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  Idaho lawmaker charged with federal tax evasion in Texas
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Last EditedRBH  Mar 15, 2019 01:21am
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AuthorThomas Clouse
News DateFriday, March 15, 2019 05:00:00 AM UTC0:0
DescriptionA conservative lawyer from Post Falls, who recently won a landslide election to the Idaho House of Representatives, is facing federal charges in Texas alleging that years ago he helped a well-heeled couple avoid federal taxes by hiding the proceeds from the sale of gold coins.

Freshman state Rep. John O. Green, R-Post Falls, was indicted last year for conspiracy to defraud the U.S. government for allowing Thomas and Michelle Selgas to park proceeds from the sale of their gold coins into a bank account that Green controlled “in order to evade paying their federal income taxes,” according to a news release by federal prosecutors in Texas.

“The indictment further alleges that all three defendants were involved in the filing of a false partnership tax return related to a partnership co-founded by Thomas Selgas,” according to a U.S. Department of Justice news release dated July 18, 2018.

Reached late Thursday in Houston, Green’s attorney, Michael Minns, decried the charges against his client and alleged government overreach.
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