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Friday, June 24, 2005

Summer of the Tax Protesters?

BannisterTax Protester and former IRS agent Joe Bannister was acquitted yesterday of all charges by a federal district court jury in Sacramento.  Tax Analysts reports:

A former Criminal Investigation (CI) Division special agent who left the IRS in 1999 over disagreements about the validity of the federal income tax, Banister was exonerated of conspiring to defraud the IRS and of helping Cencal Aviation Products proprietor Walter A. "Al" Thompson file false returns for tax years 1996-1998. Thompson was found guilty of tax evasion and failure to withhold in January 2005 and was sentenced to six years in prison.

Other big tax protestor cases scheduled for trial this summer include:

For more details, see here.  See Quatloos for critical views of Messrs. Bannister, Rose, and Schiff.

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