Published December 18, 2012, 12:00 AM
Ex-cop’s tax-evasion fraud convictions reversed on appeal
The Minnesota Court of Appeals has reversed two convictions against a former Duluth police officer for willful failure to pay income taxes, but upheld his convictions for financially exploiting his late mother and for filing fraudulent tax returns.
Timothy Campbell also contested the trial court’s imposition of concurrent sentences for the two tax offenses, arguing that they were committed during a single behavioral incident. The state agreed and conceded that issue. The matter has been sent back to the trial court to vacate two convictions and issue a corrected sentence.