Roger Stone slammed by legal writer for trying to blame his tax delinquency on the 'Deep State'
Roger Stone attends premiere Get Me Roger Stone at SVA during 2017 Tribeca Film Festival. (lev radin / Shutterstock.com)

On Monday, writing for Above the Law, legal writer Elizabeth Dye blasted longtime Trump ally Roger Stone's excuse for allegedly trying to dodge his taxes.

Stone, who was previously pardoned by Trump after being convicted of a number of charges in connection with the Mueller investigation, has been quick to blame the whole thing on a left-wing "Deep State" conspiracy.

"On Friday, the government sued Roger Stone and his wife Nydia in the Southern District of Florida claiming almost $2 million dollars in unpaid taxes and penalties, a suit which Stone was quick to characterize as harassment by evil Deep State Democrats," wrote Dye. "'This is yet another example of the Democrats weaponizing the Justice Department in violation of the rule of law,' Stone said Friday night. 'I will fight these politically motivated charges and I will prevail again.' Which is a bit confusing, since the last time he 'prevailed' by getting a presidential pardon after being convicted by a jury of his peers."

The other reason it's hard to take Stone seriously, noted Dye, is that Stone has already admitted to the tax liabilities he's being sued over.

"In May of 2017, he entered into an agreement with the IRS to start chipping away at $1.5 million in unpaid taxes through monthly payments of $19,485," wrote Dye. "It was only after he got indicted in 2019 for lying to Congress that he quit paying. That was right about the time he 'sold' his personal residence to a family trust. Only the family trust had no assets, so it needed an infusion of cash from an LLC of which Stone, his wife, and his son were the only members and which the family used as a clearinghouse for personal bills."

This arrangement, according to the IRS, was a "sham transaction" to "shield their personal income from enforced collection and fund a lavish lifestyle."

"In the end, Stone got a full pardon in December of 2020 for all his convictions," wrote Dye. "But his old buddy Donald Trump failed to do anything about the tax case, so now the OG ratf*cker may be SOL. You love to see it."

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