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    Filed at 12:12 pm under by dcobranchi

    Uber creationist Kent Hovind has been arrested for tax evasion and a host of other charges. Kent is playing(?) dumb:

    A Pensacola evangelist who owns the defunct Dinosaur Adventure Land in Pensacola was arrested Thursday on 58 federal charges, including failing to pay $473,818 in employee-related taxes and making threats against investigators.

    Of the 58 charges, 44 were filed against Kent Hovind and his wife, Jo, for evading bank reporting requirements as they withdrew $430,500 from AmSouth Bank between July 20, 2001, and Aug. 9, 2002.

    At the couple’s first court appearance Thursday before U.S. Magistrate Judge Miles Davis, Kent Hovind professed not to understand why he is being prosecuted. Some 20 supporters were in the courtroom.

    “I still don’t understand what I’m being charged for and who is charging me,” he said.

    Kent Hovind, who often calls himself “Dr. Dino,” has been sparring with the IRS for at least 17 years on his claims that he is employed by God, receives no income, has no expenses and owns no property.

    “The debtor apparently maintains that as a minister of God, everything he owns belongs to God and he is not subject to paying taxes to the United States on money he receives for doing God’s work,” U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Lewis Killian Jr. wrote when he dismissed a claim from Hovind in 1996.

    Wow. If I call myself a minister of the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster, could I escape all taxation too? On what day of Creation did God create prison cells?


    Comment by
    July 14th, 2006
    at 9:45 pm

    Tax evasion, gambling, shoplifting and fraud, Abramoff, wow, seems like the right can’t help but do wrong. Any bets on who goes down next? Maybe James Dobson ends up getting caught with Jim Baker’s lady friends.