claim that the couple's tax issues date back to 2014 and that they are accused of not filing at all for the years of 2016 to 2018.

Investigators claimed that the couple was significantly under-reporting their combined income – and prosecutors said that Derek was earning tens of thousands of dollars on top of his police officer salary between working as security and other jobs, the outlet reported.

One prosecutor estimated that Chauvin's security job totaled upwards of $95,000.

Prosecutors claimed that Kellie was also earning tens of thousands of dollars from working as a realtor and having a photography business, but none of the money was reported, according to the charging documents.

The outlet said that there was also alleged malfeasance over homes that they had purchased in Minnesota and Florida, as well as a new BMW that was registered in Florida but serviced over 10 times in Minnesota.

Prosecutors also alleged that the estranged couple spoke about the tax problems over the phone while he was in custody in June and that Derek told Kellie that people were looking into their records, to which she responded saying she was meeting with someone about "(2016) to now."

Chauvin then allegedly told Kellie to use the same person "we have used to handle for many years," to which Kellie responded "yeah well we don't want to get your dad involved because he will just be mad at me I mean us for not doing them for years…" eluding that the person in question is Derek's father.

If the couple are convicted on each of the felony counts they could face up to five years in jail.

Chauvin also faces charges of second-degree murder, third-degree murder and manslaughter after the death of George Floyd.

Floyd died on May 25 after white cop Derek Chauvin pressed his knee against the black man's neck for nearly eight minutes as he said he couldn't breathe.

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