McAnlis, who argued at trial that Americans are not required to pay income tax, will also serve three years' probation after prison. He was sentenced Thursday in federal court.
He was convicted in April on eight counts of tax evasion after investigators said he evaded over $1.3 million in federal taxes, penalties and interest by concealing his income and assets from the IRS. McAnlis had not filed an income tax return since 1977, prosecutors said.
The Palm Beach Gardens resident designed many Florida country club courses and helped redesign the Blue Monster at Miami's Doral Golf Resort, site of an annual PGA Tour event.
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