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RogerM

(150 posts)
Fri Apr 16, 2021, 07:35 PM Apr 2021

Justice Department sues Trump ally Roger Stone and wife over alleged $2 million in unpaid taxes

Source: CNBC

The Department of Justice sued Roger Stone, the loyal former advisor to ex-President Donald Trump, alleging he and his wife owe nearly $2 million in unpaid federal taxes and other fees.

The lawsuit accuses Stone and Nydia Stone of using an “alter ego” company in an attempt to “shield their personal income from enforced collection and fund a lavish lifestyle.”

The civil complaint also alleges the Stones “intended to defraud the United States” through a fraudulent transfer of money used to buy their house.

Read more: https://www.cnbc.com/2021/04/16/doj-sues-trump-ally-roger-stone-wife-over-alleged-unpaid-taxes.html

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Justice Department sues Trump ally Roger Stone and wife over alleged $2 million in unpaid taxes (Original Post) RogerM Apr 2021 OP
Sink like a stone, fucker Blue Owl Apr 2021 #1
More from CNN RogerM Apr 2021 #2
With Trump as President-for-life... dchill Apr 2021 #3
Since when does IRS sue people? CanonRay Apr 2021 #4
There's a precedent. It worked to get Al Capone out of circulation. abqtommy Apr 2021 #5
Unless you sign a consent decree with the IRS SCantiGOP Apr 2021 #6
Merrick Garland is leaving no Roger Stone unturned DesertRat Apr 2021 #7
Oh yeah! NCjack Apr 2021 #18
Way too many rich people use these pass through companies KS Toronado Apr 2021 #8
Major member of the dRumpf mob going to go to the slammer Justice matters. Apr 2021 #9
Those that have been following him for the last 40-50 years... Cheezoholic Apr 2021 #10
Lock Him (them?) UP! Evolve Dammit Apr 2021 #11
sue hell , income-tax evasion ! indictment & arrest ! monkeyman1 Apr 2021 #12
is he going to try to whip out his pardon TomDaisy Apr 2021 #13
that pardon he can use for ass wipe monkeyman1 Apr 2021 #14
Rog was having so much fun dressing up like a Batman villain Grokenstein Apr 2021 #15
Isn't $2 Million chump change to those elite traitors? C Moon Apr 2021 #16
Time for Roger to set up another Gofundme account FakeNoose Apr 2021 #17
You can go to jail for tax fraud, too Deminpenn Apr 2021 #19
I thought he was whining because he was broke? Bayard Apr 2021 #20
Why no criminal charges? Picaro Apr 2021 #21
Exactly my question too? WTH - a civil suit? Marie Marie Apr 2021 #23
2 million dollars? How about send him to prison, instead of suing him. Mc Mike Apr 2021 #22

Blue Owl

(51,990 posts)
1. Sink like a stone, fucker
Fri Apr 16, 2021, 07:37 PM
Apr 2021

I'm pretty sure that if Roger was in deep shit before, he's now in deep, deep, DEEP shit!!!

RogerM

(150 posts)
2. More from CNN
Fri Apr 16, 2021, 07:37 PM
Apr 2021
https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/16/politics/roger-stone-nydia-stone-civil-lawsuit-unpaid-taxes/index.html
The Justice Department filed a civil lawsuit against former President Donald Trump's ally Roger Stone on Friday, accusing him and his wife of owing nearly $2 million in unpaid taxes.

In a six-count civil complaint, investigators said Stone and his wife, Nydia Stone, owed about $1.5 million in unpaid taxes form 2007 and 2011, and an additional $407,000 from 2018.
"The Stones evaded and frustrated the (Internal Revenue Service's) collection efforts" by repeatedly funneling money to a corporate entity they controlled called Drake Ventures, investigators wrote. Stone and his wife then used Drake Ventures account to "fund a lavish lifestyle despite owing nearly $2 million in unpaid taxes, interest and penalties," they wrote.
According to the complaint, the Stones allegedly used the Drake Ventures account to pay for personal expenses like spa visits, haircuts, groceries, restaurants and dentist appointments.

dchill

(38,980 posts)
3. With Trump as President-for-life...
Fri Apr 16, 2021, 07:39 PM
Apr 2021

...he was never going to have to deal with it. Until January Sixth, he probably thought it was a done deal.

SCantiGOP

(13,920 posts)
6. Unless you sign a consent decree with the IRS
Fri Apr 16, 2021, 08:55 PM
Apr 2021

(which is usually your best option) the IRS has to have a court order to take your assets. They do have the right to freeze accounts and even seize assets temporarily to keep someone from diverting them, but the taxpayer had the right to have the action presented to a court.

KS Toronado

(18,139 posts)
8. Way too many rich people use these pass through companies
Fri Apr 16, 2021, 09:59 PM
Apr 2021

and other methods to avoid paying taxes. Hope we get some of these loopholes closed.

Cheezoholic

(2,189 posts)
10. Those that have been following him for the last 40-50 years...
Fri Apr 16, 2021, 10:22 PM
Apr 2021

know what "lavish lifestyle" really is. Those that haven't, lets just say it makes Matt Gaetz and Jeffery Epstein look like cupcakes. The "Stone family" are master craftsmen of "Eyes Wide Shut"

 

monkeyman1

(5,109 posts)
12. sue hell , income-tax evasion ! indictment & arrest !
Fri Apr 16, 2021, 11:10 PM
Apr 2021

been nomal every day person been in jail & asset 's seize 'd !!! al capone was picked for less than that !! total bull shit .

Grokenstein

(5,757 posts)
15. Rog was having so much fun dressing up like a Batman villain
Sat Apr 17, 2021, 12:48 AM
Apr 2021

that he forgot what tends to happen to them in the end. Waaaak, waaaak, waaaaak.

FakeNoose

(33,852 posts)
17. Time for Roger to set up another Gofundme account
Sat Apr 17, 2021, 06:55 AM
Apr 2021

He'll get the ChumpHumpers to bail him out ... again.

Picaro

(1,588 posts)
21. Why no criminal charges?
Sat Apr 17, 2021, 04:06 PM
Apr 2021

Anyone understand why the IRS is not involved?

This sounds like criminal tax evasion. Why is the Department of Justice suing (a civil action)?

The IRS already has a judgement against them and they've failed to comply with the judgement. What keeps the IRS from filing a criminal complaint?

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