I’d placed all the unpaid tax money in a municipal bond fund which lent that cash to municipalities in need of infrastructure improvements. When the Feds found me, I had their money. And they not only took what I owed them — but a whole lot more in interest and penalties. Did they really need to lock me up as well? Apparently, yes. But there was a silver lining: a little fame and fotune for a hard-working inmate. Go figure.
William (Dollar Bill) Mersey
I knew you weren’t a “real criminal.” You were basically Robin Hood — holding out on the fed to support local government. (I mean this as a compliment, really).
The whole time I was reading “Hangin’ Up,” I thought you were basically like an undercover reporter or anthropologist, and now that your field work is done, you’re communicating your findings with stakeholders.
If we had a better functioning government (like if 50% of U.S. voters weren’t adamantly opposed to functioning government), this whole story would be a fairy tale.
As it is, I foresee a Netflix series and maybe even a movie. A lot needs to happen in the meantime, but your 15 minutes isn’t over. It’s only just begun.