Anti-tax crusader Bruce back in court on evasion charge

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Douglas Bruce is due to be arraigned today in Denver on charges he evaded taxes.

But the father of Colorado’s Taxpayer Bill of Rights says he plans to seek to have the case dismissed.

Bruce is accused of tax evasion for allegedly failing to report money that went to a nonprofit group fighting government spending. Prosecutors say the group he established earned some $178,000 in interest between 2005 and 2007 but did not pay taxes on that interest.

Last month Bruce had his arraignment postponed so he could review the evidence against him. If convicted, Bruce faces a fine up to $500,000 or possible jail time.