He is required to pay more than $140,000, plus interest and penalties.

A Connecticut civil rights lawyer was sentenced to three years of probation — the first six months of which must be served in home confinement — for failing to pay all of the federal income taxes he owed over several years.

William S. Palmieri, of Bethany, Connecticut, pleaded guilty to failure to pay income taxes.

According to court records, Palmieri reported, but did not pay, all the income taxes he owed, even though he had the ability to make greater tax payments.

The investigation also revealed that Palmieri used his attorney bank account to pay various personal expenses, including his home mortgage.

Palmieri is required to pay $141,474.53 in back taxes, and $86,234.47 in interest and penalties, totaling $227,709.

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