DJ sentenced to one year in prison
Radio personality “Crazy Cabbie” will spend a year in prison for tax evasion after boasting about it on the nationally syndicated “Howard Stern Show.”
The 36-year-old disc jockey at New York City’s WXRK-FM, whose given name is Lee Mroszak, pleaded guilty in December to not paying taxes for three years beginning in 2001. That year he won $100,000 for battling fellow Stern regular “Stuttering John” Melendez in a five-round amateur boxing match that drew a sellout crowd of more than 4,000 people to Atlantic City, N.J.
Mroszak’s crime was made more serious by his gloating about it to Stern fans, U.S. District Judge Gleeson said Friday as he sentenced Mroszak. Mroszak also must pay the taxes he owes.