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The federal investigation into Vince Gray‘s 2010 mayoral run has resulted in charges against another campaign worker—-but don’t expect Jeff Thompson-level revelations from this case. A grand jury today charged former Gray campaign heavy (and almost-chief of staff) Reuben Charles with failing to file tax returns.
Charles, an ambitious Guyana-born venture capitalist, nearly landed a top job in the Gray administration before reports on more than $500,000 in debts left over from his time in the Midwest—-including more than $230,000 in unpaid state taxes—-knocked him out of contention.
Now, the feds say Charles owes them, too. In an indictment, Charles is accused of failing to file his tax returns for 2010 and 2011. It’s allegedly not the first time Charles has left the tax man waiting, either—-the indictment says he didn’t file tax returns from 2003 through 2006.
The indictment for Charles, who dabbles in acting, represents the latest in a series of not-so-scandalous Gray-related charges from the U.S. Attorney’s Office. In August, Gray staffer Stephanie Reich pleaded guilty for receiving unemployment benefits while receiving money from Gray’s campaign.
Charles faces a maximum year in prison on each misdemeanor tax charge.
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