Pensacola Evangelist Arrested on Tax Charges

A Pensacola evangelist and owner of the city's defunct Dinosaur Adventure Land has been arrested on tax charges.

Kent Hovind was arrested on 58 federal charges including 44 charges jointly filed against his wife, Jo, for evading bank reporting requirements when they withdrew over $430,000 in 2001 and 2002. He is also accused of making threats against federal investigators.

Hovind, who calls himself ``Doctor Dino'' and claims that that he is employed by God and owns no taxable property, has fought with the IRS for at least 17 years.

The indictment alleges Kent Hovind paid employees cash and called them missionaries to avoid paying taxes.


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