MISSISSIPPI: Evers Indicted

"They tried everything else. Tried shooting me, starving me and breaking me, and they missed. Now they're trying this." Thus Charles Evers, 51, mayor of tiny (pop. 1,725) Fayette, Miss., attempted to explain his indictment last week by a federal grand jury in Jackson on charges of evading more than $53,000 in federal income taxes over a three-year period. According to the indictment, Evers and his second wife Nannie Laura, from whom he was divorced last June, claimed a taxable income of only $20,219 for 1968-70 and paid federal taxes of only $2,642. The indictment charges that...

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