Political Consultant and IRS Scofflaw Doug Guetzloe Sentenced to 15 Months
In Orlando on Monday, political consultant Doug Guetzloe, founder and chairman of Ax the Tax, was sentenced to 15 months in federal prison for failing to file his tax returns.
Prosecutors said Guetzloe failed to file returns on almost $187,000 in income in 2005, and more than $188,000 in 2006.
During his February trial, IRS employees testified that Guetzloe repeatedly filed his tax returns late, and because of that, accrued more than $200,000 in fines and penalties.
His attorney asked for, but was denied, just probation for his client.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Roger Handberg insisted that even though Guetzloe insisted he took full responsibility, he hadn't. The case has been dragging on for 15 years.
"His goal was to ax his own taxes," said Handberg.
The Orlando Sentinel has the full story.