Host of Tax Season Podcast Charged in Connection to Shooting



Podcasting has become very popular over the years, and many people point to the success of the Serial podcast as the reason why. Maybe it was only a matter of time before a podcaster was charged with a crime that could potentially become the focus of a future season of Serial. A podcast host has been charged in regards to a shooting that took place in New York City.

The Associated Press reported that Daryl Campbell (also known as Taxstone) has been charged on a federal weapons possession charge tied to the May 2016 shooting at Irving Plaza in Manhattan. Taxstone is the host of the Tax Season podcast.

NBC New York reported that rapper Roland Collins (also known as Troy Ave) and two others were wounded, and that Collins’ friend and bodyguard, Ronald McPhatter, was shot dead.

The shooting took place at the Irving Plaza concert venue shortly before the rapper T.I. was to preform. It does not appear that T.I. had anything to do with the shooting.  Reuters reported that federal prosecutors brought two weapons charges against Taxstone, but that Taxstone had not been charged with the killing itself.

Billboard reported that a judge placed Daryl Campbell on house arrest, meaning he is only allowed to leave his home to record his Tax Season podcast. Other work-related trips will require a judge’s approval. Billboard also reported that Campbell’s lawyer has appealed that ruling.