Garrett Harris 10:11 p.m., May 23
Entrepreneurs who made an enormous profit on environmental mediation at the former Naval Training Center, now Liberty Station, underpaid taxes significantly, according to a Nov. 28 decision by the U.S. Tax Court. Daren Barone and Gregory Watkins billed $14.1 million for an asbestos removal job, and made a whopping profit of $8.3 million. They had formed a complicated partnership. After a long tax case, Judge Harry Haines declared that there is a tax deficiency of $850,273 and a penalty to be paid of $170,054.60. Much of the focus of the case was on whether the convoluted partnership served to get the entrepreneurs off on tax obligations.