The News Courier in Athens, Alabama

State and Nation

August 14, 2013

Former Ala. House employee faces sentencing

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A former employee of the Alabama House is scheduled for sentencing for failing to pay state income taxes and failing to file tax returns.

The attorney general's office is recommending at least 60 days in jail for former House employee William Clay Covington. Defense lawyers are seeking probation when Covington is sentenced Wednesday by Circuit Judge William Shashy.

Covington pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges involving not paying income taxes for 2006 and failing to file tax returns for 2006 through 2009. Court records show part of his income included monthly payments to serve as Wiregrass liaison for Milton McGregor's two dog tracks.

Covington has paid the state nearly $15,000 in unpaid taxes, penalties and interest on nearly $515,000 in income from 2005 to 2011.

1
Text Only
State and Nation
Poll

What is your favorite Easter candy?

Chocolate bunnies
Marshmallow chicks
Chocolate eggs with filling
     View Results
Facebook
AP Video
Raw: Orthodox Christians Observe Easter Rite Ceremony Marks 19th Anniversary of OKC Bombing Raw: Four French Journalists Freed From Syria Raw: Massive 7.2 Earthquake Rocks Mexico Captain of Sunken SKorean Ferry Arrested Raw: Fire Destroys 3 N.J. Beachfront Homes Raw: Pope Presides Over Good Friday Mass Raw: Space X Launches to Space Station Superheroes Descend on Capitol Mall Man Charged in Kansas City Highway Shootings Obama Awards Navy Football Trophy Anti-semitic Leaflets Posted in Eastern Ukraine Raw: Magnitude-7.2 Earthquake Shakes Mexico City Ceremony at MIT Remembers One of Boston's Finest Raw: Students Hurt in Colo. School Bus Crash Raw: Church Tries for Record With Chalk Jesus Raw: Faithful Celebrate Good Friday Worldwide Deadly Avalanche Sweeps Slopes of Mount Everest Police Arrest Suspect in Highway Shootings Drought Concerns May Hurt Lake Tourism
Twitter Updates
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Stocks
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
Business Marquee