Former AL House Employee Indicted on Tax Charges


By Alabama News Network


A former employee of the Alabama House has been indicted on charges he failed to file income tax returns and failed to pay taxes.


Attorney General Luther Strange says 41-year-old William Clay Covington was arrested Wednesday after surrendering to authorities at the Montgomery County Sheriff's office. House Clerk Jeff Woodard says Covington resigned last week as a House journal clerk.


The indictment charges Covington with failing to pay income taxes on more than $237,600 in wages from the state, and $277,000 on income from the VictoryLand Casino and the Jefferson County Race Track. Both facilities are owned by Milton McGregor.


Covington does not have a listed phone number. It was unclear if he had an attorney.


Woodard says Covington was making $43,339 a year from the Legislature.

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