Kent Hovind, evangelist and proprietor of Pensacola’s Dinosaur Adventure Land creationist theme park, is facing 288 years in prison after conviction on 58 counts of tax fraud.
Hovind and his wife Jo, who could draw up to 225 years, had argued that they were working for God and that therefore their earnings, and those of their employees, were not subject to taxation. The park itself was closed in April because it had been built without a permit and because Escambia County authorities had never been allowed to inspect the premises. “Right now Caesar demands a building permit,” quipped Mike Whitehead, chair of the County Commission.
Sentencing will be on the 9th of January.
(Via Secular Blasphemy.)