Category: Kent Hovind
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.