John Rigas

Tax charges for Adelphia founder

US cable TV group founder John Rigas – convicted of fraud and conspiracy last year – has been indicted with new charges of tax avoidance.

Mr Rigas and his son are facing charges of taking part in a $300m (£170m) tax evasion scheme, prosecutors said.

The Adelphia Communications founder is currently appealing against his conviction for the firm’s collapse

Adelphia founder guilty of fraud

US cable TV millionaire John Rigas and his son Timothy have been found guilty of 18 counts of fraud and conspiracy.

The elder Mr Rigas co-founded Adelphia Communications in 1952 and grew it into the fifth biggest US cable TV operator.

Adelphia went bust in 2002 with debts of $7bn (£3