03/28/2008 02:45 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Celebrity Tax Cheats: California Releases A List

Tapping into the fear of public humiliation to get Californians to pay up on delinquent state income taxes, the state has released a list of California's 224 worst scofflaws, including celebrities Dionne Warwick, O.J. Simpson and comedian Sinbad.

Originally, a list of 250, just the threat to put their names on a public website has already convinced 26 of the biggest tax scofflaws to agree to settle their bills, bringing in about $300,000 in payments so far, according to State Controller John Chiang.

"Unfortunately these 250 people have put themselves above the 14 million people who have done the right thing and paid their taxes," Chiang said today.

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