Don't believe everything you read on the Internet.

  A San Antonio man who bought into those claims that the federal income tax is somehow illegal or unconstitutional has been sent to federal prison for seven and a half years, Newsradio 1200 WOAI's Michael Board reports.

 Steve McCollough, a special agent with the IRS enforcement branch says they hear the claims made in court by Daniel Thody all the time.

  "These frivolous arguments don't withstand legal scrutiny, and these arguments have been rejected time and time again in the courts," McCollough said.

  Thody used a complicated scheme to try to hide his money from the tax man.  McCollugh says he put his company in his father's name and used his daughter's bank account in an effort to stash his cash.

  "Mr. Thody had no regard for the law, nor did have any regard for authority, and that is a very dangerous combination," he said.

  In addition to doing the hard time, Thody also has to pay $162,000 in back taxes, penalties, and interest.