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George Floyd’s killer, an officer, enters a guilty plea in a tax case

Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer who killed George Floyd, has pleaded guilty to three counts of filing false tax returns.

Chauvin, who was convicted of second-degree murder, third-degree murder, and second-degree manslaughter in the death of Floyd last year, entered the plea Wednesday in Hennepin County court.

The false tax returns charge related to under-reporting his income in 2014, 2015 and 2016. Officials say he failed to report a total of $464,433 in gross income during those years, resulting in an underpayment of $21,843 in taxes.

Chauvin faces up to three years in prison and a fine of up to $75,000. He will be sentenced in the tax case at a later date.