I'm aware of the law somewhat, but thanks for clearly laying it out. I may be reading this wrong from what I saw from the hearings and post hearing comments. However, the IRS would have the decision to either pursue as fraud case or as a return filing error. In his case, I would not be surprised if they were fairly lenient in their interpretation.
Still, if a guy with his talent could not do his taxes correctly even using TurboTax and/or with his money pay someone who could, why would we trust him to be able straighten out the messed up US economy.
There are plenty of others out there that are equally qualified I'm sure. If it would have been a republican in the same situation they would have been crucified. Nanniegate rings my bell.
He better be good, right, not part of the Wall Street crooks crowd, and held to the highest standards or the right will never stop lambasting him.
He was awarded the money to pay his taxes and signed the paragraph that explicitly told him that the money was to pay taxes he owed. He did it all 5 times. Come on he our top economist with graduate degrees in economics and he used Turbo Tax. Even a moron would have done it right. He was flat trying to evade the taxes. By the way do you think that you and I would get away with not paying our just taxes???
If he talks like a crook, walks like a crook, and smells like a crook, then by GAWD he must be a crook. How many times do we have to learn this lesson???