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Old Port Lobster Shack owner sentenced for failing to pay nearly $1M in taxes

Original post made on Sep 11, 2020

A 60-year-old Portola Valley man who failed to pay nearly $1 million in state taxes has been sentenced to six months in county jail with five years of supervised probation, according to the San Mateo County District Attorney's Office.

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Posted by Ask questions from the place of your heart.
a resident of Menlo Park: Fair Oaks
on Sep 11, 2020 at 12:36 pm

Ask questions from the place of your heart. is a registered user.

Just a question to ponder. Don't get mean to one another please. And do NOT make this political. It's NOT political.
If a person robbed a house or store of $1,000,000 of merchandise, what sentence would they get?


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Posted by Brian
a resident of Menlo Park: The Willows
on Sep 11, 2020 at 1:58 pm

Brian is a registered user.

unfortunately everything these days comes down to politics. but to answer your question, he did not rob (I am assuming you mean burglarize) a house or store. He failed to pay taxes. Yes this is bad but it is not a violent act (burglary and robbery both impact the victims very negatively). He deserves punishment and hopefully in addition to the $950,628 in taxes he failed to pay they also levy interest and penalties as a deterrent for others. If he were required to pay a total of $2 million that would be fair, even if it required him to liquidate his assets. As the government has already acquired $600,000 from seizure of cash in his house that would only leave $1.4 million to pay back.


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