Thursday, September 02, 2010

Former Lower East Side hipster owes IRS $172M

From the NY Post:

Meet the scofflaw who allegedly owes more than $172 million to the IRS — a broke, former Alphabet City hipster who has had to borrow money from relatives to make ends meet.

Garage-band guitarist Marcos Esparza Bofill quit his floundering job as a day trader in the city after less than a year — and left the tiny tenement apartment that he shared with roommates on East 6th Street in Manhattan to move back to his native Barcelona, Spain, in hopes of having better luck with a music career there, friends said.

"The first thing he said to me [after learning of the tax bill] was, ‘What’s the IRS?’" one stunned pal told The Post.

How nice is that? Not even knowing what the IRS is. There's a beauty in that.