MILWAUKEE (WKOW) -- Criminal charges have been brought against David Wright, of Milwaukee, for failure to file Wisconsin income tax returns for 2009-2011.
According to the complaint, Wright, who has worked for the United States Post Office since 1993, received wages of $39,823 in 2009, $64,932 in 2010 and $63,155 in 2011.
Wright was sent numerous letters from the Department of Revenue in 2010, requesting he file his income tax returns, without receiving a response.
During the investigation, when asked why he had not filed tax returns in the last three years, Wright simply stated he had "no reason". Wright admitted he knew he was required to file tax returns by April 15th of each year. He then admitted he did not remember when he had last filed an income tax return. With that, further investigation found Wright had not filed an income tax return since 1999 and is estimated to owe the Department of Revenue just over $41,000 in state income taxes for years 2000 to 2011.
If convicted on all counts Wright faces up to 27 months in jail, $30,000 in fines, or both.