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"Why Organized Crime Bosses Get Arrested for Tax Evasion"

By Christopher Coble, Esq. on December 05, 2017

By now most people are familiar with quite possibly the most famous person to ever be convicted of tax evasion, Al Capone.
Capone was a Chicago mob boss during Prohibition who, despite ordering the deaths of dozens, was sentenced to just eleven years in prison on federal income tax evasion charges in 1931.

Slightly less well-known is Salvatore "Sallie" Demeo, described by the New York Post as a "Genovese soldier" and charged with tax evasion related to real estate deals. So why is it that so many mobsters or organized crime leaders are charged with tax evasion?

Mafioso Misrepresentation

It could be the nature of the business.

Since most mobsters' gains are ill-gotten, they are rarely eager to report those gains to the IRS. Such was the case in Capone's prosecution, as federal agents noticed that gangsters were living lavish lifestyles without filing income tax returns.

In 1927, the Supreme Court ruled that illegally earned income was subject to income tax, and tax evasion prosecutions of criminals soon followed.

Ironically, Capone was also convicted using evidence provided by his own attempts to comply with tax laws.
After his brother Ralph went to jail for tax evasion in 1930, Capone asked his lawyer to make sure his tax obligations were paid.
During negotiations with federal authorities,
Capone's attorney conceded the mobster had sizeable income for 1928 and 1929 on which he had paid zero in taxes.

Those admissions, along with extensive evidence regarding Capone's spending habits, were central to proving his untaxed income.

Follow the Mob Money

11/15/1969 "500,000+ protesters march in DC, Anti-Vietnam War Moratorium"

Curious if we have any DUers who were at that massive protest.
I see 100,000 Belarusians marching again on the 50th day of protesting their govt, & thought of the size of the one in 1969 on Penns Ave in DC.

More 60's protests against the direction our gov't was leading our country:

100,000 march in Belarus capital on 50th day of protests


Slide show. Pics of the 50th day of protests

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — About 100,000 demonstrators marched in the Belarusian capital calling for the authoritarian president’s ouster, some wearing cardboard crowns to ridicule him, on Sunday as the protests that have rocked the country marked their 50th consecutive day.

Protests also took place in nine other cities, underlining the wide extent of dismay and anger with President Alexander Lukashenko
, who has stifled opposition and independent news media during 26 years in power.

The protest wave began after the Aug. 9 presidential election that officials said gave Lukashenko a sixth term in office with a crushing 80% of the vote. The opposition and some poll workers say the results were manipulated.


From The Rick Wilson / "Ann Richards describing Rush Limbaugh" 😅


EDIT: FINAL SCORE Double OT: Dallas Stars--3 / TBay-- 2

Stanley Cup
Dallas Stars player Perry scores 1st goal of the night.

This game is intense!

Edit for final score

Perry’s double OT Game 5 goal keeps Stars alive vs. Lightning in Stanley Cup Final

After Corey Perry and Tyler Seguin narrowly avoided an offside, Perry cashed in for his second goal of Game 5, and the double-OT-winner. The Stars live to see another day in large part thanks to veterans like Perry and Pavelski.

Nevada Latinos for Biden/Harris / Horseback Parade



*Beats a sinking boat!

Kudos CA & Gov Newsom! "California passes first-in-nation plastics recycling law"


California passes first-in-nation plastics recycling law

In a move aimed at reducing huge amounts of plastic litter in the ocean and on land, California Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed a first-in-the-nation law requiring plastic beverage containers to contain an increasing amount of recycled material.

Under it, companies that produce everything from sports drinks to soda to bottled water must use 15% recycled plastic in their bottles by 2022, 25% recycled plastic by 2025, and 50% recycled plastic by 2030.

Supporters of the new law say it will help increase demand for recycled plastic, curb litter in waterways and along roads, and reduce consumption of oil and gas, which are used to manufacture new plastics.

This is the most ambitious, aggressive recycled plastics content law in the world,” said Mark Murray, executive director of Californians Against Waste, a Sacramento-based environmental group.

Half the plastic that has ever existed on Earth was made in the last 13 years. Only 9% of the plastic sold every year in the United States is recycled.
Up to 13 million metric tons of it ends up in the world’s oceans each year — the equivalent of a garbage truck-full being dumped into the sea every minute — where it kills fish, birds, sea turtles, whales and dolphins that eat it or become entangled by it.

Plastic lasts for hundreds of years. Making it consumes large amounts of petroleum products, which contributes to climate change. And at the current rate, one recent study found there will be more plastic by weight in the ocean in 2050 than fish, most of it broken into trillions of tiny pieces of toxic confetti.

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President Obama names his 2nd wave of endorsements. 💙 Thank You Mr (still-my) President


The endorsements of the Most Admired Man in the World.


Progressive Tim Canova won't vote for Biden, supports President Trump's policies



Canova, who ran for congress twice against Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D), told us that there was no chance that he would support Biden’s candidacy while praising President Donald Trump for putting forth a foreign policy that has lead to two historic Middle East peace deals, and for his trade deals like the renegotiating of the North Atlantic Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).


It is journalistic malpractice to call individuals like this progressive. They aren't.

They're populists. It's grievance politics above all else.

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