Tuesday, August 04, 2009

IRS Can Shut Down Dinosaur Adventure Land

The Kent Hovind-created Dinosaur Adventure Land is in danger of being shut down, according to a story in the Pensacola News Journal by Kris Wernowsky. The story notes:
A ruling this week says the nine properties that make up Dinosaur Adventure Land, and two bank accounts associated with the park will be used to satisfy $430,400 in restitution owed to the federal government.

Kent Hovind, who founded the park and his ministry, Creation Science Evangelism, is serving 10 years in federal prison as a result of a tax-fraud conviction for failing to pay more than $470,000 in employee taxes in a long-running dispute with the Internal Revenue Service.

Kent Hovind was found guilty in November 2006 on 58 counts, including failure to pay employee taxes and making threats against investigators.

The East Peoria, Ill. native sparred with the IRS for 17 years before his conviction. He claimed no income or property since he was employed by God and said that his ministers were not subject to payroll taxes.
Employed by God? I, somehow, don't think my pastor would claim that and then quit paying taxes. That is amazing. Get the bulldozers!

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