MILWAUKEE — The actor who played Screech in the '90s television show Saved by the Bell owes the state of Wisconsin more than $90,000 in back taxes.
Dustin Diamond, 39, has had tax troubles for several years in Wisconsin including delinquent tax warrants filed in 2009 and 2011 as well as a mortgage foreclosure filed in 2010 which was later dropped.
This week, Diamond’s name showed up on the state’s list of taxpayers who have repeatedly ignored notices and letters to pay their taxes. According to the Wisconsin Department of Revenue, Diamond, who lives in Port Washington, owes $93,768.43 in back taxes.
The notice is the latest in a string of run-ins with the state.
Diamond was convicted in May 2015 of two misdemeanors — he was cleared of a felony charge of second-degree recklessly endangering safety — in the stabbing of a man during a fight. He and his fiancée were ordered to pay about $1,500 in restitution to the man he stabbed in the bar fight on Christmas 2014 at the Grand Avenue Saloon in Port Washington.
Diamond was sentenced to 120 days in jail and 15 months of probation in Ozaukee County, Wis., and was released a month early for taking a cleaning job in the jail. But he was arrested May 25 and jailed again in Ozaukee County for what corrections officials described as a probation violation after a urine test was positive for oxycodone.
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