Here's our first report on Winston Blackmore from 2011: http://sisterwivesblog.blogspot.com/2011/08/who-is-winston-blackmore-and-how-is-he.html
The leaders of the breakaway fundamentalist Mormon sect of Bountiful, B.C. have managed to avoid a successful criminal prosecution in all the years since it was founded in the mid-1940s, while openly practising polygamy and despite troubling allegations of forced underage marriages and child sexual exploitation. But that run of luck has ended for Winston Blackmore, its high-profile bishop.
In the end, shades of Al Capone, it was the taxman who did him in—and more trouble may be on the horizon.
In a Federal Tax Court ruling released this week, Justice Diane Campbell rejected Blackmore’s claims that the community of Bountiful, or at least the portion recognizing his leadership, constitutes a communal religious organization eligible for tax exemption. Campbell ruled that Blackmore underreported his income by some $1.8 million during a five-year period starting in 2000, a time when his declared annual income rarely exceeded $30,000. Not only will he have to pay taxes on the higher amount, he faces a penalty of almost $150,000 for hiding his income.
“Although there was no direct evidence that would lead me to conclude that the appellant knowingly made these false statements or omissions in his returns,” Campbell ruled, “there is abundant evidence that supports my conclusion that he ought to have known that he was misrepresenting his income.”
This was not your typical tax court case, to put it mildly.
(Source: Courtesy of Macleans.Ca)
To read the rest, go to: Taxman defeats Winston Blackmore, polygamous leader of Bountiful
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Featuring candid interviews with some of Blackmore's wives and children, as well as an in-depth discussion with the many-times-married man himself, the usually secretive community reveals that to them polygamy is as moral a lifestyle as any other, and they're determined to prove this to the world. This theory is based on the belief that having numerous wives and fathering multiple children is the surest route to the higher reaches of Heaven's hierarchy.
With communities such as these attracting huge amounts of rumour, threats of prosecution, and speculation, this programme goes inside the notorious group to reveal life as it really is - in the words of the people who live there.
Inside Bountiful: Polygamy investigation
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(Sources: Macleans.Ca; National Geographic)