Two St. Louis music producers guilty in tax case -

Two St. Louis music producers guilty in tax case

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Two St. Louis-area business partners who have written and produced songs for stars ranging from Nelly to Madonna to Britney Spears have pleaded guilty to failing to file income tax returns.

Shamar Daugherty of St. Charles pleaded guilty to three counts on Wednesday. His partner, Alonzo Lee of Lake St. Louis, pleaded guilty to two counts on June 30. The U.S. Attorney's office announced the pleas Wednesday.

Federal prosecutors say Daugherty and Lee had gross income of more than $4.8 million for the tax years 2003 through 2005 alone, but filed no tax returns. As part of their pleas, both will be required to file delinquent returns through 2009.

Neither man had a listed phone number, and there was no listing for their partnership, Trak Starz.

Sentencing is scheduled Sept. 30 for Lee and Nov. 5 for Daugherty.

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