Anti-tax crusaders jailed after following B.C. man’s ‘preposterous’ evasion scheme

OTTAWA — A wealthy Ottawa couple who followed the teachings of a B.C. group that believes taxes are unconstitutional have pleaded guilty to evading almost a million dollars in personal taxes and to helping others evade millions more.

Pembroke dentist Tania Kovaluk, 50, and her husband, U.S. citizen Lee Williams, 55, were sentenced Tuesday to 2.5 years and four years in prison, respectively. They are followers of Russ Porisky, a British Columbia man who is himself serving a four-year prison sentence for tax evasion.

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