Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Notorious Tax Cheats

1- TY WARNER  Beanie Babies Billionaire  Deposited $80 million at USB AG in Zurich in 1996 and over the next 12 years evaded at least $5.6 million in taxes on $25 million earned from his secret Swiss stash.   2- WESLEY SNIPES  Action movie star  Prosecutors alleged that from 1999 through 2004 Snipes failed to file tax returns despite earning $38 million and also filed for $12 million in bogus refunds   3- AL CAPONE  Gangster  Multiple crimes from racketeering to murder.  Capone constantly thwarted prosecution attempts including allegations that he orchestrated the bloody St. Valentine's Day Massacre.  In 1931, Capone was indicted on 22 counts of tax evasion   4-  JOE AND TERESA GIUDICE  Reality TV  Both indicted on 41 counts of bank, mail and bankruptcy fraud from 2001 to 2008.  The couple submitted fake documents, including a phony W-2 for Teresa, to get millions in mortgages and other loans. They files for Chapter 7 bankruptcy in 2009, lying about their income and assets.  Joe, who ran a construction company, never filed a tax return from 2004 to 2008 while earning $1 million.   5- LEONA HELMSLEY  "Queen of Mean"  Boasted only the little people pay taxes.  Ran an empire that included managing the Empire State Building.  She evaded $1.2 million in taxes by billing Helmsley Businesses for personal expenses ranging from underwear to $3 million worth of renovations to her Connecticut mansion.  Her husband, Harry Helmsley, was found not mentally competent to stand trial.   6- PETE ROSE  Baseball Great  Pleaded guilty in 1990 to two charges of filing false income tax returns.  He failed to report gambling winnings as well as income from sales of autographs and sports memorabilia.    .

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