Why do Democrats in Louisiana have such a difficult time paying their taxes?
A recent report claims Democrat City Councilman Jason Williams of New Orleans has been indicted on 11 charges related to fraudulent tax documents.
Ironically, Jason is a criminal defense attorney.
Williams reportedly owes more than $200,000 in taxes after falsifying documents and not reporting cash payments he received for legal services, according to the indictment.
Prosecutors allege that William, as owner of the Jason Rogers Williams & Associates law firm, conspired with Nicole Burdett, an attorney with the firm who performed administrative functions to reduce Williams' tax liability from 2013-17.
According to the indictment, Williams directed Burdett to include his personal expenses with the law firm's finances when providing them to a tax preparer as a way to increase his own tax return.
The indictment says Burdett would then tell Williams' tax preparer to inflate the business expenses even more and wouldn't let him file until she and Williams were satisfied with the reduced tax liability number.
The indictment says he knocked more than $200,000 off his taxes from 2013-17 by doing so.
The indictment also alleged that Williams did not report $66,516 in cash payments received between June 2017 and August 2018.
If convicted, Williams and Burdett both face several years in prison.