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Packers Fans Hit Facebook to Push for Pardon for Fuzzy

Well, Obama would definitely have a leg-up in Wisconsin if he did pardon the Lombardi-era great. Heck, even I would consider to stop calling him “Bears-Fan-in-Chief.”

(For a few days at least.)

Green Bay Packers fans are attempting to get Fuzzy Thurston’s Super Bowl II ring returned to him by making a plea to the country’s most powerful man.

A Facebook page titled “Save Fuzzy Thurston” was created by Packers fan Tony Fonder of Green Bay after the Green Bay Press-Gazette reported last week that Thurston’s ring will be auctioned this summer to help recover some of the $1.7 million the government claims Thurston owes in back taxes.

Thurston’s tax problems stem from a chain of restaurants he opened with business partners in the mid-1970s.

Fonder is asking fans to email President Barack Obama and request a pardon for Thurston to get his ring back. More than 225 people joined the page in the first three days, many of whom have already sent an email to the White House.

Most experts say a the chances of an actual pardon for Thurston is very small.  Pardons are traditionally given when there’s been settlement and years between the crime and the penalty phase.  Fuzzy’s has been an open tax file since 1983.

Thurston’s tax problems are the result of failure to properly pay the withholding tax on his “Left Guard” restaurants’ employees.  His three business partners settled their business with the IRS years ago, Thurston has been fighting it ever since in one form or another.   Since that time, what was a small six-figure amount has ballooned to $1.7 million with interest and penalties.

The Press-Gazette reported last week Thurston’s assets had mostly been seized and his Super Bowl II ring would be sold at auction to help deal with the tax debt.  In recent years, most of Thurston’s business assets — including “Fuzzy’s” bar in Green Bay — have been in the name of his family members.

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  • facebook has become really the most popular medium of publicity.we can make awareness about Tax Lien through this too.