Jim Bob Duggar: Under Investigation For Criminal Business Practices?
Jim Bob Duggar has made a name for himself preaching the virtues of humility, modesty, and Christian charity.
However, there are those who believe that the reality star’s lifestyle doesn’t align with his ideals and that Jim Bob has proven chronically unable to practice what he preaches.
It goes without saying that the Duggar patriarch has made millions from his vast media empire.
But what many fans may not realize is that Jim Bob’s business aspirations don’t end there.
Over the years, he’s been involved in everything from politics to real estate, and he shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon.
Jim Bob has sold used cars; he’s launched a towing and repair company; he even bought up a large tract of land near his hometown so that he could lease it to a communications company that hoped to build a transmission tower there.
Basically, if you’re spending money in or around Tontitown, Arkansas, there’s a very good chance Jim Bob is getting a portion of it.
Locals have taken to calling the area “Duggartown,” and not surprisingly, there are many who take issue with a private citizen amassing such an incredible amount of power – and some of those folks share Jim Bob’s last name.
A former Duggar employee informs The Hollywood Gossip that Jim Bob’s second-oldest son, John David Duggar, has clashed with his father repeatedly in recent years.
The issue, it seems is that John David feels Jim Bob has been consumed by greed and reckless spending, and he fears that his father is putting the family at risk, not only by rolling the dice with their savings, but also by constantly butting heads with local authorities.
Just last week, Jim Bob outraged his neighbors with his efforts to have protected land re-zoned for public use so that he could develop it into a “high-end RV park” for the type of Ozark campers who seek to bring their living rooms into the wilderness.
The project has attracted loads of negative publicity, as well as questions about the legality of Jim Bob’s re-zoning efforts.
And now, it appears that this isn’t the first time that Jim Bob’s business initiatives have brought him into murky legal territory in recent years.
The first such incident occurred way back in 1988 when Jim Bob launched a business called Save-N-Go, INC.
Three years later, the Department of the Arkansas Secretary of State revoked Jim Bob’s license upon realizing that he had failed to file an annual report, likely in an effort to conceal his earnings from the IRS.
Jim Bob has run afoul of state and federal governments on several subsequent occasions, with one notable incident occurring just last year:
According to Radar Online, Jim Bob and Michelle launched Duggar Processing, LLC – an umbrella corporation to encompass all of their many business ventures – in May of 2015.
The company was shut down in January of 2017 when once again, Jim Bob’s business license was revoked.
This time authorities claimed that the Duggars had filed to meet tax document requirements in each year that the business had been operational.
Now, many believe that the locals who oppose Jim Bob’s RV park will get their wish, as the project appears to be dead in the water, likely as a result of an investigation into Jim Bob’s long history of shady business ventures.
It’s not always easy to answer the question “what would Jesus do?” but we’re pretty sure the correct response is never “constantly break the law and screw your neighbors in order to line your pockets.”
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