French actor Gerard Depardieu has made headlines for giving up his French passport and moving abroad, to stop paying what he called the country’s excessively high tax rate on the wealthy. Here are some other celebrities who have made news for their tax-related issues.
Al Capone Al Capone, smoking a cigar, listens to his attorney Abe Teitelbaum explain the government's tax case against him. Perhaps the most famous tax evader of all time, Chicago mobster Capone pled guilty to the U.S. Treasury Department’s charges of tax evasion in 1931. He was sentenced to 11 years in prison and had to pay back nearly $300,000 in taxes and fines. AP