Wednesday, March 04, 2009

IRS Targeting All Dancing Race Car Drivers?


SFL here -- David is still busy doing something involving the 6th Amendment and government lawyers who tape attorney-client conversations and forget to tell anybody about it.

So let's get on to the important stuff.

The "target" theme appears to be what Roy Black is running with in the Helio trial, according to this Herald report:

But the defense team countered the prosecution's case was fueled by the IRS' drive to target the 33-year-old celebrity.

''They have come up with a fiction,'' Castroneves' attorney, Roy Black, said in his opening statement, saying his client's tax obligation was legitimately deferred until May.

''When he won Dancing with the Stars [in 2007], that made him an even bigger target to the IRS,'' Black said.

Very interesting.

All I know is if 2008 winner Brooke Burke takes up racing, she darn well better have her taxes in order.

20 comments:

Anonymous said...

Nice work, SFL.

Anonymous said...

can we start a poll?

As a result of Sean Cronin's ethical violation will he be:

1. Reprimanded
2. Disbarred
3. Promoted
4. Our next US Attorney

Anonymous said...

Don't be so quick to cook Cronin's goose. At this point nobody knows what the agent told him...the agent has been shown to be a liar. There is no reason to think he did not lie to Cronin too, or about what Cronin told him.

Cronin is an aggressive prosecutor who has not won any friends in the defense bar, but a liar, he has not been shown to be...I hope it remains that way.

Anonymous said...

Nice Yoda. May the force be with you.

Anonymous said...

Who said anything about Cronin being a liar. My understanding is that there is a process by which line prosecutors are permitted to take out their personal animosity against defense lawyers who they believe may have done something wrong, and that process is like the process for everything else - GET APPROVAL.

val said...

You know, you could have used Krist Yamagucci as your example, but you clearly wanted an excuse to post a picture of Brooke Burke.

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Anonymous said...

what ever happened to personnal attacts David!

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South Florida Lawyers said...

11:42 -- you know me too well!

1:30, I agree. But nuking comments (with rare exception) is David's call.

Personally, I would prefer as lawyers if we went the self-policing route, and to me 1:33 lays out the case pretty fairly.

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Anonymous said...

"Roy Black will eat Matt's lunch."

Nice one 4:56 PM ... That was truly hilarious! Best comment (and probably the most accurate) I've read so far.

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David Oscar Markus said...

Come on people. Help me out here and write responsible comments. I am in trial, so it's hard for me to keep up with some of you anonymous meanies.

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Anonymous said...

kudos markus for the super hot brooke burke photo. please more photos of chicks with porn bodies and less law stuff