Jury in Miami-Dade County deliberates...

Jury in Miami-Dade County deliberates Helio Castroneves case

There are 4 comments on the South Florida Sun-Sentinel story from Apr 10, 2009, titled Jury in Miami-Dade County deliberates Helio Castroneves case. In it, South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports that:

Jurors began deliberating Friday on tax evasion charges against race car driver Helio Castroneves and two advisers after prosecutors said in closing arguments that the driver enjoyed ample wealth but defrauded the government to get more.

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Ocoee, FL

#1 Apr 11, 2009
The jury needs to come back with a not guilty so these people can get back to there lives,they didn't cheat anyone,there being cheated by the goverment,they never recived the money and when they do they will pay the taxes,thats the bottom line,when the goverment found out they never got the money in the middle of the trail,they should have maned up and droped the case then and there,but they can't seem to show they did something wrong,so your gonna try to ruin somebody eles's life to save face,come on matt be a man and drop it.and if you don't then you need to be disbared.

Hallandale, FL

#2 Apr 11, 2009
a lying,frauding,disrespectfull, un-gratefull,foreign national, here to steal american dollars !!!!!...we need to set an example on this one,,,jail!!!,,all taxes paid,fine, and deportation, is a proper punishment....

Livingston, NJ

#3 Apr 12, 2009
simply--you need to do your research on Mr Castroneves. He has done more for the poor, homeless, sick and orphans in this country than you surely have. If you have ever watched his career, he has ALWAYS been OVERLY GRATEFUL for what he has. 2.5 mil is a drop in the bucket for this man and he surely would never have worked his entire life as hard as he has, to throw it all away on a small amount. As for the prosecutors comments, it is not an American thing to support your parents in a business venture. It is a very South American thing to give your parents the shirt of your back and be homeless if that means helping them! Of course it makes sense! This is a terrible injustice. I hope to see Helio next weekend at the LBGP!

Hallandale, FL

#4 Apr 12, 2009
the family members were co-conspirators and should be punished for this ...these people were trying to fraud the u.s. government and as foreign nationals in our country, were given a privilege to be here to work and be paid...A maximum punishment for all conspirators and permanent deportation will send a message that this thing will not be tolerated by foreigners...

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