The Pensacola News Journal finally has the story:
U.S. District Judge Casey Rodgers ordered Hovind also:
— Pay $640,000 in restitution to the Internal Revenue Service.
— Pay the prosecution’s court costs of $7,078.
— Serve three years parole once he is released from prison.
Then there’s this bit:
Prior to his sentencing, a tearful Kent Hovind, also known as “Dr. Dino” asked for the court’s leniency.
“If it’s just money the IRS wants, there are thousands of people out there who will help pay the money they want so I can go back out there and preach,” Hovind said.
On one hand, I can’t help having sympathy for anyone about to go to the gray bar for a decade. On the other hand, he’s trying to buy his way out of trouble with the money of the people he fleeces, which exhibits either terminal cluelessness or world-class chutzpah.
[Edit, 21:04: revised my comment on the attempted bargain. Please note that I’ve resisted the urge to write either “BWA-HA-HA” or “whiny sniveling rat-faced git”.]