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A grand jury is investigating “criminal financial misconduct” of the Dodgers and related entities under McCourt

May 30, 2012, 3:02 PM EDT

Frank McCourt AP

In light of (a) the exorbitant salaries curiously paid via Dodgers charities; (b) the almost total lack of income taxes paid by the McCourts; and (c) the McCourts’ habit of using the Dodgers like a personal piggy bank, complete with huge salaries paid to the McCourt children for do-nothing jobs, one should not be too surprised by this news:

A federal grand jury is investigating possible criminal financial misconduct of the Dodgers and related entities during the ownership of Frank and Jamie McCourt, a person familiar with the matter told The Times.

Authorities have requested documents from representatives of each of the McCourts, the person said. The investigation started early last year and appears to be focused on the accounting and propriety of Dodgers spending, the person said.

Hey, second time I get to use the Sad Frank face today.  Good times. Well, for us that is. Frank McCourt and his ex-wife are probably in a whole mess of trouble.

  1. ezthinking - May 30, 2012 at 3:04 PM

    Now this is a grand jury I can get behind. Clemens and Bonds – meh. Screwing with the national tax bases, nail ’em.

  2. koufaxmitzvah - May 30, 2012 at 3:12 PM

    Happy days are here again….

  3. umrguy42 - May 30, 2012 at 3:45 PM

    Where were the Dodger fans in the IRS? Surely somebody said ‘hey, wait a minute…’

  4. APBA Guy - May 30, 2012 at 3:45 PM

    A really rich guy having tax problems, that is news. The tax code is so out of whack in favor of the ultra-rich that McCourt would really have to work at it to mess up, or be so unbelievably greedy…No, in his world, there is no such thing as unbelievably greedy.

  5. whatthehellisansky - May 30, 2012 at 3:59 PM

    Its hard to spend 2 billion behind bars…..

  6. WhenMattStairsIsKing - May 30, 2012 at 4:12 PM

  7. sabatimus - May 30, 2012 at 4:22 PM

    Yippie kai yay, motherf****er.

  8. drewsylvania - May 30, 2012 at 4:36 PM

    Put this puke away.

  9. lanflfan - May 30, 2012 at 4:37 PM

    It wasn’t the FBI that took down Al Capone, it was the IRS. McAsshat better sleep with one eye open.

  10. Max Power - May 30, 2012 at 4:44 PM

    Whoever owns the copyright on the Sad Frank photo is getting rich today!

  11. nightman13 - May 30, 2012 at 4:50 PM

    Karma is a beeeeotch Frankie!!

  12. jwbiii - May 30, 2012 at 6:43 PM

    McCourt has done things which are wrong.
    McCourt has done things which are sleazy.
    McCourt has done things which may be illegal but which are difficult to prove.
    McCourt has been paying himself with loans from the Dodgers. Next year’s tax returns should be interesting.

  13. maddogg911 - May 31, 2012 at 10:44 AM

    One of the few times I condone govt intervention…..get him Mr.Sam!!!!!

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