An appeals court upheld the federal prison sentences of creationist minister Kent Hovind and his wife, Jo Hovind
, who were convicted of a host of tax-fraud charges.
He was found guilty
in November 2006 of failing to collect and pay $473,818 in employee-related taxes, obstructing tax laws and structuring transactions to avoid financial reporting laws.
Hovind was found guilty in November on 45 counts of evading bank-reporting requirements. The same jury found her husband guilty on 58 federal counts, including failure to pay $845,000 in employee-related taxes. He was sentenced in January to 10 years in federal prison.
The wife of Pensacola evangelist Kent Hovind was sentenced to a year and a day in federal prison Friday on federal tax charges.
In November, a jury found Kent Hovind guilty on 58 federal counts, including failure to pay $845,000 in employee-related taxes. In January, he was sentenced to 10 years in prison.
A newly remorseful Pensacola evangelist, who still disputes the government’s right to make him pay taxes, was sentenced Friday afternoon to 10 years in prison on federal tax charges.
Pensacola evangelist Kent Hovind was sentenced Friday afternoon to 10 years in prison on charges of tax fraud.
A Pensacola evangelist who argued he owed no taxes because everything he owns belongs to God will be sentenced in federal court today on a tax fraud conviction.
Kent Hovind, founder of Creation Science Evangelism and Dinosaur Adventure Land in Pensacola, was found guilty of 58 counts, including failure to pay $845,000 in employee-related taxes. He faces a maximum of 288 years in prison.
Despite a million-dollar business and speaking engagement earnings of nearly $50,000 a year, Pensacola evangelists Kent and Jo Hovind did not count the money as income.
After a weeklong delay, the trial of a Pensacola evangelist charged with income-tax evasion is expected to resume today.
For the second time this week, illness has delayed the trial of Pensacola evangelist Kent Hovind and his wife, Jo Hovind.
A Florida attorney testified Friday that Pensacola evangelist Kent Hovind disputed the government’s right to tax him and likened his ministry’s powers to that of a foreign embassy
A local Christian leader on Thursday testified against Pensacola evangelist Kent Hovind, explaining the Bible does not condone tax evasion. Rebekah Horton, Pensacola Christian College’s longtime senior vice president, took the stand during the second day of testimony at the federal trial.
Two people who worked for a Pensacola evangelist testified Wednesday in federal court that they didn’t consider where they worked to be a church. Evangelist Kent – Dr. Dino – Hovind is accused of failing to pay $473,818 in federal income, Social Security and Medicare taxes for employees of his Creation Science Ministry between March 31, 2001, and Jan. 31, 2004.
Opening statements began Tuesday in the trial of Pensacola evangelist Kent Hovind and his wife, Jo. Between them, the Hovinds are charged with 58 counts of tax fraud involving their Creation Science Ministry. The ministry includes Dinosaur Adventure Land on North Palafox Street, a creationist theme park dedicated to debunking evolution.
A creationist theme park promotes the idea that the Earth is 6,000 years old. The scientific community puts the age of Earth at 4.5 billion years. PENSACOLA – The hand-painted sign outside the parking lot promised a Darwin-free dinosaur encounter: “Where Dinosaurs and the Bible meet!” Inside Dinosaur Adventure Land, a creationist theme park that […]
The Tuesday trial of evangelist Kent Hovind and his wife, Jo, has been rescheduled for Oct. 17 in the U.S. District Court in Pensacola. Hovind, who calls himself ‘Dr. Dino,’ operates Dinosaur Adventure Land, a Pensacola theme park on North Palafox Street dedicated to creationism. Hovind is facing 58 federal tax charges, including evading nearly […]
U.S. District Judge Casey Rodgers denied this week, the request to lift travel restrictions for Pensacola creationist Kent Hovind. Hovind, who calls himself “Dr. Dino” and operates Dinosaur Adventure Land, at 5800 N. Palafox St., was scheduled to travel to five South African cities between Aug. 12 and Aug. 21 to debate scientists who refute […]
We learn some things early in life. One is to pick our fights and beware of big enemies who can squash us flat. But Kent “Dr. Dino” Hovind apparently feels the fight is worth the risk. He’s squaring off against Uncle Sam on charges of tax fraud. Hovind has lost before — with the U.S. […]