The May 2013 issue of Bluff magazine had this photo of World Series of Poker (Main Event) winner Jerry Yang. His bracelet and watch that he won have been seized by the IRS because he has multiple tax liens. The largest was for $571,894.54.
After the news broke, he spoke to Fifth Street Radio:
"I'm not going to blame anybody but myself, but I encountered people that (sic) I thought I could trust and would give me good advice, but unfortunately some of the people that (sic) I hired or got on my team were advising me the wrong way."
Surely their advice wasn't not to pay your taxes, was it Jerry? Notice how he says he isn't going to blame anybody, then he immediately does.
"So I did make some mistakes, and what made the matter worse was that in April of 2008, when it was time to pay the federal tax, there was a financial crisis with the Bank of America, and that's where I put my money in. Unfortunately, all my funds were locked away, were frozen if you will, and so I wasn't able to pay my federal taxes on time."
Well, that was 2008. It seems he could have "unlocked" his funds by now and paid what he owed (plus any penalties), right?