Sep 5, 2006

Mr. Biggs thrown in the big house

Ronald Isley of the Isley Brothers, has been sentenced to three years and one month (couldn't they just have rounded down?) in prison for tax evasion. I wonder if R. Kelly will be inspired to do a Ron Isley-inspired hip-hopera about Isley's ordeal:
Isley, lead singer of The Isley Brothers, avoided paying taxes numerous times in the past three decades and declared bankruptcy after the IRS seized his yacht, cars and other property in 1997.

He was discharged from bankruptcy four years later, but then did not file tax returns for the years 1997 to 2001 and in 2002 did not sign his return and failed to pay all taxes due.

Like I've said before, pimpin' ain't easy, yo.

(Photo credit: Philadelphia Citypaper.)


seamus said...

You gotta wonder about athletes and entertainers who make millions and file for bankruptcy or fail to pay taxes. Pimpin' ain't easy, but financial management is a bitch.

Laurie said...

I can't come to your blog without laughing.

This reminds me of Toni Braxton's shit back in the day. You remember Oprah bailing her out of bankruptcy? Because living off of $5 million a year is hard, Mags. How do we do it for a mere $20 thousand a year? Celebrities suck.