The man that brought you Dinosaur Adventure Land (Where Dinosaurs and the Bible Meet!) is going to jail. From the Pensacola News Journal:

Pensacola evangelist and tax protester Kent Hovind winked at his wife and gave her a reassuring smile as he was led away to jail.

Jo Hovind clutched the necktie he had been wearing. She kept her eyes on her husband until he was out of sight.

A 12-person jury deliberated for 2½ hours on Thursday before finding the couple guilty of all counts in their tax-fraud case.

Kent Hovind, founder of Creation Science Evangelism and Dinosaur Adventure Land in Pensacola, was found guilty of 58 counts, including failure to pay $845,000 in employee-related taxes. He faces a maximum of 288 years in prison.

Jo Hovind was charged and convicted in 44 of the counts involving evading bank-reporting requirements. She faces up to 225 years in prison but was allowed to remain free pending the couple's sentencing on Jan. 9.
The absolute fucking kicker is that Hovind's defense team argued that the IRS targetted him because of his religious beliefs.

Bullshit. You owed the IRS the better part of a million dollars. They targeted you because YOU DIDN'T FUCKING PAY YOUR TAXES!

The article at the Pensecola News Journal website has a comments section full of batshit crazy Creationists defending Hovind. Go read them and marvel...

No comments: