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Law Prof. Sentenced For Failing To File Tax Returns

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ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – A Hamline University law professor has been placed on probation for two years for failing to file state tax returns for 2004 through 2007.

Ramsey County Judge Salvador Rosas also sentenced 48-year-old Robin Magee of St. Paul on Friday to 80 hours of community service and a $300 fine.

Magee originally faced felony charges, which were dropped when prosecutors determined she did not purposely try to avoid paying her taxes. A jury convicted her of gross misdemeanors.

Magee told investigators she did not understand tax law.

In a statement, Hamline says Magee’s actions are contrary to the values of its law school. The school says Magee is currently a tenured faculty member at Hamline but has not taught classes there since the fall of 2009.

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