- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 26, 2017

MIAMI (AP) - In a story April 26 about a federal tax case against former Florida Rep. Erik Fresen, The Associated Press erroneously reported the charge to which Fresen pleaded guilty. He pleaded guilty to failing to file a federally required tax return, not to federal tax evasion.

A corrected version of the story is below:

Former state lawmaker pleads guilty to failing to file return

Former Florida Rep. Erik Fresen has pleaded guilty to failing to file a federally required tax return.

MIAMI (AP) - Former Florida Rep. Erik Fresen has pleaded guilty to failing to file a federally required tax return.

Court records show Fresen pleaded guilty Wednesday. The 40-year-old Republican had represented the Miami area in the Florida House of Representatives from 2008 to 2016. He left office due to term limits.

Court records show Fresen and his wife failed to file a tax return in 2012 for more than $270,000 of total gross income the previous year. While only convicted on a single charge, Fresen acknowledged in a plea agreement that he had actually failed to report his income to the IRS from 2007 to 2016 and still owes at least $100,000 in back taxes.

Fresen faces up to a year in prison at an August sentencing.


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