Nation: Crime & Punishment

After failing to file federal income tax returns from 1954 through 1958, former Chicago Disk Jockey Martin F. Hogan was hauled into court and handed a bill for $105,541 plus interest and penalties. Hogan had no excuse; so he pleaded no contest and threw himself on the mercy of the court. Despite Government lawyers' vehement objections, Hogan got more mercy than he could have expected. Judge Sam Perry saw fit to fine him only $10,000, offered to reduce the bite to $1,000 if Hogan paid $20,000 of his tax bill within 30 days.


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