May 4, 1989 |
The owner of a Buena Park company that specializes in baseball memorabilia shows has been subpoenaed to testify before a federal grand jury in Cincinnati that is investigating Reds Manager Pete Rose for possible tax evasion. Randy Thyberg, owner of Thyberg Sports Marketing Co., has been subpoenaed, Kevin Mann, Thyberg Sports' director of promotions, told the Associated Press Wednesday. Mann said Thyberg did not testify Wednesday. A source, who asked not to be identified, said the grand jury is looking into whether Rose reported sales of his sports memorabilia on his tax returns, and whether he correctly reported earnings from gambling.
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February 13, 1990 |
Reuben Sturman, described in a 1986 presidential report as the world's largest distributor of pornography, was sentenced Monday to 10 years in prison and fined $2.46 million for tax evasion. Sturman, 65, who has a 5,610-square-foot Tudor-style house in Van Nuys and owns another residence in the Cleveland area, was convicted Nov. 17 in U.S. District Court of failing to report $2.7 million in income from 1978 to 1982. U.S.
April 25, 1988 |
Leona and Harry Helmsley emerged from a silver stretch limousine under slate-gray skies a little more than a week ago to be fingerprinted, photographed, booked and arraigned among drug dealers and thieves in the Manhattan criminal courthouse. Clad in a fire-truck-red coat-dress with blue velvet lapels, Leona Helmsley held her head high, linked arms with her husband and smiled at the mass of reporters outside the courthouse. Asked for comment, they replied only, "Good morning."
March 1, 2013 |
Pop-rapper Ja Rule had quite a streak of radio hits and Grammy nods in the early 2000s. Now he's nearing the end of a different streak - his legal woes. The 36-year-old, born Jeffrey Atkins, had been in a New York state prison on illegal-gun-possession charges, serving the better part of a two-year sentence. Upon his release, he promptly went back into a New York City clink to finish a sentence resulting from tax evasion charges. The charges stemmed from a period between 2004 and 2006 when the singer failed to pay taxes on more than $3 million in income, resulting in a bill of just more than $1 million dollars.
June 19, 2013 |
A court in Milan, Italy, has found fashion designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana guilty of tax evasion charges, along with five of their coworkers, Women's Wear Daily reports. The trial began Dec. 3, following investigations that began in 2008. The designers were found guilty of failing to declare $268 million of income to authorities that was generated through their Luxembourg-based holding company, Gado Srl, according to the WWD report (subscription required). In addition to sentences of one year and eight months in jail, which were suspended, the designers were ordered to pay a penalty of about $670,000 to tax authorities.
January 2, 2014 |
H. Ty Warner, the billionaire creator of the popular Beanie Babies toys, is urging a federal judge to sentence him to probation for tax evasion. The 69-year-old tycoon pleaded guilty to a single count of felony tax evasion in October, acknowledging that he failed to report millions of dollars of interest income from a secret Swiss bank account from 1999 to 2007. Warner was on a list of 285 names that Swiss banking giant UBS gave to the Justice Department in 2009 in an attempt to mitigate its own criminal liability in a massive U.S. crackdown on offshore tax evasion.