Tax dodgers: evasive action

Tourism industry magnate Leona Helmsley isn't the only one who believes that "only little people pay taxes." A look at some of the (in)famous tax evaders who got caught.

In January, Beanie Babies entrepreneur Ty Warner was convicted in a Chicago court of not reporting more than US$24 million in income and paid US$67 million in back taxes and penalties. Hotel magnate Leona Helmsley famously said, "We don't pay taxes. Only the little people pay taxes." Before being jailed for tax evasion in 1989. Here are a few others who heard the call, but failed to declare.

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Steve Brearton


Steve Brearton is a freelance writer in Toronto.

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