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Notable Tax Scofflaws—PICTURES

April 16, 2012

Tax Day is upon us. In the nearly century-long history of the income tax in the United States, there has been no shortage of unpaid tax bills, scandals, and evasions. Here's a look at some of the most notable: 

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Lindsey Vonn, the champion Olympic skier, paid $1.7 million in unpaid taxes, according to a report in USA Today.(AP Photo/dapd/ Timm Schamberger))

Infamous mobster Al Capone did jail time for tax evasion.(AP Photo)

Vice President Sipro T. Agnew (left) pleaded no contest to tax-evasion charges in 1973.(AP Photo/File)


Rep. James Traficant, D-Ohio, was expelled from Congress during a historic vote in the House of Representatives for taking bribes and kickbacks. He was also accused of tax evasion.(AP Photo/Kenneth Lambert)

Republican Rep. Randy "Duke" Cunningham of California was sentenced to eight years on charges that included tax evasion.(Lenny Ignelzi/AP)

Rep. Charles Rangel, D-N.Y., was censured by the House of Representatives in December 2010 following an ethics investigation. Rangel failed to pay taxes on rental income.(SUSAN WALSH/AP)


O.J. Simpson reportedly owed more than $1.4 million to the state of California in back taxes in 2008. It's not clear if his tax bill has been settled.((AP Photo/Isaac Brekken, Pool))

Actor and comedian Sinbad made the list of California tax evaders in 2009. He reportedly owed $2.5 million on a tax lien, the Los Angeles Times reported.((AP Photo/ Matt Sayles))

Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner didn't pay Social Security and Medicare taxes for several years when he worked at the International Monetary Fund. He repaid the debt, which came to light during his confirmation process in 2009.(Chet Susslin)


Former Washington, D.C., Mayor Marion Barry pleaded guilty in 2005 to two misdemeanor tax charges. Barry reportedly earned more than $500,000 over five years and didn't file a tax return.(AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

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