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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