An appeals court judge has ordered that a tax protestor is entitled to a new trial because he was denied the opportunity for expert testimony from his psychiatrist.
Judge Richard C. Tallman ruled in favor of Lawrence Cohen, who worked at a Las Vegas store where he and two co-defendants had sold books, audiotapes, videos and instructional packages from tax protestor Irwin Schiff explaining how to "legally stop paying income taxes." He and Schiff, along with another of Schiff's followers, Cynthia Neun, provided advice to customers on how to file a "zero return," federal income tax returns with a zero on each line related to income and expenses.
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