The Tax Court has granted innocent spouse relief to the widow of former San Francisco Mayor Joseph Alioto, saving her $1.9 million in taxes and penalties.

Her late husband (pictured), who died in 1998, served as mayor of the City by the Bay from 1968 to 1976. Kathleen Sullivan Alioto petitioned for relief after receiving bills for $153,501 and $1,832,010 for their joint 1995 and 1996 tax returns.

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