Failed gubernatorial candidate George Henry "Nick" Jesson, who ran on a strident anti-tax platform, has been sentenced to 27 months in federal prison for tax fraud and ordered to pay $215,454 in restitution.

Jesson, 55, was involved with a group called "We the People for Constitutional Education," which contended that paying taxes is not required in the United States. He publicly dared tax agents to try and collect from him and described raids on his home and business as terrorist attacks.

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