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i vay zhuhn

  • n  a statement that is not literally false but that cleverly avoids an unpleasant truth
  • n  the deliberate act of failing to pay money
    his evasion of all his creditors
  • n  nonperformance of something distasteful (as by deceit or trickery) that you are supposed to do
    his evasion of his clear duty was reprehensible
  • n  the act of physically escaping from something (an opponent or a pursuer or an unpleasant situation) by some adroit maneuver

  • Moon's toughest challenge yet from the temporal powers came last week, when a federal grand jury in Manhattan indicted the Korean for tax evasion and conspiracy.
  • In Switzerland, tax fraud is considered a crime, but tax evasion is not.
  • He's free of any criminal charges in connection with the case, but Rich can still be charged in civil court on, say, tax evasion charges.
News & Articles


  • Donovan in ABC News
    Failure to pay your taxes is not a victimless crime,said Richmond County District Attorney Daniel Donovan. "In these days of massive budget shortfalls and service cuts, tax evasion is a crime against all New Yorkers. Whether you are a...
  • Joseph Wilson in Kansas City Star
    Wilson, whose wife left the CIA after she was exposed, said, "Convicting him of perjury was like convicting Al Capone of tax evasion."
  • Patrick Leahy in Guardian Unlimited
    Our attempts to obtain information through testimony of administration witnesses have been met with a consistent pattern of evasion and misdirection,Leahy said in his cover letters for the subpoenas. "There is no legitimate argument for...

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