That is a specific legal and derogatory term the IRS uses.
Since he was acquitted, the label does not fit and is entirely inappropriate, especially in remembrance of him.
I would say more accurately, he was a "tax honesty advocate."
Cryer initially thought tax honesty positions were nuts. He had a client who he was advising to tread lightly and carefully in that area, and that "everyone knew" the IRS was 'right' on the issue that EVERYONE must file.
The client challenged Cryer to go look up the law since he was a lawyer. So Cryer did. What he found was so astonishing, he became convinced himself that his client was on to something and that what we "all know" today about the tax code, is NOT what is really in there. He then began to cease filing his own returns. You can visit his website for the rest of the story.
I urge anyone with interest in either gentleman's work to quickly mirror their site with Site Sucker, or HTTP tracker or some such software before they go dark.
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