Lawyer For Imprisoned N.H. Tax Evader Elaine Brown Says She's Ashamed, Wants Divorce
A lawyer for a woman awaiting re-sentencing with her husband for holding U.S. marshals at bay from their fortress-like home in 2007 says she is ashamed of her actions and is seeking a divorce.
Elaine Brown, now 78, was sentenced to 35 years in prison after the standoff at the couple's 100-acre property in Plainfield, New Hampshire.
Her husband, Edward Brown, received a 37-year sentence.
The couple were holed up for nine months after they stopped showing up in court in the middle of their trial on tax evasion charges.
A recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling led to their scheduled Jan. 31 re-sentencing.
- Kathy McCormack, Associated Press