How Did Chuck Berry Get Into Tax Trouble?

How Did Chuck Berry Get Into Tax Trouble?

How Did Chuck Berry Get Into Tax Trouble?

Rock and roll pioneer Chuck Berry served 120 days in prison during the late 1970s as a result of tax evasion chargers. This sentence also included a requirement that Berry complete 1,000 hours of community service, which he apparently took care of by performing concerts.

In June of 1979, just a day before Berry was due to appear at the court date for his tax evasion trial, he performed for President Jimmy Carter at the White House as part of a Black Music Association benefit. Berry, who was a bit notorious for his habit of evading taxes, ended up pleading guilty during his trial.