Douglas Bruce Gets Jail, Probation For Tax Evasion

By: AP/KKTV
By: AP/KKTV
Douglas Bruce was sentenced to six years of probation and 180 days in county jail for tax evasion.

Credit: Colorado Attorney General

DENVER (AP) -- The father of Colorado's Taxpayers' Bill of Rights has been sentenced to 180 days in jail and six years' probation for evading taxes.

Douglas Bruce was sentenced today after his felony convictions for evading state taxes, filing a false return and failing to file a tax return between 2005 and 2010. His jail term comes from two consecutive 90-day terms.

Bruce was convicted of hiding millions of dollars in a sham charity prosecutors said he set up to avoid taxes.

Bruce, a former state lawmaker, said state officials went after him for promoting smaller government. He vowed to appeal.

Bruce's short jail term was described as part of his probation.


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  • by Bruce is a Bully Location: cs on Feb 16, 2012 at 05:48 PM
    Here's wishing Tabor's creator the absolute WORST during his stay in jail!
  • by SH Location: TX on Feb 14, 2012 at 11:49 AM
    Thanks, Doug for restoring my faith in the justice system!
  • by Aware Location: Powers on Feb 14, 2012 at 08:01 AM
    Thanks Doug, I'm sending you some money that you have saved me. Just a small amount of the thousands you have saved me if it wasn't for TABOR. The mentality in here is obviously state funded with our money. They are going away as we are seeing now. No more apathy from the people. Your gone.
  • by Citizen View on Feb 14, 2012 at 07:30 AM
    Is it any surprise Mr. Bruce wouldn’t admit any wrong doing? He is apparently just as dishonest as the politicians and government agencies he dislikes so much. His ego will never let him admit to any fault. His only defense is always they’re picking on me and I didn’t get to subpoena every citizen in the county to waste the governments, courts and peoples time…..
  • by John Location: Calhan on Feb 14, 2012 at 07:21 AM
    Couldn't have happened to a more deserving person!
  • by Nibors Location: COS on Feb 14, 2012 at 06:56 AM
    Thank you, Doug, if it wasn't for you we couldn't afford to live in this town/state; the tax bite would have been unreal. However, you still need to follow the rules, just like the rest of us.
  • by Sam Location: Monument on Feb 13, 2012 at 07:08 PM
    six years in jail & 6 months probation would have been better!
  • by JD Location: Colorado Springs on Feb 13, 2012 at 07:03 PM
    Saying Doug Bruce has done this City, County or State any good, is like saying saying a skid mark is good for your underwear. He is nothing more than a rude lonley old man, who enjoys making everyone miserable. Just ask his wife or girl friend and children. Sheeple who embrace his ideas are just following the wolf to pasture. TABOR was a good idea, just not perfect.
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      by llortie on Feb 14, 2012 at 02:34 AM in reply to JD
      Douglas Bruce was a saint to this city and you are wrong!
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        by LOLZ on Feb 14, 2012 at 05:33 AM in reply to llortie
        No, actually he is a FELON. Maybe he can find some protection money, or you can put some on his books, while he is in Denver.
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        by Aware on Feb 14, 2012 at 06:31 PM in reply to llortie
        Ditto llortie
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      by Koi on Feb 14, 2012 at 02:34 AM in reply to JD
      U MAD BRO?
  • by Iknow Location: Colorado Springs on Feb 13, 2012 at 05:53 PM
    People that feel sorry for Doug Bruce should look at his history as a LL and as a property owner. He does not care for the good of the community and thumbed his nose at many laws that are in place to preserve and protect property values. He wanted all the benefits the government provides but he wanted everyone else to pay for them. People that think he cared about this community and people should talk to former tenants of his. This was another example that Doug Bruce felt he was above the law and that he could badger people and the system to get out of everything like he has done during his career.
  • by Anonymous on Feb 13, 2012 at 05:48 PM
    it just shows how stupid native Coloradoans are....you let people from kansas,texas and california take advantage of you and turn you from independents to tea baggers cuz you are such sheep....even that dude from focus on the family is from california...thank god I know lots of real old school natives...and guess what ...they are all democrats...
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      by John on Feb 14, 2012 at 12:06 AM in reply to
      So, according to your logic, people originally from Colorado are stupid, unless they're your friends. Then they're stupid democrats.
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      by llortie on Feb 14, 2012 at 02:37 AM in reply to
      Go back to wherever you came from CO doesn't want you anyways!! Coloradans are not Idiots!
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      by Koi on Feb 14, 2012 at 02:38 AM in reply to
      A blanket statement just calling a large group of people native to a geographic location stupid makes your argument not only effective, but TOTALLY valid and believable.
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