Friday June 5, 2020

The Sundance Kid and the IRS

JP McManus is one of Ireland’s richest men. A billionaire tax exile and a generous philanthropist. A legendary gambler – horses, shares, currencies. Now, a game of backgammon has focused attention on his tax status.

Barry J Whyte

Chief Feature Writer

5th March, 2017

It all ended in a flurry of legalese and American spellings. “Pursuant to the court’s opinion, filed February 24, 2017, denying plaintiff’s motion for summary judgment and granting defendant’s cross-motion for summary judgment, it is ordered and adjudged this date, pursuant to Rule 58, that judgment is entered in favor of defendant.”

And with that, Judge Nancy B Firestone killed off JP McManus’s bid to sue the Internal Revenue Service,...

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