Kent Hovind Behind Bars

The Pensacola News Journal reports that Kent Hovind was led away to jail after he and his wife were found guilty of tax fraud.

U.S. District Judge Casey Rodgers released Jo Hovind until sentencing but denied Kent Hovind’s request to be released. He most likely will be detained at either Escambia County Jail or Santa Rosa County Jail until sentencing.

[Prosecuting attorney Michelle] Heldmyer said Kent Hovind was a flight risk and a “danger to the community.”

Kent Hovind? Flight risk? Say it ain’t so!… No, wait, they already did say it was so when he was arrested and the court took away his passport so he couldn’t flee the country (as it looked that he might).

Sentencing is scheduled to take place Jan. 9, so it doesn’t seem that Hovind will be having a happy Thanksgiving, Christmas, or New Year.

Oh, and by the way:

The jury also granted the prosecution’s request for the Hovinds to forfeit $430,400. That amount equals the value of the checks signed and cashed by Jo Hovind in the 44 counts.

I wonder how much of that $430,000 will come from Hovind’s bank accounts, and how much will have to come from auctioning off God’s guns and bits of pieces of CSE and Dinosaur Adventure Land.

Let’s hope Kent learns something during his time in prison.

Yeah, I know schadenfreude isn’t one of the nobler emotions, and I probably shouldn’t be enjoying Hovind’s conviction as much as I am, but hey, I’m descended from apes who survived by living in groups and had to punish individuals who obtained personal gain at the group’s expense, so I can’t help it.

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108 Responses to Kent Hovind Behind Bars

  1. momof5 says:

    just wondering what’s the latest on Bro. Hovind and Mrs. Jo Did Mrs Jo end up having to serve time too? When’s the release dates?


  2. Shannon says:

    oh, but did you know that by law, you are not REQUIRED to pay income taxes to the IRS? There is absolutely no law that says that you must pay the IRS. None.


  3. arensb says:


    by law, you are not REQUIRED to pay income taxes to the IRS?

    Okay, so try not paying any income tax for a few years. When the IRS hauls your ass into court, tell them what you said here. Let us know how that works out for you.


  4. zath says:

    IF you evoututiniost wimps want to dis Hovid, fine, But there IS NO PROOF Of Evoulution And he CAN GIVE YOU a QUARTER MILLION DOLLARS is you FIND PROOF AND SHOW-TALK TO HIM, ut you all are too scared to reply to that ooh well!!! I am a creatonist, and I love his sermons, MOST “PROOF” FOR EVOLUTION IS A LIE!!!

    (sorry if I came off a little mad) I LOVE God and Dr. Kent Hovid is right.


  5. Fez says:

    I’ll put up 9000 million dollars if you can provide evidence of creation. I’ll give you 9000 internets if you can even define what evolution is. I’ll even make it TEN 9000 internets since the probability of ever coming back to back up your claim is about the same as most every other coward.

    Love god all you want, just be sure you’ll still respect him in the morning.


  6. arensb says:

    Once again, I must ask: why is it that fundies in general, and Hovindites in particular, are unable to write two sentences without committing atrocities upon the English language?


  7. Eamon Knight says:

    Comment spam FAIL. 😉


  8. Fez says:

    Just getting ready

    for the pending influx. Thinkers to the left, tinkerers to the right, everyone else there’s a spot reserved at the end of the plankwalkway.


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