May 25, 2010 8:55 AM by Sharlee Jacobs
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - Jury selection continues in former state
Sen. Charles Jones' federal tax evasion trial.
The process began May 10 in Monroe, but U.S. District Judge
Robbie James granted a motion to move the trial the next day.
In January 2008, a federal grand jury indicted Jones, of Monroe,
on two counts of filing false tax returns and one count of tax
evasion. The government has accused Jones of failing to pay at
least $190,000 in taxes.
If convicted, he faces up to three years in prison and a
$100,000 fine on each of the first two counts and up to five years
and a $100,000 fine on the tax evasion charge.