federal felony tax evasion conviction.
Director for the Tennessee Department of Treasury Shelli King told
10News on Wednesday that a review determined the benefits Armstrong
earned while serving for more than 25 years state legislature were not
subject to forfeiture in this case.
King previously told
10News "the maximum benefit it would be approximately, $2,400 per month
based his years of accrued service, $28,900 annually."
detailing the review revealed that the tax evasion offense occurred
outside his official capacity as a state representative and therefore
didn't constitute malfeasance in office.
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jury in August found the long-time East Knoxville Democrat guilty of
filing a false and fraudulent tax return, but declined to convict him on
two other charges - conspiracy to defraud the United States, and
attempting to evade and defeat taxes.
Last month, a federal judge denied Armstrong's request to toss out the conviction or at least grant him a new trial.
His sentencing is set for Nov. 30.
One month after the conviction, Armstrong officially retired.
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