Thursday, January 10, 2008

Men arrested in multi-state tax evasion scheme

Four men were indicted and arrested for allegedly selling more than 1,000 people a tax "program" that illegally helps people avoid taxes and cost the government $7.5 million in lost taxes.

The programs were sold from 2001 through 2005 by the Freedom & Privacy Committee in Oregon, Louisiana, Virginia and Idaho, according to the indictment. A grand jury in Portland, Ore., issued one count against the men for conspiracy to defraud.