Douglas Bruce Arrested For Tax Evasion

Douglas Bruce, the anti-tax crusader, has been arrested in Colorado Springs for a charge of tax evasion.

Credit: Colorado Attorney General

Douglas Bruce, the anti-tax crusader, has been arrested in Colorado Springs for a charge of tax evasion.

CSPD arrested Bruce Friday at the post office at 4300 Montebello Drive at 1:03 p.m. after he was indicted by a Grand Jury on tax evasion charges. The indictment says Bruce failed to pay taxes on income he earned during the 2005, 2006 and 2007 tax years.

The Attorney General sent the following information about the arrest:

According to the four-count indictment, Bruce is suspected of attempting to evade his tax responsibilities by funneling his income into the coffers of Active Citizens Together, a nonprofit he created in 2001, and failing to report such income to the Department of Revenue. Bruce is suspected of filing a false tax return on income he earned during the 2005 tax year and failing to file a tax return concerning income he earned during the 2006 and 2007 tax years.

“State law requires that citizens who live in Colorado and enjoy all of the benefits of being a resident pay the appropriate taxes,” Suthers said. “No one is exempt from that obligation.”

According to the indictment, Bruce is suspected of evasion of taxes administered by the Colorado Department of Revenue, a class-five felony; filing a false tax return, a class-five felony; attempt to influence a public servant, a class-four felony; and failure to file a return or pay a tax, a misdemeanor offense. Bruce could face up to six years in prison or up to $500,000 in fines if convicted of attempt to influence a public servant, a class-four felony.

The grand jury returned the indictment on April 7. Prosecutors for the Office of the Attorney General will present the state’s case against Bruce in Denver District Court.

Bruce posted his $10,000 bond and was released from the Criminal Justice Center just about three hours after his arrest.

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  • by DanReeves Location: Colorado on Apr 11, 2011 at 11:16 AM
    Dan says -- Lololololol!!!
  • by Anonymous on Apr 11, 2011 at 09:59 AM
    Really? Paranoid much?
  • by Marty Location: colorado springs on Apr 11, 2011 at 08:01 AM
    I have had two personal encounters with Doug Bruce. The first, as a receptionist answering the phones at a business he was calling. He was so mean spirited, rude and verbally abusive to me. He lashed out at me for asking who he was, when I was just doing my job of informing my boss as to who was calling. The other time I was involved in putting together a grant application for a park that was not being funded by tax payers in any way, but was within his jurisdiction and required the support of local community leaders. He lashed out at me again, asking me to make sure he was in no way put down as being in support of this or any park, whether or not it was tax payer funded. He is was so angry, he called me back again to reiterate his point. I was blown away by his temper and aggression for no reason. I can't help but feel a little guilt about how glad I feel he has been arrested.
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      by pfft on Apr 13, 2011 at 11:52 PM in reply to Marty
      No guilt here. Throw the sociopath away for life!
  • by Jim Location: C/S on Apr 9, 2011 at 10:53 PM
    Can't wait to hear the loser comments when he prevails! Now that will be priceless!
  • by TT Location: Springs on Apr 9, 2011 at 10:06 AM
    "Douglas Bruce Arrested For Tax Evasion" HA HA, HA HA HA, HA HA, HA HA HA HA HA, HA HA, HA HA HA HA HA.....Nobody else deserves this charge more than him. Life is funny! Pay ya taxes Dougie.
  • by Here and now Location: CS on Apr 9, 2011 at 06:29 AM
    Bill the fact of the Matter is the Law is the Law and We of a people live and do are part in this great sociaty. It is are God give duty to stimulate our economey through the tax laws that were istablished by our Forefathers.
  • by Jason Location: S on Apr 9, 2011 at 02:50 AM
    Great news, I dont personally know the guy but he seems like a scamster to me.
  • by Trish Location: CS on Apr 8, 2011 at 09:18 PM
    He's an arrogant azzhole who thinks he's above the law and better than everyone else. Hopefully he'll do time for this and can cry on Bubba's shoulder.
  • by Bill Location: Colorado Springs on Apr 8, 2011 at 08:13 PM
    To clarify for the folks here, he failed to pay state taxes, not Federal taxes. This was the result of an investigation by the Department of Revenue, not the IRS. DOR would have given him plenty of opportunities to make it right, however Mr. Bruce will likely portray it as a personal attack on him; perhaps even retribution for his past efforts to thwart the "greedy" government from stealing money from us poor peasants. He claims to be a fiscally conservative Republican, but in actuality, he is an anarchist, who would rather have no government at all.
  • by @Matt on Apr 8, 2011 at 07:52 PM
    And you can move to the Libertarian paradise of Somalia. I'll take Norway, Sweden, Denmark, or Japan, thank you very much.
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