Skip to comments.Feds sue anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan over back taxes
Posted on 02/22/2012 11:09:54 AM PST by MissesBush
SACRAMENTO, CA (KXTV) - The federal government has filed a lawsuit to force anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan to provide her financial records to the Internal Revenue Service.
An IRS revenue officer said Sheehan refused to answer any questions about her finances after receiving a summons at her Vacaville home.
The U.S. Attorney's office on Tuesday filed a petition to enforce the IRS summons.
The summons ordered Sheehan to produce bank account statements for the period from August through early November 2011.
According to IRS revenue officer Jose Arteaga, the financial information may be relevant to the collection of Sheehan's federal income tax liabilities for tax years 2005 and 2006.
Arteaga said Sheehan first met with him on Nov. 22 and sought an extension to Jan. 17. It was during the January meeting that she refused to answer any questions or produce the requested documents.
Sheehan said she's always been up front with the IRS and has no intention of paying her taxes. She says the government has already taken enough from her.
"If they (federal government), can give me my son back, I'll pay my taxes, but that's not going to happen," Sheehan said.
Sheehan became an anti-war activist after her son, U.S. Army Specialist Casey Sheehan, was killed in Iraq. She attracted national attention after setting up a camp in 2005 near President George W. Bush's ranch in Texas.
More recently, Sheehan has been involved in the Occupy movement and was arrested during an October demonstration in Sacramento.
The IRS lists Sheehan as self-employed. She was not immediately available for comment on the tax lawsuit.
Maybe she should call the pResident.
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Not paying her fair share I see.
Sheehan can see how far she gets with the IRS with her BS act.
Let her follow in Al Capone’s footsteps.
It seems that she is of no longer use to Obama.
What’s the problem? Just show the IRS the bank statements where she got the dough from lefty groups which made her “self employed”..
Hard to know who to root for here, but she should not tangle with the IRS.
bet there’s a bunch of large deposits from a G. Soros
Doesn’t she realize her 15 minutes have been up a LONG time ago?
I wonder how much media payola she got? She supplied them with useful idiot poses by the dozen, after all.
I think you're right, that she can't get past her son's death. The media and lefties who egged her on bear some responsibility for this, IMHO.
What an act.
Be in prison, the other cons will provide everything else.
One wonders why her multimillionaire friend Jodie (Code Pink) Evans doesn’t help her out. At one time they were as thick as thieves( pun intended).
The downside to being a useful idiot is that one day you will no longer be useful.
It was obvious to me....the first time I was exposed to Miss Sheehan...she was mentally ill.
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