Former California gubernatorial candidate George "Nick" Jesson has pleaded guilty to state tax evasion charges and will begin serving a 27-month term in prison concurrently with his sentence for federal tax evasion charges.
Jesson, 55, who finished fourth in the state's 2002 Republican primary, campaigned on a strident anti-tax platform -- often saying that taxes were unconstitutional and easily avoided. At one point, he took out an ad in a national newspaper to announce that he had stopped withholding taxes for the employees of his electronics businesses because the government had no authority to demand the money.
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