Fmr. Ala. State House employee arrested, charged with failure to - WTVM.com-Columbus, GA News Weather & Sports

Fmr. Ala. State House employee arrested, charged with failure to pay taxes

Posted: Updated:
  • NEWSMore>>

  • Boy, 1, drowns in West Point Lake

    Boy, 1, drowns in West Point Lake

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 5:07 AM EDT2014-09-02 09:07:06 GMT
    A baby is dead after drowning in a west Georgia lake this weekend. Troup County Sheriff's Officials say deputies were called to West Point Lake after a 911 call Sunday afternoon.More >>
    A baby is dead after drowning in a west Georgia lake this weekend. Troup County Sheriff's Officials say deputies were called to West Point Lake after a 911 call Sunday afternoon.More >>
  • Seale, AL residents enjoy return of Labor Day Fair

    Seale, AL residents enjoy return of Labor Day Fair

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 4:26 AM EDT2014-09-02 08:26:00 GMT
    Residents in east Alabama are rounding up the Labor Day celebration at one of the Alabama's oldest courthouses. The courthouse located in Seale, Ala. is the third oldest in the state. This is the first fair
    More >>
    Residents in east Alabama are rounding up the Labor Day celebration at one of the Alabama's oldest courthouses. The courthouse located in Seale, Ala. is the third oldest in the state. This is the first fair since 2010 when the fair restarted, and it originated in 1980 to raise money to refurbish the old courthouse after it began to deteriorate.More >>
  • Lee Co. Sheriff’s Office investigating murder, attempted murder cases

    Lee Co. Sheriff’s Office investigating murder, attempted murder cases

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 4:06 AM EDT2014-09-02 08:06:04 GMT
    On August 31 at about 11:33 p.m. CST, the Lee County Sheriff's Office received multiple 911 calls from subjects attending a poker party in reference to a shooting with at least two injured gunshot victims. More >>
    On August 31 at about 11:33 p.m. CST, the Lee County Sheriff's Office received multiple 911 calls from subjects attending a poker party in reference to a shooting with at least two injured gunshot victims. 

     
    More >>
MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) -

Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange's office is confirming the arrest of a former employee of the Alabama House of Representatives who is charged with failure to file income tax returns and failure to pay income taxes.

William Clay Covington, 41, surrendered Wednesday afternoon at the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office.

AG Strange's Special Prosecutions Division presented evidence to a Montgomery County grand jury on April 5 which resulted in six indictment charges against Covington for failing to pay income taxes on $237,620 in wages from the State of Alabama and $277,000 in other income from the Macon County Greyhound Park, otherwise known as Victoryland, and the Jefferson County Racing Association.

The indictment also charges Covington with four counts of failing to file an income tax return for 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009.

"I am proud to represent Mr. Covington, he is a good man and he has a clean record," said his attorney, Jim Sturdivant. "He is the father of two young boys. He looks forward to putting this unpleasant process behind him and getting on with a useful and productive life in the future."

If convicted, Covington faces a maximum penalty of one year in jail and fines of $25,000 for each of the ten counts in the indictment, as well as other financial penalties and interest on the unpaid taxes.

INFORMATION SOURCE: Attorney General's Office

Copyright 2013 WSFA 12 News.  All rights reserved.

Powered by WorldNow

1909 Wynnton Road
Columbus, Ga. 31906

FCC Public File
publicfile@wtvm.com
706-494-5400
EEO Report
Closed Captioning

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and WTVM. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.