Former Skakel Lawyer Heading to Prison Over Taxes

Celebrity attorney Michael "Mickey" Sherman will spend one year and one day in federal prison for failing to pay his taxes.

Sherman was sentenced on Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Bridgeport, where he was also ordered to pay $320,000 in penalties and interest. He must report to prison March 16.

Sherman pleaded guilty in June to willingly failing to pay about $420,000 in taxes for 2001 and 2002 while spending money instead on lavish expenses.

Sherman represented Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel when Skakel was convicted in 2002 of killing a teenage neighbor in Greenwich in 1975. He has also appeared frequently on national television shows as a legal analyst.

A message the Associated Press left for Sherman's attorney was not immediately returned.

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