The Ed Brown Standoff Ends

Ken AshfordCrimeLeave a Comment

A follow-up to something I blogged about in August

Ed Brown and his wife have been finally taken into custody, after a five month standoff with police:

They were convicted of evading $1.9 million in taxes — a crime punishable by up to five years in prison. The Browns were sentenced in absentia in April.

But they refused to go to prison.

I’m still not sure why it took so long.  Yes, I understand the desire for it not to turn into another Ruby Ridge deal, but c’mon.

Brown doesn’t believe the tax laws are valid.  A jury of his peers disagreed.

CORRECTION:  The members of the jury, having brains, are not Brown’s peers.