Helio Castroneves, Julianne Hough


Has someone been waltzing away with the government's money.

Hélio Castroneves, the former Indy 500 racing champ who won the fifth season of ABC's Dancing With the Stars, is in a heap of trouble today after the feds obtained an indictment against him for failing to pay millions in taxes over a four-year period.

The Brazilian-born Castroneves, along with sister Kati and his Ohio-based lawyer, Allan Miller, face conspiracy and tax evasion charges for hatching a tax-dodging scheme using an offshore shell corporation based in Panama to hide upwards of $5 million from the Internal Revenue Service.

And with the current financial crisis, you had to figure the feds were going to come calling.

According to the indictment, the threesome knowingly tried "to conceal and disguise the true and correct amount" of his income. In one instance, Helio claimed he only earned $200,000, despite the fact he made $2 million for work done for a Brazilian trading company.

Reps for Castroneves and his alleged partners in crime could not be reached for comment. But the trio are expected to turn themselves into authorities and be arraigned in federal court Friday morning, according to the Miami Herald.

The Penske team member won the Indy 500 in 2001 and 2002, but achieved newfound celebrity after he and partner Julianne Hough strutted their way to Dancing's crystal ball trophy last November.

The Florida-based feds know a thing or two about nailing celebrity tax dodgers, having obtained a conviction against Wesley Snipes earlier this year.

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