Prosecutor: Tax dodger now dodging prison sentence

A prominent tax dodger who was supposed to surrender to prison earlier this month is now accused of dodging his 10-year prison sentence.

Posted: Mar 20, 2019 2:40 PM

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- A prominent tax dodger who was supposed to surrender to prison earlier this month is now accused of dodging his 10-year prison sentence by failing to turn himself in to the federal Bureau of Prisons as ordered.

The Oregonian/OregonLive reports Winston Shrout was supposed to start serving his sentence March 4 after the 9th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals denied his request to remain out of custody pending his appeal.

The appeals court upheld U.S. District Judge Robert E. Jones' ruling that Shrout poses a danger if he were to remain in the community.

The next day, federal authorities issued a warrant for Shrout's arrest.

Shrout was sentenced Oct. 22 after a federal jury convicted him of six misdemeanor counts of willful failure to file tax returns and 13 felony counts of producing, presenting and shipping fictitious financial instruments.

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