Ronald Isley

Isley star convicted of tax fraud

Ronald Isley, lead singer of the Isley Brothers, is facing a maximum 26-year jail sentence after being convicted in the US of multiple tax evasion charges.

Isley, whose band’s hits included This Old Heart of Mine and Summer Breeze, denied five counts of tax evasion and one of failing to file a tax return.

Prosecutors said he had demanded cash for live shows and used other members’ royalty cheques for himself