Not wanting to be one of "the little people" who pay taxes, billionaire Leona Helsmley and her husband withheld millions in tax revenue. She was sentenced to almost two years in prison along with a $7 million fee in 1990. Rumor indicates that she had money smuggled into prison for the purpose of paying an inmate to be her servant.
U.S. Rep. James Traficant was convicted April 11 for, among other acts, racketeering and tax evasion. and is facing up to 63 years in prison. Upon release of such a sentence, Traficant would be 124 years old.
Vice president from 1969-1973, Spiro T. Agnew pleaded no contest to one count of tax evasion in October of 1973. He received three years probation and a $10,000 fine to go along with his decision to resign.