Houstonian Gets 2 Years for Bribing IRS With Pizza

According to a news story from chron.com, “Moral of this story: Don’t try to bribe the IRS with pizza, officials aren’t that hungry.”

“Ramesh G. Khilnani, 51, a native of India and a Houston-area resident, learned that lesson to the tune of the two-year prison sentence he received from a federal judge on Friday for bribing a public official,” said the story. “In February 2008, the restaurant owner asked the IRS agent investigating him if she wanted to “work” for him after the audit showed Khilnani owed about $49,000 in back taxes from 2004 to 2007, a release from the office of Acting U.S. Attorney Tim Johnson said.”