CRIMINALS Collectors Corner … (No. 28)

Posted by Axel Thorer on 1. Dezember 2011

There are dollars, signed by a treasurer who went to prison

Vasquez dollar

This dollar bill was signed by the criminal treasurer ...

Catalina Vasquez

... Catalina Vasquez Villalpando

Almost unbelievable! You find dollar bills (like the one I show you here), which are signed by the 39th Treasurer of the USA, Catalina Vasquez Villalpando. She reigned the Greenbacks from 1989 to 1993 under the presidency of George W. Bush, had to step down and was indicted in 1994 for tax evasion! Can you imagine? The top collector of American taxes didn’t pay taxes herself! They found her guilty and the sentence was lenient (well, it was a Bush goverment after all …): 4 Month imprisonment, 3 years probation, 200 hours of community service and 150 $ fine. But her case makes the banknotes Mrs. Vaqsquez signed (in the lower lefthand corner), a very peculiar collectors item – a crook’s signature on honest people’s money …

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