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Argentina uses boxing match to spot tax dodgers

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) - Argentina's tax agency says it used a boxing match in Las Vegas to identify 17 tax evaders.

The agency released a statement Monday titled "A Knockout for Taxpayers."

It said it is investigating people who claimed to have small incomes while paying up to $7,500 each to travel to Nevada to watch Saturday's fight between world welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Argentine boxer Marcos Maidana.

The agency says those 17 people have since been removed from a list of low-income Argentines and must now pay taxes consistent with their large expenses. It says one also has a $150,000 Porsche.

The agency says it will now enforce stricter controls on Argentines attending sporting events abroad, including the soccer World Cup in Brazil that kicks off on June 12.

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buffalokandravi May 06 2014 at 2:36 AM

Sure they did not mean Benghazi with the video show Sponsored by the Demo Producer!

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cbcelmayster May 06 2014 at 7:11 AM

Here we go....Now obama will use this idea to get the drones out to look for Americans who aren't paying their fair share!! Start wil Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Colorado, San Francisco, Chicago and all of the wealthy liberal enclaves that the progressive 1%ers live and hang out!!

Might catch a few drug cartel members, pedos, liberal judges and politicians doing what they do, that they shouldn't do.....

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Pastor Ric cbcelmayster May 06 2014 at 7:18 AM

The 1%ers aren't the liberals... they're the wealthy Conservatives seeking to block a raise in minimum wage, women's rights, healthcare and anything else that could benefit the rest of us... and the places to look for these tax dodging criminals is Washington DC, Texas, and the other hang outs of the ultra rich.

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usapaydirt May 06 2014 at 7:20 AM

So how do these people live back home in Argentina ? I find it hard to believe wealthy folks only spend money when abroad. It sounds more like a multi Governmental eat the rich app, in testing.

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Geezer May 06 2014 at 7:23 AM

Here are the characteristics of a conservative:

Liar, deceiver, thief, slanderer, ignorant beyond belief, greedy, hypocritical......yet they live among us.

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Pastor Ric May 06 2014 at 7:27 AM

In NC, state police put up signs on the highway warning of a drug and alcohol checkpoint ahead... on either side of a rural exit that has a normally low flow of traffic. The checkpoint was actually at the bottom of the exit and they netted hundreds of violaters in a single weekend who thought they were outsmarting the system.

Makes me think they need to randomly spot check the tax returns of those running for office... and don't given them the time to create phony papers ala Mitt Romney in 2012, (years of which he STILL hasn't producted). People like that don't deserve a term in office... they deserve a term in prison!

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slackwarerobert Pastor Ric May 06 2014 at 12:37 PM

Not random, let auditors from the opposite party take on the politician tax return and get paid a percent of money recovered. make the representative defend the audit, not some lawyer. If he can't explain the write off he looses it. 546 members of congress, court, and the executive in jail for tax evasion would solve the irs problem the first year.

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jpacaccio May 06 2014 at 7:54 AM

poor ,your news sucks

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lady by the lake May 06 2014 at 8:14 AM

Here's a good one for you....Jef & Crystal Ahl & Sons.....living high on the hog while owing the Federal & State Governments over $150,000 in Taxes, making cash under the table, wife & son sells drugs to underage teens....it's DISGUSTING!!!!!.....AND the money keeps rolling in.....Son won't pay Child Support....both on Welfare, Food Stamps, Social Security, Medicaid, ALL are Drunks....tried to have me put in Jail becos I tried to help him get into a rehab & AA....NEVER AGAIN...ROT IN HELL you sick TAX DODGERS!!!!

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sick puppy May 06 2014 at 8:23 AM

good for argentina.. they need to collect money from people, who owe it. let them use what ever technique they have to. Liars and cheaters will eventually get caught, by the tax collectors, police, or spouses, etc.... we all need to hold ourselves to a higher level of actions... proves liars and cheaters are everywhere

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Dennis Dionisio May 06 2014 at 8:24 AM

hahahahaha you're all BUSTED....

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Bob Farrell May 06 2014 at 6:54 AM

probably figured out a way to use their SNAP card to but the tickets

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