March 02, 2009 06:00 PM by Paulene Hinds
Dancing With The Stars mirror ball trophy winner and two time Indy 500 champion, Helio Castroneves’ tax evasion trial has begun with the selection of the jury this morning. Helio Castroneves, his sister Katiucia Castroneves and attorney Alan R. Miller are being prosecuted for allegedly avoiding taxes by hiding more than $5.5 million of his income in offshore shell accounts between 1999 and 2004.
Helio Castroneves is still declaring that he is innocent of all charges against him, but last month his request to have some of the charges be dismissed, was denied. He is facing six counts of tax evasion and could possibly face up to 30 years in prison if convicted.
In the Fall of 2007, the Brazilian race car driver Helio Castroneves, won viewers hearts on Dancing With The Stars season 5 when he partnered with season 4 champion, pro partner Julianne Hough. The couple went on to win the Dancing With The Stars crown, beating out Spice Girl’s Mel B and Marie Osmond!
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