Friday, August 29, 2008

Tax Court Tales

Ahhh, Tax Court. It's another untapped source of stories, the ANWR of news tips. Soon, I'm going to start wondering why I'm giving away all these clever ideas...
But that's just the kind of guy I am! So go to Tax Court,
Next, click the "opinions search" button. Then, punch in a geographic search term; for instance "California," and a date range. Voila! Cases arise from your area of interest. Recently, for instance, I uncovered a story about the widow of the late San Francisco Mayor Joseph Alioto; a man, it turns out, who, held many costly secrets...
That's Alioto up there, by the way, in a 1979 photo from the Associated Press, via Sacramento Bee

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