Isley Convicted Of Tax Evasion

LATEST: R+B legend RONALD ISLEY faces up to 26 years in prison after he was convicted of tax evasion in a Los Angeles federal court yesterday (31OCT05).

The SUMMER BREEZE hitmaker, 64, was found guilty of five counts of tax evasion and one count of willful failure to file a tax return after a day and half of deliberating by the jury.

During the three-week trial, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) said the ISLEY BROTHERS star had asked be paid in cash for performances between 1997 and 2002, which earned him an income of $12 million (GBP6.6 million).

Evidence presented in court claimed Isley had hidden various homes and a yacht under the name of his ex-wife and cashed royalty cheques belonging to his late bandmate and brother O'KELLY ISLEY, who died in 1986.

Isley, who pleaded not guilty to the charges in January (05), will return to court in the new year (09JAN06) for sentencing by US District Judge DEAN PREGERSON.


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Please keep me posted on his sentence hearing. If and when this unfortunate experience takes place, I would like to write to him should his freedom be taken away.Thank you
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I HAVE BEEN A FAN OF THE ISLEY BROTHERS SINCE I WAS IN HIGH SCHOOL IN THE 1960'S. TAX EVASION IS A SERIOUS CRIME AND MOST PERFORMERS HAVE DONE THE SAME THING-RONALD JUST GOT CAUGHT.UNFORTUNATELY A MORAL ISSUE SUCH AS YOUNG GIRLS, IS A PERSONAL PREFERANCE ISSUE UNLESS THE GIRLS WER NOT OF LEGAL AGE. AGAIN THAT WOULD BE ILLEGAL AND SHOULD BE JUDGED IN A COURT OF LAW. HOW DOES ANYONE KNOW WHO AND WHAT RONALD ISLEY DONATES TO? THE BEST KIND OF CHARITY EFFORT IS DONE WITHOUT TONS OF PUBLICITY.I WISH THE ISLEY FAMILY WELL. HE IS A MEMBER OF OUR ST. LOUIS COMMUNITY NOW AND HAS MANY FRIENDS AND FANS HERE IN THE "LOU".
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I was told by other sources that Ron was all for self. If you noticed he never donate to any charities because of the fact he was greedy. But overall, he should have paid his dues instead of falsifying & going out getting married to a child having a lavish wedding at the IRS's expense. You do wrong it will cost you.
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Arvilla,No offense, but since when did you became Ron Isley daughter all of a sudden? I thought he had only one daughter. Not to say that you're falsifying but this is the first that I and other people have heard of this. At any rate, the bottom line is that Ron is a very selfish & controlling man. There comes a time when people have to be punished & besides he's a poor example of a legend. No real legend would go out & cheat the IRS & lay up with young girls.
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I'm sorry it had to come to this but this is what happens when you don't do what is right. I hope he has learned a lesson from this.
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If my father goes to jail, then maybe I can visit him without him being able to runaway to avoid me. I am his first born child/daughter who he denies and rejects, unfortunately.I am also sorry that his greed and selfishness has put him in this situation. I have and always will love my father Ronald Isley.Arvilla F. Isley
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Have Ron been convicted yet? Is he doing time?
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I have loved Ron and his music for many years. With all the poverty in this world and God bless you with his kind of wealth and he chooses to let others pay for all the social benefits that come with living in a free society, and he would rather showboat than to live a upstanding life. He got the results of the hand he played.
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Arvilla - Sorry to here about your pops troubles.This is Brian...We went to an Isley Brother/Teddy Pendergrass concert back in the day. Then we took one of NYs finest cabs to their party at the Hilton (penthouse) after the concert. Just wanted to send a shout out! :)
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I am very upset about Ron's choice of decisions he chose to make in life. But who am I to judge him,we all make mistakes in life and sometimes we have to suffer the consequence.But I know one thing and that is I really enjoy his music.I work at a prison maybe I will get a chance to see him.I am asking Jehovah's Blessing to be with him at this trying time.Jehovah will be with him when everyone else have left him even those so call friends. Ilove Ron in spite of all his wrong doings.
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