Judge, drug dealer catch up 22 years later
During sentencing the judge has a 20-minute conversation with the convicted drug dealer who has been on the run for 22 years. The judge is intrigued that the man has managed to stay off the radar since his 1987 felony drug conviction. The defendant explains to the judge that he stayed off the radar in part by working construction jobs and being paid under the table - i.e. no need to use a social security number and file tax returns. The judge is considering the defendant's request to be put on an "intense" probation instead of the original 5 - 25-year sentence. The defendant appears to have stayed out of trouble during his 22 years on the lam.
Except...he didn't file tax returns or pay federal taxes on his income during that entire period. Isn't that a misdemeanor?