Aaron Johnson: Man Threatens To "Blow Up" St. Louis IRS Facility Prior to Tax Day

Think you hate paying taxes? You don't hold a candle to Aaron Johnson of St. Louis County.

Yesterday the 20-year-old Johnson pleaded guilty in federal court to calling an IRS facility in south St. Louis County and threatening to "blow it up."

According to the U.S. Attorney's Office, the threat was made last April 14, on the eve of Tax Day. Johnson, of St. Louis County, admitted to one count of threatened use of an explosive device and could get up to ten years in prison and/or a fine of $250,000 when he's sentenced in July.

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The Internal Revenue Service is also extending the deadline for truckers and other owners of heavy highway vehicles to file federal highway use tax returns from Aug. 31 to Nov. 30 this year, largely to avoid the potential for multiple filings if the tax, currently set to expire on Sept. 30, gets reinstated or modified by Congress.

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