Nick Matzke posted Entry 2848 on January 19, 2007 05:49 PM.
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Convicted felon Kent Hovind’s sentencing was today, and again the Pensacola News-Journal has the story:
Pensacola evangelist Kent Hovind was sentenced Friday afternoon to 10 years in prison on charges of tax fraud.
After a lengthy sentencing hearing that last 5 1/2 hours, U.S. District Judge Casey Rodgers ordered Hovind also:
– Pay $640,000 in restitution to the Internal Revenue Service.
– Pay the prosecution’s court costs of $7,078.
– Serve three years parole once he is released from prison.
Not knowing anything about sentencing, I had figured Hovind would get time already served plus probation or something. I guess not. Probably with good behavior this will become 5 years or less of actual prison time. The moral of the story: living in your own personal alternate reality works for only so long. That, and don’t tick off the IRS.
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