New Criminal Charges Against Former Kanabec County Sheriff Von Thompson

Thursday, August 5th, 2010 at 11:58 am

An extensive new set of criminal charges have been filed by the Kanabec County Attorney’s Office against former Kanabec County Sheriff, Von Thompson. The Kanabec County times reports a 19-count felony complaint made public last week accuses Thompson of running a long term Ponzi scheme that allegedly bilked at least a dozen private individuals out of more than $200,000.

The charges filed last week also accuse Thompson of multiple tax offenses including failing to file individual income tax returns for the years 2002 through 2007 and of not paying taxes on more than $105,000 during those years. Each of the 10 tax-related crimes Thompson is accused of carry a maximum of five years in prison.

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