KINGS MOUNTAIN, N.C. -- A team of federal agents raided the home of a Kings Mountain man who investigators say failed to pay income taxes and tried to hide assets.
In a criminal complaint, the IRS said from 2008 through 2014, Reuben DeHaan earned almost $3 million through his natural medicine business and failed to pay income taxes.
The complaint said DeHaan claimed to be a minister of the Native American Church of Nemenhah, and he believed all his business earnings are donations so he didn't have to pay taxes.
Investigators said the church has no Native American or religious recognition from the government.
Agents say he also filed a declaration with Cleveland County renouncing his citizenship.
Both DeHaan's property and a property next to it had no trespassing and Native American Property signs.
NBC Charlotte spoke on the phone to a woman who said she's Reuben DeHaan's wife. As soon as the reporter identified himself, she said to never call again.