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Richard Michael Simkanin was a tax protester who was imprisoned after having been convicted on twenty-nine counts of United States federal tax crimes.
This Friday, June 18th, Richard Simkanin, after having been held as a political prisoner by the U.S. tyrants for over SIX YEARS, will be free (relatively speaking).
Jailed Tax Protester Richard Simkanin died in prison at 12:43 yesterday. I spoke with Simakin’s friend, Daniel Schinzing of Keene, TX, who said that Simkanin had been experiencing weakness, chest pain, and had a large lump on his chest. News of Simkanin’s death was not a surprise, given his condition. He was 67 years old at the time of his death. Simkanin had been released from prison earlier this year, but jailed again after claims of violation of his terms of release. He had served seven years in federal prison after refusing to withhold taxes from his employees at his Bedford, TX plastics business. He had been sentenced to an additional 7 years after his alleged violation of terms of release.
...section 3707 of the Internal Revenue Service Restructuring and Reform Act of 1998 states that IRS personnel:
(1) shall not designate taxpayers as illegal tax protesters (or any similar designation); and
(2) in the case of any such designation made on or before the date of the enactment of this Act [i.e., made on or before July 22, 1998]--
(A) shall remove such designation from the individual master file; and
(B) shall disregard any such designation not located in the individual master file."