Tax Accountant Robs Banks, Shoots Policeman
Claiming he turned to bank robbery as a result of problems with the IRS, a Chicago tax accountant with a history of violence took a police detective hostage and both men ended up in the hospital suffering from gunshot wounds.
The accountant, 41-year-old Daniel Salley, was suspected of robbing two banks. An undercover policeman, Joseph Airhart, cornered Mr. Salley in a Chicago apartment building, and a related exchange of gunfire left both men severely wounded
Detective Airhart was held as a hostage for two hours before Mr. Salley eventually surrendered. Both men were hospitalized and are recovering.
Mr. Salley is the father of six children and had reportedly been struggling to support his family. He owns a tax practice in Chicago and had been wanted for his alleged connection with a $239,000 robbery from a Charter One bank located inside a Dominick's grocery store. Mr. Salley was on probation, having pleaded guilty to aggravated assault and domestic battery last year for beating one of his children with an extension cord.
Voice of the Editor
Which isn’t completely true. I mean, occasionally I drop by when I manage to sneak out of the nonstop frat party over at Going Concern, but I’m mostly a wallflower over there. I’m happy to say that I’ve been given express permission (or explicit orders, if you like) to wander over here to AccountingWEB more often.
Why is that, you might ask? My job is to replace the irreplaceable Gail Perry as Editor-in-Chief. What does that mean? I don’t really know! I think it’ll be fun getting a feel for things, throwing in my own thoughts here and there, and listening to the discussions you’re having about the accounting profession.