Luke Jacob, Hi-Lake Liquors owner, charged with tax evasion

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Luke Jacob says it's all just a misunderstanding.
Luke Jacob, owner of Hi-Lake Liquors on East Lake, was charged with federal tax evasion earlier this week.

Last summer, Jacob filed a 2008 tax return in which he failed to include to the tune of $468,000, according to the U.S. Attorneys Office.

According to the charges, Jacob bilked the IRS out of $75,488. If convicted, he could face up to five years in prison.

We reached Jacob by phone at the liquor store this morning, and he says the whole thing is just a misunderstanding.

"It's just a clerical error," he says. "The accountants and the lawyers are working on it right now."

Jacob didn't want to offer any further comment at this time.

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Joe J.
Joe J.

As long as he pays in full with a hefty fine attached, he shouldn't go to jail.

Kirk the Conservative Jerk
Kirk the Conservative Jerk

Should have had the name Luke Bigfeather, than he would have been exempt for any alcohol sales tax.

You guys remember how nearly half of the Obama appointees to federal office owed HUGE amounts of back taxes?Google - Obama appointees tax evasionIt was NEVER even suggested that those democrats would face ANY jail time.


...isn't that why you pay an accountant?  so a half million dollars doesn't go missing from your tax return?  hm...


Like Bush, himself, did?

Just an average guy
Just an average guy

According to my Google search of "Obama appointees tax evasion," that statement isn't quite true.  The first result is below.


5 out of 14 had documented tax issues.  Closer to 1/3 than 1/2 mathematically, but 1/3 isn't quite as persuasive--I get it.

1 out of the 5 owed $6,4001 out of the 5 didn't have the number documented2 out of the 5 owed over $10,000 but less than $100,0001 out of the 5 owed over $100,000

Kirk's comment should be "You guys remember how less than a quarter of the Obama appointees to federal office owned more than $10,000 of back taxes?"

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