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Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas Failed To Report Wife's Income, Watchdog Says

First Posted: 01/23/11 02:01 AM ET Updated: 05/25/11 07:25 PM ET

Clarence Virginia Thomas

Reporting from Washington --

Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas failed to report his wife's income from a conservative think tank on financial disclosure forms for at least five years, the watchdog group Common Cause said Friday.

Between 2003 and 2007, Virginia Thomas, a longtime conservative activist, earned $686,589 from the Heritage Foundation, according to a Common Cause review of the foundation's IRS records. Thomas failed to note the income in his Supreme Court financial disclosure forms for those years, instead checking a box labeled "none" where "spousal noninvestment income" would be disclosed.

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