Helio Castroneves Seeks Permission To Race In Australia

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Helio Castroneves is asking a Miami judge to change his bail conditions on tax charges so he can compete in a race in Australia.

The race car driver and 2007 “Dancing With The Stars” champ is barred by a court order from leaving the country. A judge scheduled a hearing Friday afternoon on Castroneves’ request to change that so he can drive in the Oct. 26 race.

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Castroneves was indicted last week on federal conspiracy and tax evasion charges and is free on $10 million bail. Prosecutors say Castroneves used offshore accounts to hide millions of dollars in income from the Internal Revenue Service.

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