Chicago lawyer gets 15 years in prison in what government called history's biggest tax fraud

  • by: LARRY NEUMEISTER , Associated Press
  • Updated: June 25, 2014 - 7:00 PM

NEW YORK — A Chicago-area lawyer and accountant labeled by the government as history's most prolific and unrepentant tax cheat was sentenced Wednesday to 15 years in prison, and the judge bemoaned the "incredible greed" of some of America's wealthiest people for taking advantage of the tax shelters he peddled.

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