Palm Beach County Judge Edward Garrison issued a written opinion after hearing testimony from auto repair business owners Jacob and Linda Shai and their business associate. The judge stated that they showed “an amazing display of chutzpah” in presenting testimony and evidence at the trial showing that they'd been hiding hundreds of thousands of dollars in income from the business, placing assets and cash in other people’s names and keeping huge amounts in a safe at home. Why? To hide income from the IRS.
Garrison wrote he couldn’t jail the couple because their divorce is civil in nature. His civil punishment? “For now, the only appropriate remedy is for them to remain married to each other.” Given the amount of press the judge's decision has had, one can only imagine that the IRS is already knocking on their door.
Judge Garrison's amazing decision is here: Download Shai v Shai
P.S. I heard a rumor once that in a Michigan court, a judge, when asked by Wife for one-half of the money that Husband had hidden from the IRS (cash from a business), refused her request and turned them in to the IRS. I don't suppose there is anything to keep a judge from doing that.