No Criminal Tax Charges Against Sharpton

Al Sharpton's tax woes will not land him in prison, according to Sharpton's lawyers.

Federal prosecutors have disbanded their criminal investigation into the financial dealings of the Rev. Al Sharpton and his Harlem civil rights group, the minister and his lawyers said Tuesday. Prosecutors concluded that Sharpton's substantial tax problems were better handled as a civil matter by the Internal Revenue Service rather than in criminal court, his lawyers said.

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    Apparently. . . (none / 0) (#1)
    by LarryInNYC on Tue Jul 22, 2008 at 04:52:11 PM EST
    they settled and Sharpton has already agreed to pay millions in back taxes.  They release from Sharpton's lawyers makes the outcome sound more favorable than I think it really is.

    Gee, wouldn't it be nice to owe millions in back taxes?

    Not if your name is Wesley Snipes. (none / 0) (#2)
    by oculus on Tue Jul 22, 2008 at 06:49:16 PM EST