Justice Department sues Roger Stone over $2M in unpaid taxes

Justice Department sues Roger Stone over $2M in unpaid taxes
FILE - In this Nov. 7, 2019, file photo, Roger Stone arrives at federal court in Washington. (Source: AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Justice Department has sued Donald Trump’s ally Roger Stone, accusing the conservative provocateur and his wife of failing to pay nearly $2 million in income tax.

The lawsuit was filed in federal court in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on Friday.

It alleges the couple underpaid income tax by more than $1.5 million from 2007 until 2011 and separately alleges Stone also owes more than $400,000 for not fully paying his tax bill in 2018.

Stone tells The Associated Press that the Internal Revenue Service is “well aware that I have no assets and that their lawsuit is politically motivated.”

Stone is a longtime friend of the former president’s.

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