Nine-Year Prison Sentence for Tax Defier
Richard Kellogg Armstrong of Arizona, age 77, was sentenced on August 10 to nine years in prison followed by three years of supervised release. The judge ordered the sentence to run consecutively to the 660-day prison term and $1,021,500 of fines cumulatively imposed on Armstrong as punitive sanctions for ten acts of contempt of court.
- One count of mail fraud,
- Eight counts of filing false claims against the United States,
- Three counts of engaging in monetary transactions in property derived from mail fraud, and
- One count of conspiracy to defraud the United States.
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Source: US Department of Justice