Stephen Baldwin charged with tax evasion

  • Actor Stephen Baldwin was charged with felony tax evasion in New York state on Thursday.

    The younger brother of 30 Rock star Alec Baldwin entered a not guilty plea to the single count of repeated failure to file personal income tax returns.

    The 46-year-old actor faces up to four years in prison if convicted.

    Prosecutors accuse Baldwin of failing to pay state personal income taxes from 2008 to 2010 totaling $350,000.

    Baldwin said that he had poor representation during the period in question and filed for bankruptcy protection in 2009.

    He is due in court for a hearing on February 5.