U.S. marshals arrested a Battle Creek, Mich., man for refusing to release the names of the clients that he provided with income tax advice.Charles Conces, who was a candidate for Michigan Attorney General last year, was arrested earlier this month for civil contempt after he failed to comply with a Feb. 8 court order. The order had also compelled Conces to disclose the identities of the people who are responsible for his Web site, as well as any documents that he drafted, or assisted in drafting -- all of which Conces refused to do.
In April 2006, the court permanently enjoined Conces and his organization, the National Lawman Committee for the Public Interest, from preparing tax returns for others and promoting several tax fraud schemes. According to the court, Conces promoted “tax evasion by creating and selling materials designed to obstruct the administration of the income tax laws.”
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