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Castroneves acquitted of tax evasion

Updated: April 18, 2009, 12:41 AM ET
Associated Press

MIAMI -- Brazilian race car driver and "Dancing With The Stars" champ Helio Castroneves was acquitted Friday of most charges that he worked with his sister and lawyer to evade more than $2.3 million in U.S. income taxes.

A federal jury acquitted Castroneves on six counts of tax evasion but was hung on one count of conspiracy. When the sentence was read, Castroneves broke into sobs and leaned against his attorneys for support.

"I just want to thank God and my fans, and all of ...

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