Celebrity Tax Troubles

By Brent Murray - 2013-06-20T17:23:09Z

Photograph by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage

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Leona Helmsley

One of the most famous tax evaders of them all, formidable hotelier Leona Helmsley reportedly quipped, "Only the little people pay taxes." Then came a big bill. In 1992, she was ordered to pay $1.7 million in back taxes, fined $7.1 million and sentenced to 16 years in prison and 900 hours of community service. She served 19 months.  

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