Moron millionaires mismanaging money.
Celebrities That Have Faced Penalties For Not Paying Their TaxesIt seems like almost weekly we see another celebrity get their pockets tapped by Uncle Sam. For the life of us we can't figure out why the folks with the most money are the least responsible with it, but apparently beef with the IRS is just par for the course in Hollyweird. Take a look at some of the most infamous tax-dodgers in celebrity history on the flip side.
Ja Rule Mr. Rule aka Jeffrey Atkins failed to pay taxes on $3 million worth of income from 2004-2006. For that, ol' uncle Sam threw Jeffrey in jail for a sentence to run concurrent with the 2 years he was already serving on a gun charge. Word on the street is that he will be home soon.
Martha Stewart Martha Stewart and her financial advisor were convicted of conspiracy for failing to accurately report income on the sale of company stock. She was sentenced to 5 months in prison, 5 months home confinement and forced to pay $220,000 in back taxes. That'll teach 'er.
Wesley Snipes Wesley, Wesley, Wesley. Smh. Wesley Snipes was convicted of failure to report his taxes evasion and sentenced to 3 years in prison in 2010. He must have thought that his Uncle Sam wouldn't notice the $13 million he earned shooting the "Blade" movie series.
Kevin Federline Britney Spears' ex-husband was is a bum. He owed a total of $56,615.39 in back taxes and couldn't pay. Maybe if he would have kept dancing and not eating he could have made some money to handle his business.
Lionel Richie Yes, they were looking for you Lionel. Unfortunately for you, they found you, and they want their $1.1 million that you owe them. If you give them any sass and backlip, they'll take your house. It's not a game.
Sammy Davis Jr. Sammy might have been one of the few celebs to actually "get away" with owing his Uncle a ridiculous amount of money and not have to pay! Davis passed away in 1990 from throat cancer while owing the IRS over $5 million. After his death there was an auction of his possessions held where $440,000 was made. Sounds scot-free to us.
Stephen Baldwin From 2008-2010 Stephen Baldwin did not file any taxes. It was estimated that he owed $350,000, Baldwin was arrested but never sentenced to jail time. Surprise, surprise.
Leona Helmsley "The Queen Of Mean" was sentenced to 16 years in prison after being convicted of over 200 counts of tax evasion. Luckily for her old a$$ the sentence was reduced to 18 months and a $7.1 million fine, Helmsley was released from prison in 1994.
Marc Anthony Although Uncle Sam had a beef with J.Lo's ex-husband Marc Anthony, the latin singer did not let it simmer as he quickly ponied up the $3.1 million that he owed and went about his business without arrest or jailtime. That's how you handle your business kids, and by "kids" we mean rappers and singers.
Ron Isley Even Mr. Bigg isn't immune to the ire of the IRS. A $303,411.43 tax lien and a conviction on evasion charges got the legendary singer 34 months in the whoscow. La-da-da-daaaa-da-daaaaa!
Dionne Warwick Whitney Houston's cousin is the most recent inductee into the celebrity tax evading hall of fame. She recently filed for bankruptcy as she currently owes $7 million in personal taxes and another $3 million in business taxes. Good luck sister, they might put you UNDER the jail!