Helio Castroneves Indicted in Federal Tax Case

Oct 03rd, 2008

Helio Castroneves, one of the highly esteemed stars of, Dancing with the Stars, has just been accused of siphoning millions of dollars in income to a Panamanian shell company. Looks like he better get off his ass and dance out the door, fast.

Castroneves, who charmed judges and the audience with his enthusiasm and infectious smile, is accused by a federal grand jury of siphoning millions of dollars in income to a Panamanian shell company from 1999 to 2004.

The 33-year-old Brazilian-born professional race car driver is expected to appear in a Miami court on Friday to face charges of conspiracy and tax evasion. If convicted of all charges, he faces a maximum penalty of 35 years in prison. (source)

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