Sunday, September 30, 2012

Self-Proclaimed President Of Sovereign Citizen Group Accused Of Running Seminars Teaching How To File Retaliatory Liens Against Gov't Officials, Creating Fictitious Bonds To Pay Federal Taxes

From the Office of the U.S. Attorney (Montgomery, Alabama):

  • A federal grand jury in Montgomery, Ala., charged James Timothy Turner, also known as Tim Turner, with conspiracy to defraud the United States, attempting to pay taxes with fictitious financial instruments, attempting to obstruct and impede the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), failing to file a 2009 federal income tax return, and falsely testifying under oath in a bankruptcy proceeding, the Justice Department, the IRS, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) announced [].

    According to the indictment, Turner, the self-proclaimed “President” of the sovereign citizen group “Republic for the united States of America,” conducted seminars at which he taught attendees how to file retaliatory liens against government officials and to defraud the IRS by preparing and submitting fictitious bonds to the United States government in payment of federal taxes.

    Turner is alleged to have attempted to pay his own taxes with a fictitious $300 million bond and to have assisted others in attempting to pay their taxes with fictitious bonds purporting to be worth amounts ranging from $10 million to $100 billion.

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