Former NFL Standout Seeks To Recoup Tax Scheme Penalties

By David Hansen (January 6, 2020, 4:41 PM EST) -- Former NFL standout Zach Thomas has sued the government to try to recoup nearly $19,000 in tax penalties, saying he should not be held liable for following advice from an attorney convicted of defrauding investors in an energy credit scheme.

Thomas and his wife, Maritzabel, should receive an $18,600 refund plus interest because they were misled by an energy credit investment scheme designed by attorney Gary Stern, they said in a complaint filed Friday in a Florida federal court.

The Thomases invested in the scheme along with several other pro football players after attorneys with Stern's firm, Chuhak & Tecson PC, told...

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