Taxes Scandals

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Displaying 12 Scandals
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  • Herschel Walker [2022 GOP GA Senator Nominee]
    Claimed a $1,500 homestead tax exemption meant for people who claim Texas their "principal residence" while he was running for a Senate seat in Georgia at the exact same time
    23 Nov 2022
    According to publicly available tax documents obtained by CNN
  • CFO Allen Weisselberg [R-NY]
    Unlawfully evaded paying almost $2 million in taxes over a fifteen-year period on items including rent, luxury cars and private school tuition for his grandchildren
    May 2021
    He pled guilty to all charges and testified against the Trump Organization before being sentenced to five months in jail
  • Roger Stone
    Failed to pay roughly $400,000 in taxes and penalties he owed on his 2017 tax bill
    16 Apr 2021
    According to a civil lawsuit filed by federal officials
  • Roger Stone
    Illegally sheltered hundreds of thousands of dollars in a trust and a company he owned in order to avoid paying $205,410 in back taxes he and his wife owed to the IRS
    16 Apr 2021
    According to a civil lawsuit filed by federal officials
  • GOP County Chair George Gilmore [R-NJ]
    Cashed out over $570,000 from a $1.5 million mortgage loan he was able to refinance by lying to his bank about outstanding tax liabilities and illegally diverted his employees' payroll taxes to his personal accounts in order to maintain a lavish lifestyle and pay down his own tax obligations
    22 Feb 2020
    He was found guilty and sentenced to one year in federal prison but was pardoned by Trump before he began serving his sentence
  • State Sen. Jeremy Hutchinson [R-AR]
    Illegally spent over $100,000 in campaign contributions on personal expenses and then tried to cover it up by filing numerous false tax returns
    25 Jun 2019
    He pleaded guilty to tax and wire fraud and was sentenced to 46 months in prison and ordered to pay over $350,000 in fines
  • Illegally paid adult film star Stormy Daniels $130,000 in hush money to keep her from going public about an extramarital affair they had by directing his personal lawyer Michael Cohen to pay her off and agreeing to reimburse him in monthly installments one month before the 2016 election in violation of campaign-finance laws
    09 Nov 2018
    According to an exclusive report by The Wall Street Journal
  • Violated campaign-finance laws by paying former Playboy Playmate of the Year Karen McDougal $150,000 in hush money to keep her from going public about an extramarital affair they had by orchestrating a convoluted payment scheme involving his lawyer Michael Cohen and the tabloid National Enquirer a week and a half before the 2016 election
    04 Nov 2016
    According to an exclusive report by The Wall Street Journal
  • Mayor Drew Hastings [R-OH]
    Listed a fake address on his declaration of candidacy forms and illegally claimed a city refund of $500 on a vacant building he owned and altered official documents related to the refund
    12 Jul 2016
    According to charging documents filed by local police
  • Rep. Rick Renzi [R-AZ]
    Strongarmed leaders of a copper mining company into purchasing a large tract of land from a business associate who owed him money in exchange for him sponsoring legislation that would be favorable to the company, even once explicitly telling those involved "no Sandlin Property, no bill," then failed to pay taxes on the $733,000 he received from the sale once the deal went through
    22 Feb 2008
    According to charging documents filed by federal officials
  • Commissioner Bernard Kerik [R-NY]
    Accepted $255,000 worth of lavish home renovations and over $236,000 in rental payments from billionaire business developer Eitan Wertheimer in exchange for using his position as NYPD Commissioner to lobby on Wertheimer's behalf with city officials, failed to report the additional income on his federal taxes and lied to federal investigators when confronted about it
    09 Nov 2007
    He pleaded guilty to tax fraud and was sentenced to 4 years in prison
  • Gov. John Rowland [R-CT]
    Accepted free vacations and construction services at his vacation home valued at $107,000 in exchange for directing state contracts to a prominent businessman and also failed to report the income on his taxes
    23 Dec 2004
    According to charging documents filed by federal prosecutors