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Scam Victim: |IRS Is Just About In Cahoots With Crooks'
Michael Greenberg, the Pinellas auto parts dealer facing a $36-million bankruptcy and fraud investigation by federal, state and local authorities, wasn't first with the car-selling scam that is alleged by his creditors.
Before Greenberg there was Edward Eugene Powe, owner of Bartow Motor Parts and Heinz's Automotive & Equipment Warehouse, also in Bartow. Powe, 44, filed a $4.5-million bankruptcy in March 1982. Four months later, he was convicted of grand theft of about $1 million, sentenced to eight years in state prison and 15 years probation, according to Polk County records.
Like the Powe case, the Greenberg situation is likely to create a clash among tax …