9 Rich People Who’ve Been Busted for Tax Evasion

Celebrities and the Richest of the Rich are infamous for getting into all kinds of trouble for bending or breaking laws. Some of the more serious problems come when rich people “forget” to pay taxes on the millions, or even billions, they’ve earned over the year. Here’s a list of a few people that hid millions away from the IRS and got caught.

Martha Stewart

Most people know Martha Stewart as the queen of early home and garden television — she made millions off her TV shows, magazine, and endorsement deals of products ranging from cookware to scrapbooks. Her most famous brush with the law was a 2004 conviction for insider trading, which resulted in a 5-month stint in prison (she was sent to FCI Danbury, the real-life inspiration for Orange is the New Black’s Litchfield Penitentiary). However, many people don’t know that she also racked up $220,000 in back taxes on a house that she claims she didn’t know she had to pay for.

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