Latino activist Max Salas has had a pretty lousy time since being named Rotarian of the Year in 1999. First, Mayor Anthony A. Williams asked Salas to resign his post on D.C.’s Alcoholic Beverage Control Board after the Washington City Paper reported that he had served time in federal prison for felony tax-evasion charges in Tennessee (“Blind Spot in a Business Suit,” 11/19/99). And last week, Salas pleaded guilty to two misdemeanor counts for failing to file Florida sales tax reports between 1995 and 1998 for a yogurt shop he owned in the Tallahassee airport. Salas was sentenced to one year’s probation and was ordered to pay $25,579.15 in back taxes, penalties, and interest. Florida prosecutor Mike Bauer says that Salas took the plea to avoid the possibility of a felony conviction at trial: “I think he’s a little miffed about the tax system in this country.” Salas notes that he has paid in full and insists that the case has nothing to do with his life now. —Stephanie Mencimer