TV’s ‘Screech’ In More Hot Water – This Time It’s Taxes
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Former "Saved by the Bell" star Dustin Diamond owes the state of Wisconsin nearly $94,000 in back taxes.
The state Department of Revenue website for delinquent taxpayers shows that Diamond owes $93,768.
Diamond, who played Screech on the popular 1990s television show, was convicted last year in Wisconsin on charges he stabbed a man during a bar brawl on Christmas 2014. He was sentenced to 120 days in jail and released on probation in April.
Diamond was arrested May 25 and jailed two days for violating his probation order. State records show he had tested positive for the painkiller oxycodone, which Diamond told his probation officer he was taking for a toothache.
Diamond's delinquent tax bill was first reported Wednesday by WTMJ-TV.