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Pepperdine University School of Law

Friday, October 20, 2006

Surfing Champion Sentenced on Tax Evasion Charges

Hawaiian "surf king" Sunny Garcia, the six-time winner of surfing's Triple Crown who won more than $1 million surfing, was sentenced Wednesday to three months in federal prison for failing to pay taxes on the prize money:

Garcia, 36, said he knowingly signed false returns because his focus was on surfing.

(Hat Tip:  Lloyd Mayer.)

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