What is it about crazy wingnut tax protesters and Florida? A resident of that state who claims that he really lives in the “kingdom of heaven” and therefore he is not subject to American taxation, has been indicted for tax fraud and failing to pay his income taxes. And the guy has the perfect name for someone making such a claim:
A 40-year-old Melbourne man who told IRS agents he was not subject to man’s laws but instead was an American national who “resided in the Kingdom of Heaven,” pled not guilty this week to charges he filed false tax returns.
Russell P. Gentile also faces one count of obstruction of an IRS agent after a grand jury indicted him…
Investigators reported that Gentile told IRS agents that he would sue them in court if they continued to call him and ordered them to remove his name and Social Security number from the agency’s databases.
“I have been as polite and patient as I can be,” Gentile wrote agents in one letter.
“. . . you have both violated the law by canvassing me outside your jurisdiction of the District of Columbia and exceeded the scope of your authority,” the letter said.
He should go ask Kent Hovind how that argument turned out for him. He can be visited in federal prison in Colorado.