Jim Bob Duggar: Under Investigation For Criminal Business Practices?

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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 supposed ideals.

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According to his vocal chorus of critics, Jim Bob has often proven chronically unable to practice what he preaches.

It goes without saying that the Duggar family patriarch has made millions of dollars from his vast media empire.

But what many fans may not realize is that Jim Bob Duggar's net worth and business aspirations don't end there.

Over the years, he's been involved in everything from politics to real estate to various small (and not-so-small) businesses.

He's shown no signs of slowing down anytime soon, either.

Jim Bob Duggar: Father of the Groom

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.

The purpose of that was so that he could lease it to a communications company that had 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 in the Natural State who take issue with it.

A private citizen amassing such an incredible amount of power rubs people the wrong way ... even those who share Jim Bob's last name.

Jim Bob Duggar and Michelle, Yellowed Out

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.

Jana Duggar's twin brother fears that his father is putting the family at risk, and not only by rolling the dice with their savings.

If you believe what we're hearing on the ground in Northwest Arkansas, he's constantly butting heads with local authorities as well.

How so?

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Just last week, the 52-year-old Jim Bob outraged his neighbors with his efforts to have protected land re-zoned for public use.

His plan was to 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.

For that, you have to go back three decades.

Jim Bob, Michelle Throwback

The first such incident occurred way back in 1988.

That's when the young, enterprising James Robert Duggar 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.

It's unclear why, but it's not out of the realm of possibility to wonder if he did so 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:

Jim Bob, Jeremy and Jinger

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, zoning officials are raising red flags.

Not hard to imagine why, is it?

It's not always easy to answer the question "what would Jesus do?" but we're pretty sure the correct response is never this:

"Constantly bend the law as far as you can without getting caught and d--k over your neighbors in order to line your pockets."

Probably not, at least.

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