BENTON, Ark. — A suspended county judge facing disciplinary charges tied to tax evasion allegations has requested a hearing in front of the Arkansas Judicial Discipline & Disability Commission.

Arkansas Business reports the Arkansas Supreme Court temporarily suspended Saline County Circuit Judge Bobby McCallister after he was charged with four felony counts related to tax evasion.

Prosecutors say McCallister failed to pay or file taxes from 2012 to 2014 and in 2016.

In his filing, McCallister said he made a statement of not filing tax returns for “most years” since 1995 during a 2015 deposition. According to the filing, he denied that the statements “constitute an admission to tax evasion or other felony violations.”

McCallister faces up to six years in prison and an up to $10,000 fine on each count if convicted.


Information from: Arkansas Business, http://www.arkansasbusiness.com