03 Dec '11, 3pm

Elderly woman selling 'suicide kits' taken to court -for evading taxes u can help others to die but u can't escape tax

EL CAJON (California) - A 91-year-old woman pleaded guilty Friday to failing to file federal tax returns for her company that made and sold suicide kits. Sharlotte Hydorn entered the plea in federal court to the tax charge dating back to 2007 and acknowledged she made more than US$150,000 (S$192,000) in income from various sources during that period, including from the sale of helium kits that people could use to kill themselves. During a May raid on her home in El Cajon, east of San Diego, federal agents seized kits that sold for US$40 each and essentially consisted of a plastic bag and clear tubing. Hydorn said she sold the kits under the name "GLADD Group." Court documents say she sold more than 1,300 kits to people across the United States and abroad. Most of them contacted her by mail or phone. In court, she admitted she made US$66,717 in 2010 and paid no taxes on tha...

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