- Associated Press - Friday, July 17, 2015

DENVER (AP) - The Colorado Court of Appeals upheld the convictions for tax evasion and other charges that sent anti-tax activist Douglas Bruce to jail for six months in 2012.

The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel reports (https://goo.gl/yc6Nkz ) that the court’s three-judge panel on Thursday declined to overturn Bruce’s convictions in Denver District Court. He was found guilty of tax evasion, filing a false tax return, and failure to file a return or pay taxes.

Bruce said in his 2005 state tax return that he had no taxable income because he donated his $40,000 salary to charity. It was a charity he controlled.

Bruce is best known for being the author of the voter-approved Colorado’s Taxpayer’s Bill or Rights. It limits how much tax revenue the government can keep, and requires voter-approval for taxes.

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Information from: The Daily Sentinel, https://www.gjsentinel.com

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