Ex-Police Officer accused of killing George Floyd, Derek Chauvin and wife charged with tax evasion

The former Minneapolis police officer accused of killing George Floyd, Derek Chauvin, and his wife was charged Wednesday with felony tax crimes, including filing false tax returns that did not include more than $95,000 he earned working as an off-duty security guard.

Chauvin and his wife, Kellie Chauvin, were each charged by summons in Washington County District Court with nine counts of felony tax evasion.

The complaint, filed by the Washington County attorney, accuses the couple of underreporting and underpaying Minnesota taxes dating back to 2014.

The complaint accuses the couple of underreporting more than $464,000 in joint income between 2014 and 2019 and says they owe the state nearly $38,000 in back taxes, penalties and interest.

The charges came amid intense scrutiny of Chauvin’s personal and professional life and questions about his residency.

Public records show Chauvin and his wife owned two homes — one in Oakdale, Minn., a Twin Cities suburb, and another in Windermere, Fla., near Orlando, which was purchased in 2011.

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