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Posted at 11:59 AM ET, 06/21/2011

Tax charges for former Barry, Michael Jackson spokeswoman

A former spokeswoman to former D.C. Mayor Marion Barry and pop superstar Michael Jackson has been charged with failing to file or pay federal and D.C. taxes, according to court papers.

Court records show that Raymone Bain, a District resident and D.C-based public relations executive, is scheduled to plead guilty Tuesday morning in the District’s federal court to a charge of willfully failing to file federal and District tax returns in 2008.

Bain — who also has represented Serena Williams and Babyface — was a spokeswoman for Jackson and later became his business manager.

In 2009, she sued the King of Pop in federal court, alleging that he owed her millions of dollars for her work. Jackson died just a few weeks later, and her suit was dismissed by a federal judge in 2010, court records show.

Bain's attorney, Frederick D. Cooke Jr., could not be reached.

Bain was Barry’s press secretary during his fourth term as mayor in the 1990s. Her tax troubles are not related to those of her former boss, who was sentenced to probation in 2006 for failing to file federal and D.C. tax return after admitting he did not pay the bulk of taxes he owed on $500,000 he made from 1999 through 2004. Cooke was Barry’s lawyer in that case.

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