Fugitive tax cheats arrested

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREChargers go winless in AFC West with season-ending loss in Kansas CityIt was not immediately clear how they were taken into custody. “We had no indication that the Browns intended to voluntarily surrender, so we had to move forward with an operation that promised the safest possible outcome. That day was today,” U.S. Marshal Stephen Monier said in a news release. Ed Brown, 65, and his wife, 67, have claimed the federal income tax is not legitimate. They were convicted of hiding $1.9 million of income between 1996 and 2003. Ed Brown repeatedly said that any attempts to arrest him would result in a violent confrontation. The home is on an isolated dirt road and includes a turret that offers a 360-degree view of the property and a driveway that is sometimes barricaded with sport utility vehicles. By Kathy McCormack THE ASSOCIATED PRESS CONCORD, N.H. – A couple convicted of tax evasion were arrested peacefully at their Plainfield home Thursday night after holing up at the fortresslike compound for months, the U.S. Marshals Service said. Ed and Elaine Brown were convicted on federal tax charges in January and refused to surrender to authorities when they were sentenced in April to five years and three months in prison. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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