Pensacola evangelist pleads not guilty to tax fraud charges

PENSACOLA – A Pensacola evangelist, also known as “Doctor Dino,” has pleaded not guilty to tax fraud charges.

Kent Hovind is the owner of owner of the city’s defunct Dinosaur Adventure Land.

Hovind was arrested on 58 federal charges including 44 charges jointly filed against his wife, Jo, for evading bank reporting requirements when they withdrew over 430-thousand dollars in 2001 and 2002.

Hovind, who calls himself “Doctor Dino” and claims that that he is employed by God and owns no taxable property, has fought with the I-R-S for years.

The indictment alleges Kent Hovind paid employees cash and called them missionaries to avoid paying taxes. His trial is set for September fifth.

His wife has also pleaded not guilty.

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July 18, 2006

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