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Archive for Friday, October 5, 2007

U.S. marshal: Convicted tax evaders arrested

October 5, 2007

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— A couple convicted of tax evasion were arrested peacefully at their Plainfield home Thursday night after holing up at the fortress-like compound for months, the U.S. Marshals Service said.

Ed and Elaine Brown were convicted on federal tax charges in January and refused to turn themselves in to authorities when they were sentenced in April to five years and three months in prison.

It was not immediately clear how they were taken into custody.

Ed Brown, 65, and his wife, 67, have claimed the federal income tax is not legitimate.

Comments

Haiku_Cuckoo 7 years, 2 months ago

Good. From the sounds of it, these people were cut from the same cloth as Timothy McVeigh. I agree that it's no fun to pay taxes but if you live in the US it's only fair that you chip-in like the rest of us.

Ragingbear 7 years, 2 months ago

The arresting officers posed as supporters in order to gain access. I guess they can feel lucky they didn't set the place on fire and shoot at anyone trying to escape the flames like they did in Waco.

Confrontation 7 years, 2 months ago

americorps: Maybe because these "two nimrods" aren't killing American citizens and using us to pay for their healthcare and unnecessary children. Just a thought.

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