Ed Brown, Tax Protester in 2007 Armed Standoff in N.H., To Remain in Prison | New Hampshire Public Radio

Ed Brown, Tax Protester in 2007 Armed Standoff in N.H., To Remain in Prison

Sep 29, 2020

Ed and Elaine Brown led an armed standoff at their Plainfield, N.H., home in 2007.
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A New Hampshire man will face more time in prison stemming from a monthslong armed standoff with U.S. marshals in 2007 over a tax evasion conviction that led to the discovery of explosives and booby traps on his property.

A judge decided Tuesday that 78-year-old Edward Brown should serve about 17 additional years.

He had originally been sentenced to 37 years in prison after the standoff at his fortress-like home.

His wife, Elaine Brown, was released earlier this year after serving over 12 years.

Edward Brown had aruged resentencing him would be unconstitutional.

Prosecutors had recommended that he stay in prison.