Prominent attorney John Karoly pleads guilty to tax evasion

Full story: The Morning Call

HOW CASES ARE RESOLVED The deal settles most, but not all, charges: THE CASE: Karoly failed to report $5.2 million income in 2002, 2004 and 2005.
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No Bama

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#26
Jul 7, 2009
 
Now John can be in Obama's cabnet since he is a tax cheat!
leaveit

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#27
Jul 7, 2009
 
hahahahahhahahahahahhahaaha what a piece of crap
From Bethlehem

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#28
Jul 7, 2009
 
I can't help but wonder if all the complainers on here are cops that got a slapdown from Karoly?

I happen to think this is nothing but payback for the guy using his brain to defend people against the good ol' boy garbage that goes on in the Allentown area. With him gone who will keep the police in line? Hopefully, someone will take his place quickly... hear that NYC, we need another good lawyer.
cereal city

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#29
Jul 7, 2009
 
How comes they get to decide to drop the charges of filing a fake will???????
G7WelcomingCommi ttee

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#30
Jul 7, 2009
 
scumbag
Hank Hill

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#31
Jul 7, 2009
 
may he burn in H E L L for all eternity
Gary

Schnecksville, PA

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#32
Jul 7, 2009
 
No Bama wrote:
Now John can be in Obama's cabnet since he is a tax cheat!
Yes, that's a valuable asset for his resume.
He'd make a fine addition to obama's cabinet.
argh

Allentown, PA

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Jul 7, 2009
 
From Bethlehem wrote:
I can't help but wonder if all the complainers on here are cops that got a slapdown from Karoly?
I happen to think this is nothing but payback for the guy using his brain to defend people against the good ol' boy garbage that goes on in the Allentown area. With him gone who will keep the police in line? Hopefully, someone will take his place quickly... hear that NYC, we need another good lawyer.
If this case were merely "payback" as you claim, why would Karoly plead guilty?
Frontier Justice

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#34
Jul 7, 2009
 
George W wrote:
Haaaaaaa Haaaaaaaa..
Should be charged with prostitution as well for paying that w h o r e Heather Kovacs $$ and supporting her dumb **** for playing with his little pee pee.
She was a s l u t in high school and still is- blowing this fat loser for a Navigator??
Rot Johnny boy. And have fun with bubbas anaconda.
Problem is Johnny won't be anyone's bitch. He will be a hero to a church full of vermin. He can give free legal "guidance" to the biggest and baddest Bubbas and would be protected. And, unfortunately, he probably won't even go to a real tough prison. Minimum security, like Allenwood or some other country club with dorm style rooms most likely. He is not a violent criminal or an escape risk, so they won't take up the bed space in a tough place with him.
Justice

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#35
Jul 7, 2009
 
Evil individuals ALWAYS receive their dues.
Sparky

Jenkintown, PA

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#36
Jul 7, 2009
 
I wonder what the Karoly's mom and dad think of all of this.
Estuary

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#37
Jul 7, 2009
 
I'd like to hear comment on this one from the Karoly family
Average Joe

Emmaus, PA

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#38
Jul 7, 2009
 
Good bye Johnny boy. Better buy a lot of lube for your impending incarceration - I'm sure some of the boys will be happy to see you. How often will Heather come visit you?
I do feel horribly sorry for your wife for all that she has been through with your sorry butt.
EL Condor

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#39
Jul 7, 2009
 
hey Billy Mays called from beyond, he wants his midnight black beard dye back.
BBB

Allentown, PA

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#40
Jul 7, 2009
 
He's crooked, but a fighter and he's good in the courtroom and knows it. He never would have pled unless they had him cold. Which means (to me at least) that he was guilty as hell and this was more than an accounting mistake. He told his accountant not to declare the Hirko settlement as income as it was on appeal. You don't appeal a settlement. The case settled during the jury deliberations. He refurbished his kitchen in his house and his pool and wrote it off as law firm expenses. He tried to launder money through a CHURCH! This is deliberate fraud, and done on many occasions. Read the plea - remember - it's what both sides agreed to. It's likely closer to reality than anything else. Let's just pray he's disbarred and not simply suspended
Col Fury

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#41
Jul 7, 2009
 
Well well well... finally admission.. Where are all the POS's that supported this scumbag.. just goes to show how guilty his clients were as well.. too bad he couldnt save himself..
Col Fury

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#43
Jul 7, 2009
 
Frank wrote:
Here's a hearty F U to all the idiots who were claiming Karoly could stand a chance against the big dogs. The guy is a clown and never had a chance. As the morning call reported a few months ago, the man doesn`t seem to know much about the law and has made a lot of amateur mistakes as soon as he was under any scrutiny. In reality, he was just a crook who has been exposed as a clown.
Yes, the same can be said about every politician in Washington Today.. starting at the top.
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#44
Jul 7, 2009
 
Say what you want about John, but I was happy to learn that the charges were dropped against JP. I knew in the end John would give up the fight to save his son. As someone who has known him since he was a little kid and who babysat him and his brother, I can honestly tell you that somehow he turned out to be a good person. It was definitely his mother's influence.
Labron DeCruz

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#45
Jul 7, 2009
 
"we know that the Law is good, if one uses it lawfully...." 1 Timothy 1:18

John Karoly misused the law.
So it Goes

Allentown, PA

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#46
Jul 7, 2009
 
For all the negative reponses I could not have said it better. For the positive siders, take your head out ot the sand. Coome on, trying to steal from your dead brother and wife, really. Unfortunately he will not probably get what he deserves, which is to live the rest of his life destitute and poor. Here's to not having to read about him for the next five years. Should be 25yrs.

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