The old saying is that a friend in need is a friend indeed. When a person is in trouble, they find out quickly who their real friends are and which people were mere acquaintances. An example of this can be found in the story of a 70-year-old man sentenced to seven years in prison after he was unable to pay more than $1 million in back taxes.
A friend of his stepped forward and paid authorities $300,000 of the money owed in the tax fraud case. The 70-year-old, who had spent about seven weeks in incarceration, was then allowed to return home and ordered to continue making payments. A prosecutor scoffed at the arrangement, saying the $300,000 “magically” appeared after a new attorney began working for the man.
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