Wanted tax dodgers joined up with J.Z. Knight’s Ramtha school.
A Romanian couple accused in a plot to dodge $73 million in taxes have been arrested after joining followers of a fringe religious movement in Yelm.
Radu Nemes and his wife Diana are accused of conspiring with a high-ranking Romanian tax official to dodge millions in fuel taxes. Indicted in their native country, the pair were arrested in Washington earlier this week and currently face extradition proceedings.
According to court papers, the Nemes wound up in Yelm, where they’d joined Ramtha’s School of Enlightenment, a religious movement founded by J.Z. Knight. Knight claims to channel a 35,000-year-old warrior spirit from a mythical continent; she established the Yelm “school” in 1988.
The Ramtha school has been fraught with controversy including charges of employment fraud and claims of brain washing and dangerous obedience tactics.
Why the wanted couple joined up with the Ramtha school is not detailed nor is any connection made between the charges and the school.