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Helio Speeds Past Tax Evasion Charges

4/17/2009 3:07 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Hello CastronevesA Federal jury has acquitted Indy race car champ Helio Castroneves on tax evasion charges.

The jury was hung on the one count of conspiracy. The judge declared a mistrial on that count, and prosecutors say they're reviewing whether to re-try Helio on that charge.

Helio was prosecuted for allegedly not paying taxes on several million dollars.

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1.

wow    

NOW THAT"S WHAT I CALL ONE LUCKY TACO EATING MEXICAN

2023 days ago
2.

Di from Wisconsin    

Good

2023 days ago
3.

Norm    

He is not Mexican Dill Weed

2023 days ago
4.

Capt Jack    

He must have Marion Barry's tax lawyers. Barry has not paid taxes, he thinks he is above the law.

2023 days ago
5.

bella    

Yea #1(you sweet-water corn bread eating mother f*#ker) Im so proud of Helio.. He is to good of a person to go to prison...

2023 days ago
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OffTrackVetting    

Our own politicians and Federal appointess don't pay their proper taxes but they weren't arrested or put on trial. Geitner and Rangel just paid the back taxes and didn't even have to pay any penalties. Helio should sue the IRS for discrimination.

2023 days ago
7.

who dat    

Does anyone believe that celebrities EVER get convicted of anything. Face it, there is two judicial systems in this country. One for the rich & famous & the other for the rest. You and I would have been convicted withe the exact same evidence.

2023 days ago
8.

just gimme 5 minutes    

OMG!!!! I thought that was Mel Gibson...that's uncanny!

2023 days ago
9.

patsy    

i'm really happy for him; i loved him on DWTS and missed him here in St Pete on the NASCAR circuit. he has so much more personality than drippy chuck wicks; julianne hough shoulda picked the racecar driver.

2023 days ago
10.

mm    

#14 Helio runs IndyCar not NASCAR.

2022 days ago

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