• Apr 17, 2009
Helio Castrovenes has been acquitted of tax evasion and avoided a six-year jail sentence after a Miami jury deliberated on the case over six days. Castroneves, the two-time Indianapolis 500 winner and Dancing with the Stars alumni, was accused of six counts of tax evasion over the course of five years. Castroneves' sister and business manager, Katiucia Castroneves was also acquitted on her own tax evasion charges, along with one conspiracy count, and Helio's lawyer, Alan Miller, also avoided six years in prison when he was acquitted of a conspiracy count and three charges of tax evasion.

[Source: AP | Image: Darrell Ingham/Getty]


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      • 5 Years Ago
      Damon - "alumni" is plural. I sure hope there's only one of Helio Castroneves.
      • 5 Years Ago
      The best justice money can buy...

      But let some poor schlep sitting in the grandstands come up a few bucks short and off to jail he goes.
      • 5 Years Ago
      No idea if he was actually guilty or not.... Case seemed very wishy washy and kinda confusing. I'm glad he'll still be in the IRL.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Wow, doesn't sound like the Feds had much of a case.
      • 5 Years Ago
      testing
      • 5 Years Ago
      Bravo for Helio, now don't do it again.
      oablun
      • 5 Years Ago
      Congratulations Helio !