Former Trump confidant and campaign adviser Roger Stone was sued by the Department of Justice this Friday, saying that he has about $2 million in unpaid federal income taxes, Reuters reports.
The civil lawsuit, which was filed in Florida, alleges that Stone and his wife, Nydia, used a commercial entity to “shield their personal income from enforced collection and fund a lavish lifestyle despite owing nearly $2 million in unpaid taxes, interest and penalties,” according to Reuters.
“This is yet another example of the Democrats weaponizing the Justice Department in violation of the rule of law,” Stone said in a statement this Friday. “I will fight these politically motivated charges and I will prevail again.”
NEWS: Roger Stone and his wife are being sued by the government for nearly $2 million in federal taxes. The complaint accuses them of attempting to "defraud the United States": https://t.co/8oMkuIMmKG
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“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,” he added.
Stones and his wife reportedly deposited over $1 million in accounts belonging to a commercial entity, Drake Ventures, in an effort to avoid collection efforts. They used the funds drawn from those accounts to cover a down payment on a Fort Lauderdale condominium and other personal expenses.