Tax protester in 2007 NH standoff: ‘I didn’t do anything wrong’

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Published: Aug. 12, 2020 at 2:17 PM EDT
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CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - A psychologist writes that a man awaiting resentencing in New Hampshire over a monthslong armed standoff with U.S. marshals in 2007 to protest a tax evasion conviction says he has no use for guns, distrusts the court system and sees himself as a pawn to set an example for others.

Edward Brown, 78, was sentenced to 37 years in prison after the standoff at his fortress-like home in Plainfield, New Hampshire.

His wife, Elaine Brown, was released in January after serving over 12 years. She’s seeking a divorce.

Edward Brown said he didn’t do anything wrong regarding the tax evasion case. He said the law is wrong.

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