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Quote of the Day - More than ever before, Americans are suffering from back problems, back taxes, back rent, back auto payments. - Robert Orben
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US Government Loses Right To Collect Nearly $175 Million In Back Taxes Due To Typo

Will the US attorney who wrote this plea bargain agreement get fired?  Will Congress investigate? 

According to CNN, "The U.S. Justice Department erred last year and cited the wrong law in a binding plea agreement with telecommunication entrepreneur Walter Anderson, the largest known tax evader in U.S. history.  That mistake made it impossible for the government to recover between $100 million and $175 million, U.S. District Judge Paul L. Friedman ruled."  The prosecutors asked the Judge to reconsider the contractually-binding plea agreement because of a typo in a citation to a statute.

That's a lot of taxes.

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