Sunday, October 23, 2011 3:18:56 PM
Yeah, Willie was never arrested for tax evasion. His Price Waterhouse accountants set up illegitimate tax havens for him and the IRS ultimately caught up with him to the tune of (IIRC) $35 million. He didn't have the money to pay up, but his attorney negotiated a settlement for a substantial discount. Willie was unable or unwilling to pay the negotiated settlement amount, however - and he then had to release a double compilation album with all proceeds going to pay his tax bill.
He has been arrested (four times?) for marijuana possession, however.
He`s always been a liberal activist; it`s one of the traits of his public persona.