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Apple was never under investigation for tax evasion, nor were the other major corporations that were part of the investigation. This site rarely points it out since it prefers Apple fans feel like Apple is being attacked so they'll get emotional about it. Other corporations included as part of this same investigation? Yep. Google, Microsoft, Hewlett Packard all testified and received quite a bit of press coverage as well. If all you read is this site, then you'd probably have the impression it was all about Apple.
All were found to be doing more or less the same thing to various degrees- but you bundled two words together that are very distinctly separate...
It tend to agree with your assessment that writers of article try to invoke some sort of emotions in people and around here it is Apple is under attack.
However, when congress calls a company to Washington and asked them to speak, they are under investigation anything they say will cause legal action against the individual or the company depending on how you answer or do not answer their questions. Ask M$ about that when the initially refused to speak to congress about IE and it predatory practices, I think the paid a nice big fine. Also look what happen to Firestone and the Tires on Ford Explorers when their CEO refuse to show up.
The best and only comment that Apple made which really made a difference in all of this was that clearly said they only follow the taxes laws as currently written and would be happy to have them change for the better to allow them to bring back the money. Ie the pointed the finger at congress since they wrote the laws.