He explained that he killed in late May African American George Floyd in Minneapolis, USADerek Chauvin was accused on Wednesday of various tax crimes, including tax evasion.
Prosecutors charged Chauvin and his wife, Kellie, nine crimes related to this accusation.
They are responsible for not having declared 464,000 in joint income since 2014, including 95,000 that the former police officer earned overtime as a security officer. They are also accused of not having presented a declaration of taxes between 2016 and 2019.
In total, according to prosecutors, the Chauvin couple owes about $ 38,000 to the state of Minnesota between the evaded, interests and fines.
Chauvin, 46, he was arrested on May 29 after his dismissal from the Minneapolis Police for the murder days before Floyd, a death that sparked weeks of racial protests in the United States.
In Chauvin he accused himself of second degree murder and third degree murder for killing Floyd and a judge has posted a $ 1 million bond that he has not posted to get out of jail while awaiting trial.
That same day of his arrest, His wife Kellie, who works as a real estate agent, formally filed for a divorce.
About three other former police officers, Thomas Lane, Tou Thao and Alexander Kueng, charges for assisting and instigating murder on the second grade.
It was Chauvin, however, who with his knee suffocated Floyd pressing his neck for more than eight minutes in which the African American repeated more than 20 times that he could not breathe.
“Stop talking, stop screaming, it takes a lot of oxygen to speak, “Chauvin replied, at his pleas.
Floyd’s murder sparked a huge outbreak of protests and racial unrest Throughout the country for the recurring deaths of African American citizens at the hands of police in the United States.