David Allen Coe Convicted Of Tax Evasion


CINCINNATI, OH (CelebrityAccess) — David Allen Coe, one of the more controversial members of the Outlaw Country scene, has been hit with a three year probation sentence for tax evasion. As well, the court ordered Coe to pay almost $1 million in back taxes to the IRS.

Federal prosecutors alleged that Coe did not pay taxes, or in some cases, even file an income tax statement on income earned from touring between 2008 to 2013, according to Rolling Stone.

Coe, who is known for country hits such as "Longhaired Redneck," "Willie, Waylon and Me," and "You Never Even Called Me By My Name," has had numerous run-ins with the criminal justice system in the past and spent a significant portion of his young life in various correctional facilities before finally launching a successful music career in 1970 with his debut album Penitentiary Blues.