Longtime political operative and Donald Trump ally Roger Stone has been sued by the Department of Justice for alleged thousands and thousands in unpaid federal revenue taxes.
The go well with, filed Friday in federal court docket in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, says Stone and his spouse, Nydia, used a restricted legal responsibility company known as Drake Ventures to “shield their personal income … and fund a lavish lifestyle despite owing nearly $2 million in unpaid taxes, interest and penalties,” Reuters reported.
In January 2019, Stone and his spouse used Drake Ventures funds to buy a house in Florida’s Broward County, and registered it underneath one other entity, The Hill reported. According to the lawsuit, the couple was in “substantial debt” to the IRS on the time of buy.
Stone couldn’t instantly be reached for remark.
Stone, a longtime GOP political operative and confidant of the previous president, served as Trump’s 2016 marketing campaign adviser. His actions main as much as the siege of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 are reportedly being investigated by the FBI. Videos present Stone within the firm of members of key extremist teams who stormed the constructing.
In a Washington rally a month earlier than the storming of the Capitol, Stone, surrounded by members of the violent extremist Proud Boys, urged the gang to “never give up and fight for America” — in different phrases, by overturning the democratic election. The evening earlier than the Capitol assault, Stone spoke at a Washington rally and known as the battle a battle between the “godly and the godless,” between “good and evil.”
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