Pro Golfer Jim Thorpe Faces Prison After Failing to Pay Income Taxes
Thorpe, who won three times on the PGA tour and has had even greater success on the champions tour, pleaded gulilty to failing to pay over $2 million in income taxes.
He faces a maximum of 2 years in prison and a $4.1 million fine.
Income tax is one of the first things that professional athletes and entertainers must make sure is taken care of. Aside from tax evasion being against the law, their returns are very easily targeted by the IRS. Remember when Richard Hatch won Survivor and thought he could get away with not paying the taxes on his winnings?