Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, charged with murder in the death of George Floyd, has also been charged with tax crimes.
According to Evening Standard, Derek Chauvin and his wife, Kellie May Chauvin has been involved in multiple felony counts of tax evasion.
Derek, and his wife, Kellie May Chauvin, were each charged in Washington County with six counts of filing false or fraudulent tax returns for the tax years 2014 through 2019.
More so, they were also charged with three counts of failing to file tax returns for 2016, 2017 and 2018.
On the event that led to his murder charges, Chauvin, who is white, pressed his knee against the neck of Mr Floyd, a black man who died after he was handcuffed and pleaded for air for eight minutes, on May 25, 2020.
Chauvin and three other officers who were at the scene were fired. He was also charged with second-degree murder, third-degree murder and manslaughter.
Meanwhile, in another development, Kellie Chauvin, who filed for divorce after Mr Floyd’s death, is not in custody, while Chauvin is in custody on the charges in the case of Mr Floyd’s killing.
So far, Washington County lawyer Pete Orput said the investigation into the Chauvins started in June by the Minnesota Department of Revenue and Oakdale Police Department.