Okla. businessman, Ark. lawyer get 15-year terms

TULSA, Okla. (AP) - A Kellyville, Okla., businessman and his
lawyer from Fort Smith, Ark., have both been sentenced by a federal
judge to serve 15 years in prison for a tax-avoidance conspiracy.
U.S. District Judge Stephen Friot on Friday sentenced
44-year-old Lindsey Springer of Kellyville and 46-year-old Oscar
Stilley of Fort Smith after the two were convicted by a jury Nov.
The judge also ordered the pair to pay almost $700,000 each in
restitution to the federal Internal Revenue Service.
Friot labeled the two "frauds and predators." U.S. Attorney
Thomas Woodward said the pair set up an organization called Bondage
Breakers Ministry to solicit and receive money. Woodward said the
stated purpose of the organization was to get rid of the Internal
Revenue Service.

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