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The Biggest Celebrity IRS Audits

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29. Ron Mix
> Debt: $155,000

Ron Mix, a pro football offensive lineman and Hall of Fame member, pled guilty in 2016 to a Missouri tax fraud charge. He agreed to pay the IRS about $50,000 for one count of making false statements on a tax return.

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28. O.J. Simpson
> Debt: $180,000

O.J. Simpson, one of the greatest pro football running backs of all time, had developed a career in television and motion pictures after he retired – but he’s been in a lot of trouble since then. He was accused of the murder of his wife and her friend, but acquitted in a high-profile trial. In 2008, he was sentenced to 33 years in prison for the robbery and kidnapping of a sports-memorabilia salesman. Simpson had not paid any taxes since 2007 according to the IRS, and owed almost $180,000.

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27. AI Capone
> Debt: $215,000

Gangster Al Capone ran an incredibly profitable bootlegging business during Prohibition that made him a fortune, income that was not reported to the IRS. While he was never convicted of murder or other heinous crimes for which he was responsible, the most famous tax evader in American history received a sentence of 11 years in jail in 1931 for his tax evasion..

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26. Martha Stewart
> Debt: $222,000

Daytime TV host and lifestyle maven Martha Stewart failed to pay $220,000 in taxes on an estate she owned, arguing that she wasn’t there enough, so she shouldn’t pay the tax. The IRS decided that was not a good thing and she eventually paid the amount in 2002.

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25. Lindsay Lohan
> Debt: $234,000

After a promising start to her acting career, Lindsey Lohan has encountered all manner of personal problems. Tax evasion is one of them. Lohan was hit by Uncle Sam with a tax lien on her 2010 income taxes in February 2012, one month after documents showed she also failed to file in 2009.

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