Good lookin' out, Pauligirl . . . i've just spent an hilarious hour reading up on Mr. Hovind, including his petition to file for bankruptcy, which was denied on the basis of him having shown bad faith in failure to arrange a payment schedule to the IRS for back taxes which he had previously attempted to evade by claiming he is a man of god doing god's work, and not therefore subject to taxation.
So, where would he come up with $250,000?
That's the beauty of it all. He won't have to pay a thing. According to the rules, it seems that Hovind gets to be the judge and pick the committee that reviews the evidence submitted. Gee, who do you think is going to win?
More information on the challenge here:
And it appears he doesn't pay taxes
In a sworn statement to obtain a search warrant, IRS agent Scott Schneider said none of Hovind's enterprises has a business license or tax-exempt status as a nonprofit entity. "Since 1997, Hovind has engaged in financial transactions indicating sources of income and has made deposits to bank accounts well in excess of $1 million per year during some of these years, which would require the filing of federal income taxes," Schneider said.
And, and Hovind's credentials are phony. His "doctorate" comes from Patriot University, a well-known diploma mill run from a private residence. Hovind wriggles around this ignominious fact by claiming that he attended Patriot at a different location from its current dwelling, but that doesn't change the fact that PU always sold bogus degrees for cash.