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Kennedy cousin lawyer heading to prison over taxes

An advocate who represented Kennedy accessory Michael Skakel in his annihilation balloon was bedevilled Wednesday to one year and one day in federal bastille for declining to pay about $400,000 in assets taxes.Michael "Mickey" Sherman, who has appeared frequently on civic television shows as a acknowledged analyst, had pleaded accusable in June to two abomination counts of adamant abortion to pay assets taxes. He accepted he could accept paid the taxes but spent the money on country club memberships and added abundant expenses.Sherman additionally was ordered to pay added than $320,000 in penalties and absorption as allotment of his sentencing Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Bridgeport.Messages larboard for Sherman and his aegis attorney, William Dow III, were not anon returned.Dow ahead had said that Sherman filed authentic allotment but bootless to pay the 2001 and 2002 taxes because he had "substantial claimed and ancestors obligations and was absorption on his practice," which included the high-profile Skakel case.