Helio Castroneves: Dancing with the S...

Helio Castroneves: Dancing with the Stars and Indy racing champ...

There are 10 comments on the South Florida Sun-Sentinel story from Apr 14, 2009, titled Helio Castroneves: Dancing with the Stars and Indy racing champ.... In it, South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports that:

Jurors deliberating the fate of Brazilian race car driver Helio Castroneves and two others charged with evading U.S. taxes asked Monday for transcripts of testimony given by two tax lawyers.

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miami 500

Powder Springs, GA

#1 Apr 14, 2009
Today could be the day that heilo and his sister get this behind them,they did nothing wrong and its time to hear the not guilty and move on with there lives,this is the first time anybody has been charged with this constructed recipt,come on give me a brake,spend my tax money on something better then this. Go Heilo!!!!!!!!!!

“Cheering for #3 and #14”

Since: Aug 08

Southeast Texas

#2 Apr 14, 2009
I agree with you.
daniel

Englewood, CO

#3 Apr 14, 2009
that's true, let this guy alone and go over funds and bank, i think there they will find much more problems
The Truth Detector

Fort White, FL

#4 Apr 14, 2009
The third day of deliberations is a good sign for Helio. Basically, he most likley didn't pay enough attention to his business end of things and trusted far too many of the wrong people. I'm leaning toward probation and a fine for Helio and jail time for his sister. She had the inside track and the Feds don't make a move unless they have an airtight case. Going for a jury trial was a chess move with everything to gain and virtually nothing to lose. There is no doubt whatsoever that the IRS was cheated. The sister holds the lion's share of the blame. Once Helio gets past this matter, he needs to clean house regarding his business associates.
ice him

Hallandale, FL

#5 Apr 14, 2009
GUILTY!!,,,arrest,jail,back taxes,and,,deportation....revo ke the green card from this ungratefull,frauding,lying,for eign national with no respect for the laws of the u.s.a.....The co-conspirators can be jailed and deported along side him ....brazils exports to the u.s.a. seems to be criminals and illegal aliens...enough !!!...
Guilty

United States

#6 Apr 14, 2009
The questions being asked are indicative of a solid guilty verdict that can not be later overturned on appeal. That is why the jurors are taking more time to deliberate - to ensure Helio will not get away with it and never will win an appeal either. Helio has had a lot of cheating and lying ways in his career and personal life. His favorite movie is LIAR LIAR which describes him to a tee.
The Truth Detector

Fort White, FL

#7 Apr 14, 2009
Guilty wrote:
The questions being asked are indicative of a solid guilty verdict that can not be later overturned on appeal. That is why the jurors are taking more time to deliberate - to ensure Helio will not get away with it and never will win an appeal either. Helio has had a lot of cheating and lying ways in his career and personal life. His favorite movie is LIAR LIAR which describes him to a tee.
I believe the questions being asked by the jury are to establish degrees of guilt and blame. Helio, no matter what, is not going to come away free and clear. There will be a major fine, plus interest on the unpaid taxes. I still say the sister should do jail time because she had her fingers in everything from the very beginning. Her brother was her entire career. Putting Helio in jail serves little purpose beyond ruining the remainder of his career, both on and off the track. Societal revenge is not suited in this instance.
Guilty

White House, TN

#8 Apr 14, 2009
It's not societal revenge, it is the correct punishment being meted out for breaking the law that anyone would be subject to. I believe Helio will do jail time. His sister and lawyer I am not so certain. But Helio will get off by making excuses and blame-shifting. Ignorance of the law is no excuse. Certainly not in a federal court.
The Truth Detector

Fort White, FL

#9 Apr 14, 2009
Guilty wrote:
It's not societal revenge, it is the correct punishment being meted out for breaking the law that anyone would be subject to. I believe Helio will do jail time. His sister and lawyer I am not so certain. But Helio will get off by making excuses and blame-shifting. Ignorance of the law is no excuse. Certainly not in a federal court.
In any event, we should know the verdict this week, if not today.
no comprehend

Hallandale, FL

#10 Apr 14, 2009
do we not have 12 million foreign nationals in the u.s.a. illegally (illegal aliens)who claim ignorance of the law.....this is a pathetic desperate defense.....this is a clear case ...Guilty ,Jail,Back taxes,fines,deportation.... then send him back to brazil where he can play "no comprehend"....

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