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Were ‘Real Housewives’ Stars Targeted For Prosecution Because Of Their Celebrity?

31 July 2013

Attorney Henry Klingeman claims that “Real Housewives of New Jersey” stars Teresa Giudice and Giuseppe “Joe” Giudice are being prosecuted because of their celebrity. Is he right?

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‘Real Housewives’ Stars Indicted On Bankruptcy, Fraud And Tax Charges

29 July 2013

Two of the stars of the Bravo television show “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” were charged today in a conspiracy to defraud lenders as well as allegedly hiding assets and income during a bankruptcy case. Teresa and Giuseppe Giudice were charged with 39 counts of various fraud charges; Giuseppe has been charged with tax evasion, as well.

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If It Ain’t About Money (Turns Out It Is): Rapper Fat Joe Headed To Prison For Failure To Pay Taxes

24 June 2013

Rapper Fat Joe will serve four months in prison this fall for failing to pay more than $1 million in federal income taxes. U.S. Magistrate Judge Cathy Waldor issued the sentence today in a Newark federal court, together with a fine of $15,000. It could have been much worse for the 42 year old rapper, […]

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Rocker Jack White Pays Tax Bill, Saves Historic Building

10 June 2013

Last week, things looked bleak for the world’s largest Masonic Temple. A significant amount of taxes was owed on the property and, according to the Detroit Free Press, it was in danger of falling into foreclosure. The building, the Detroit Masonic Temple, designed by architect George Mason, has been a part of the Motor City’s […]

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Donations Pour In For Oklahoma Relief Efforts, Including $1 Million From Carrie Underwood and Kevin Durant

30 May 2013

Just about a week after devastating tornadoes ripped through Oklahoma, relief is on its way – and it has big name stars written all over it. First up, Carrie Underwood donated one million dollars from the proceeds of her Blown Away tour, which wrapped last week. The money was donated to Red Cross. Underwood, who […]

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10 May 2013

Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi’s efforts to claw out of a series of legal quagmires suffered a serious setback this week when a Milan appeals court upheld his conviction on tax fraud charges. Berlusconi was convicted last year for his role in a tax fraud scheme involving a series of offshore companies. The companies […]

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Lauryn Hill Draws Prison Sentence For Tax Evasion

6 May 2013

In the end, simply paying the tax wasn’t enough. Despite assurances to the court today that her outstanding tax liabilities had been paid in their entirety, Lauryn Hill was slapped with a three month stint in prison for failing to file and pay taxes on time. The sentence was handed down by U.S. District Court […]

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Willie Nelson, Who Saved His Career And His House With The IRS Tapes, Turns 80

29 April 2013

Today – or maybe tomorrow, depending on who you ask – is the 80th birthday of country music legend Willie Nelson (he says today but his birth certificate says tomorrow). He’s been making music since 1956 and his songs are so ubiquitous that even folks who don’t like country music can name a few. And […]

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Ready Or Not: Lauryn Hill Sentencing For Tax Evasion Postponed

23 April 2013

As it turns out, it wasn’t Lauryn Hill’s final hour after all. The singer was set to be sentenced earlier this week for failing to pay back taxes but her sentencing has been postponed for two weeks in order to make restitution. Hill was initially charged with failing to file three years’ worth of tax […]

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As Many Celebrate 4/20, Feds Still Won’t Budge on Regulation and Taxation of Marijuana

20 April 2013

Today is April 20 or 4/20. If I get a blank stare with that proclamation, then you’re among the millions of Americans who are outside of counterculture. You see, 420 is famously (or infamously, depending on who you ask) associated with the celebration of marijuana. While there are dozens of theories about how the date […]

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