Councilman Palermo: 'I will not resign'

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OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) -- A day after he pled guilty to not filing taxes for three years, Omaha City Councilman Vincent Palermo said he wasn't going anywhere.

Vinny Palermo, who pled guilty Monday to not paying taxes in 2012-2014, took a couple questions from 6 News on Tuesday ahead of the City Council meeting. Palermo, who represents Omaha's Fourth District, said Tuesday he would not resign his seat on the City Council. (WOWT)

"I will not resign," he said.

Palermo pleaded guilty to three counts of willful failure to file income tax returns for 2012, 2013, and 2014 tax years. He received a gross income of about $145,434, $220,400, and $129,612 for those years, according to a release from the U.S. Attorney’s office.

When asked whether his constituents deserved an explanation, Palermo referred 6 News to his attorney.

"It's an administrative matter," he said, "so I'll refer any questions to my attorney, Mr. Davis."

Palermo represents Omaha's Fourth District.


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