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Sunday, November 05, 2006

Prosecutors rest case against Hovind

Published - November, 1, 2006
Prosecutors rest case against Hovind

Nicole Lozare
The prosecution has rested its case in the trial of Pensacola evangelist and tax protestor Kent Hovind and his wife, Jo.

The defense will not present a case.

Kent Hovind is charged with 58 federal counts, including failure to pay $473,818 in employee-related taxes. Jo Hovind and her husband also are charged with 44 counts of evading bank-reporting requirements.

IRS agent Scott Schneider led the four-year IRS investigation of Kent Hovind, a creationist who owns Dinosaur Adventure Land on North Palafox Street and is founder of Creation Science Ministries.

This morning, Schneider wrapped up 2 1/2 days of testimony, answering questions from the defense about his experience in Iraq as an Army interrogator.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Michelle Heldmyer went over Schneider’s credentials. She asked about Schneider’s authority to issue summons and his ability to seize property in the IRS investigation.

For more on the day's events in court, read Thursday's News Journal.


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