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Live Free Or Go To Jail

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Buffet, Jan 18, 2007.

  1. Buffet

    Buffet New Member


    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - A man who holed up in his house with armed supporters while being tried on tax evasion charges was convicted Thursday, along with his wife, of failing to pay federal income taxes for a decade.

    Ed Brown has said he will defend himself against capture if necessary.

    U.S. Marshal Stephen Monier said Thursday that members of his staff continued talking by telephone with Brown and had no plans to confront him. Brown said he expected federal agents to swarm his property soon.

    "Live free or die," he said in a telephone interview, quoting New Hampshire's motto. "What else can I say?"

    Ed Brown's wife, Elaine, a dentist who earned most of the couple's income, has been staying with a son in Massachusetts and attended the trial.

    The Browns, of Plainfield, contend they are not required to pay federal income tax. They stopped paying income taxes in 1996 and stopped filing returns in 1998, a prosecutor said. They could each face decades in prison; the government says they owe more than $625,000.
  2. Eagleboy

    Eagleboy Guest

    Hi, Ed.

    Shouldn't you be paying your taxes instead of posting on this board?
  3. pressboxer

    pressboxer Active Member

    Why do I get the feeling they'll just blockade his house and wait for him to run out of food?
  4. alleyallen

    alleyallen Guest

    Buffet, you're going to spend your first post on that story?
  5. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    "A man has barricaded himself in his apartment. He's unarmed, made no demands, taken no hostages and nobody really cares." /georgecarlin

    Edit: Fixed
  6. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    I don't have any problem with the guy not paying any taxes, as long as he never receives any government benefits, drives on public roads or sends any kids to public school.
  7. Bill Horton

    Bill Horton Active Member

    hey, what else has he got to do to pass the time away?
  8. HejiraHenry

    HejiraHenry Well-Known Member

    He should be grateful that Janet Reno isn't in charge of the situation.

    Burn, baby, burn ...
  9. Smallpotatoes

    Smallpotatoes Well-Known Member

    You forgot the unarmed part.
  10. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    Well his wife is apparently collecting a check, they're probably paying property taxes and they are certainly paying sales tax on anything they purchase so I'd say he's entitled to some of that.
  11. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    OK. He can have a sidewalk and the bicycle lane.
  12. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    Ed just be thankful that Janet Reno is no longer the AG.
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