Derek Chauvin’s ex-wife will spend 20 days in jail and pay over $38,000 in fines and fees for evading paying taxes for six years, court documents from Washington County, Minnesota, reviewed by Insider show.
According to the court documents, a judge ordered Kellie Chauvin to spend 20 days in jail and pay $37,868 in restitution fees and $137 in additional fines and fees on Friday.
Kellie Chauvin was charged in 2020 with six felony counts of filing false or fraudulent tax returns and three felony counts of failing to file a tax return for instances stretching from 2014 to 2019.
Prosecutors alleged in a criminal complaint that Derek and Kellie Chauvin did not file income tax returns in 2016, 2017, or 2018. Prosecutors alleged that tax return files for 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019 did not report Derek Chauvin’s off-duty security work for the Minneapolis Police Department or Kellie Chauvin’s photography business. A 2014 tax return was filed late, and a 2015 tax return was filed in a “timely” manner, prosecutors alleged.