Jake Butcher was indicted on tax fraud charges.

Two of Butcher's business associates were also indicted on tax fraud charges, the Justice Department reported. The department said a 17-count indictment was returned in U.S. District Court in Knoxville, Tenn., against Butcher, of Longwood, Fla.; Jesse A. Barr, of Knoxville, and George W. Ridenour Jr., of Knoxville and Miami. The three men were charged with conspiracy to impede and impair the Internal Revenue Service in "ascertaining and collecting" taxes from Butcher and with filing false income tax returns. Butcher is the former chairman of the defunct United American Bank of Knoxville.

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