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Race Drive Acquitted on Charges

MIAMI (AP) - A jury has acquitted Indy race car driver Helio
Castroneves of tax evasion but remained hung on a count of conspiracy.

Jurors deliberated for six days before reaching their verdict on
Friday.

Castroneves has twice won the Indianapolis 500, and was also
champ of TV's "Dancing With The Stars" in 2007. His sister and
business manager, Katiucia Castroneves, was also acquitted on the
tax evasion counts and the jury also remained hung on the
conspiracy count. His Michigan lawyer, Alan Miller, was acquitted
on the conspiracy count and three counts of tax evasion.

The three were accused of conspiring to evade millions in taxes
over a five-year period. They had faced up to six years in prison.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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