Monday, January 28, 2008

Oh, Bambino!! IRS Convicts the Babe's Nephew

The press is going wild with bad Babe puns: "The Sultan of Swindle"...boooo


A serial fraudster who claims to be a nephew of baseball legend Babe Ruth was convicted in federal court yesterday of filing 178 bogus tax returns -- from prison.

George Herman Ruth, 51, was serving a 33-month term for mail fraud at the federal prison at Fort Dix when he hatched and carried out a plan to soak the Internal Revenue Service for $360,000 in refunds, a jury ruled in U.S. District Court in Trenton.