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Tax Evader Testified He Didn't Want to Pay

Tax Evader Testified He Didn't Want to Pay



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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- A Taylorsville man has been convicted of failing to pay state or federal income taxes for five years.

The Utah Tax Commission says Richard E. Fail, 57, was convicted of two felony charges of tax evasion by a 3rd District Court jury.

Tax Commission spokesman Charlie Roberts says Fail didn't try to argue taxes are unconstitutional like many prosecuted before him.

He just testified he didn't want to pay them.

Tax Commission chairwoman Pam Hendrickson says everybody has to pay their share and that Utah relies on income taxes to fund public education.

Judge Randall Skanchy will sentence Fail in February.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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