Pleading Greek Heritage Defense for Cheating on Taxes

The John Joseph Moakley United States Courthouse is located at 1 Courthouse Way on Fan Pier in Boston, Massachusetts. Photo: Beyond My Ken, via Wikimedia Commons

It wasn’t an insanity defense that Emanuel ‘Mike’ Panousos of North Reading, Massachusetts put up trying to explain why he cheated on his taxes as he stood in a U.S. District Court but a new one that seems to make sense to anyone living in Greece, where they do it all the time.

It’s in his Greek blood and DNA not to pay taxes.

Panousos, 43, the manager of Mike’s Famous Roast Beef and …

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