Apr 16, 2021 - Politics & Policy

DOJ sues Roger Stone, alleging he owes nearly $2 million in unpaid income taxes

Picture of Roger Stone and his wife Nydia Stone

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The Justice Department on Friday filed a civil lawsuit against Roger Stone and his wife, Nydia, accusing them of owing almost $2 million in unpaid income taxes.

Details: The Stones used Drake Ventures, a commercial entity, to "shield their personal income from enforced collection and fund a lavish lifestyle despite owing nearly $2 million in unpaid taxes, interest and penalties," the lawsuit alleges.

  • "They used Drake Ventures to receive payments that are payable to Roger Stone personally, pay their personal expenses, shield their assets, and avoid reporting taxable income to the IRS," it adds.
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