Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Still No Verdict in Castroneves Tax Case

From USA

Miami jurors got new instructions today as they deliberate the tax evasion case of Brazilian race car driver Helio Castroneves and two co-defendants.

U.S. District Judge Donald Graham on Wednesday provided new definitions for some complex areas of tax law. Jurors have issued three notes asking questions over four days of deliberations.

The two-time Indianapolis 500 winner, his sister-business manager Katiucia Castroneves and attorney Alan Miller face more than six years in prison if convicted of tax evasion and conspiracy charges. Prosecutors say they set up a Panamanian shell company to hide Castroneves' income. Defense attorneys say they are innocent.

The 33-year-old Castroneves also won TV's "Dancing With The Stars" competition in 2007.

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