Imprisoned New Hampshire tax evader apologizes

AP News
Posted: Jun 03, 2014 3:25 PM

PLAINFIELD, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire woman imprisoned for amassing an arsenal of weapons at her fortress-like home and holding U.S. marshals at bay for months after she was convicted for tax evasion has apologized to her hometown.

Elaine Brown and her husband, Ed, were convicted again in 2009, that time of plotting to kill federal agents during a standoff at their Plainfield home.

They insisted the federal income tax is unconstitutional.

Elaine Brown wrote a letter to the editor that appeared recently in a publication written by Plainfield residents.

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She writes that she and her husband were trying to advance the "cause of justice," but "failed to realize the fear, anxiety and impact we were causing" to residents.

She writes that now, "I realize the wrong I have done to you all."