Man convicted of not filing taxes says Social Security number is "Mark of the Beast."

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ALLENTOWN, Pa. - A Pennsylvania man has been convicted of not filing tax returns for 21 years, because he believed using a Social Security number is akin to using the "mark of the beast" explained in the Bible.

James Schlosser, who lives in the town of Bird-in-Hand, was convicted in federal court in Allentown on Tuesday.

Prosecutors say by failing to file income tax returns from 1994 to 2014 he didn't report $2.3 million in income he earned as a salesman of medical equipment. Prosecutors say he funneled the money through foreign business trusts and corporations he registered in Nevada.

An attorney for the 59-year-old Schlosser didn't immediately comment Wednesday.

He'll be sentenced June 10, and faces a maximum of five years in prison and $450,000 in fines.



 
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