Stephen Baldwin To Avoid Prison In NY Tax-Dodging Case

Law360, New York (March 11, 2013, 2:33 PM EDT) -- Stephen Baldwin will avoid jail by pleading guilty to a single felony count of failure to file a tax return, his lawyer told Law360 on Monday, announcing a deal that comes just over three months after the actor was arrested for skipping three years of returns and racking up $350,000 in tax liability.

Baldwin, 46, of Upper Grandview, N.Y., is charged with failure to file New York State Personal Income Tax returns for the years 2008, 2009 and 2010. He was arrested Dec. 6.

Baldwin's lawyer,...
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