Libertarian Arrested For Tax Evasion

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William Brenner

Well, there goes another congressional vote for tax reform.

From 'The New York Times'
November 6, 2004
Libertarian Arrested for Tax Evasion

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Filed at 12:17 p.m. ET

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A Libertarian who lost a race for
Congress on Tuesday has been arrested for evading $87,000 in
federal income taxes.

Arthur L. Farnsworth, 42, had vowed on his Web site that he
would never file an individual federal income-tax return
again.

A federal grand jury alleged the electrical engineer failed
to pay taxes for three years on more than $221,000 in income
and tried to conceal his earnings by transferring assets to
fraudulent trusts and overseas bank accounts.

Farnsworth, treasurer of the Pennsylvania Libertarian Party,
drew fewer than 4,000 votes in his bid for a seat in the
House of Representatives. Republican Michael Fitzpatrick won
the race.

Farnsworth was jailed Friday to await a Monday bail hearing.
If convicted of tax evasion, he could be jailed for at least
a year and ordered to pay all back taxes.
 
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Frederick Jorden

William said:
Well, there goes another congressional vote for tax reform.

From 'The New York Times'
November 6, 2004
Libertarian Arrested for Tax Evasion

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Filed at 12:17 p.m. ET

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A Libertarian who lost a race for
Congress on Tuesday has been arrested for evading $87,000 in
federal income taxes.

Arthur L. Farnsworth, 42, had vowed on his Web site that he
would never file an individual federal income-tax return
again.

A federal grand jury alleged the electrical engineer failed
to pay taxes for three years on more than $221,000 in income
and tried to conceal his earnings by transferring assets to
fraudulent trusts and overseas bank accounts.

Farnsworth, treasurer of the Pennsylvania Libertarian Party,
drew fewer than 4,000 votes in his bid for a seat in the
House of Representatives. Republican Michael Fitzpatrick won
the race.

Farnsworth was jailed Friday to await a Monday bail hearing.
If convicted of tax evasion, he could be jailed for at least
a year and ordered to pay all back taxes.
I think there have been tax evaders who were members of the
Republican and Democrat parties.
 

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