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Irwin Schiff, tax resister and candidate for 1996 L.P. nomination, dies in federal prison

Irwin Schiff, famed advocate of refusal to pay income taxes, passed away yesterday in federal prison at age 87. In 1996, Schiff sought the Libertarian nomination for President, participating in a debate with other candidates that was broadcast on C-SPAN. In 2005, Schiff was convicted on several counts of tax evasion and failure to file, and was sentenced on his 78th birthday to 12 years and 7 months in prison, a term he was still serving on his death.… Read more ...