Roger Stone Sued for Unpaid Taxes Roger Stone leaves Federal Court after a sentencing hearing February 20, 2020, in Washington, DC. (BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Images)
By Nick Koutsobinas | Saturday, 17 April 2021 09:33 AM
The United States Justice Department has filed a civil lawsuit against Roger Stone who is said to owe around $2 million in unpaid federal income taxes.
A federal district court in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on Friday alleged Stone, a longtime ally of former President Donald Trump, used a limited liability corporation called 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," according to The Hill.
The lawsuit reads, "Although they used funds held in Drake Ventures accounts to pay some of their taxes, the Stones’ use of Drake Ventures to hold their funds allowed them to shield their personal income from enforced collection and fund a lavish lifestyle despite owing nearly $2 million in unpaid taxes, interest and penalties."
"This is yet another example of the Democrats weaponizing the Justice Department in violation of the rule of law," Stone said in a statement Friday night, according to NBC News. "I will fight these politically motivated charges and I will prevail again.
"This case against me is motivated by blood lust and liberal hysteria over the fact that President Trump saw the clear corruption of my trial and had the strength and the courage to correct this injustice by issuing me a grant of clemency."
Currently, Stone has no representation. The charges are being brought nearly four months after Trump had pardoned Stone.