On December 16, 2016, in Charlotte, North Carolina,
Reuben T. DeHaan, of Kings Mountain, was
sentenced to 24 months in prison for tax evasion and possession of an
unregistered firearm. DeHaan owned a holistic medicine business, which he
operated out of his residence under the names Health Care Ministries
International Inc. and Get Well Stay Well. DeHaan admitted that, from
2008 through 2014, he earned more than $2.7 million in gross receipts, but
failed to file income tax returns for those years and evaded the payment of
approximately $678,000 in income tax. He did this with the help of Richard H.
Campbell Jr. and others, by setting up straw companies and opening bank
accounts in the name of the straw companies to hide his income and assets from
the Internal Revenue Service. DeHaan also claimed he was exempt from the
payment of taxes because he was an ordained “medicine man” whose earnings were
exempt from taxation. In addition, DeHaan also admitted to the possession of
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