BULLETIN: Another ‘False Liens’ Case Alleged; Feds Charge Thanh Viet Jeremy Cao With Targeting Federal Judges, SEC, IRS, Secret Service And Prosecutors In Paperwork Scheme

BULLETIN: Yet-another bizarre paperwork attack on U.S. law enforcement has occurred.

A California man has been charged with filing “false liens” in Nevada against federal officials and employees of the SEC, the Secret Service, the IRS, four federal judges and staff members of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of California, federal prosecutors said.

Thanh Viet Jeremy Cao was indicted by a federal grand jury in Las Vegas on charges of filing 22 false liens ranging from $25 million to $300 million against the officials, prosecutors said.

He also sought $20 billion in fraudulent tax refunds, prosecutors charged.

Cao resides in Orange County, Calif. If convicted on all counts, he faces up to 223 years in prison and a fine of up to $5.75 million.

“Cao corruptly obstructed the administration of the federal tax laws, by, among other things, filing retaliatory false liens against IRS employees, filing and attempting to file with the IRS false Forms 1099-OID (Original Issue Discount) that claimed fictitious income tax withholdings, filing and attempting to file false tax returns that claim fraudulent refunds totaling approximately $20 billion, and preparing at least five false tax returns for third parties that claimed fraudulent income tax refunds totaling in excess of $1.1 million based upon fictitious income tax withholdings,” prosecutors said.

In June, Ronald James Davenport of Deer Park, Wash., was charged with filing false liens against federal officials in Washington state.

Davenport sought the spectacular sum of nearly $5.2 billion from each of the officials, including U.S. Attorney James McDevitt of the Eastern District of Washington, an assistant U.S. attorney, a court clerk and an IRS agent, according to court records.

Prosecutors described Davenport as a “tax defier.” Davenport has described himself in court filings as a “sovereign.”

Some members of the alleged AdSurfDaily autosurf Ponzi scheme and other HYIP schemes have been linked to tax-deniers and the so-called “sovereign” movement.

See earlier story that references the Davenport action. (The story also provides some background on court filings and other actions by ASD members.)

In a civil case that preceded the criminal indictment against Davenport, Senior U.S. District Judge Justin L. Quackenbush ruled in May that the liens “were filed to retaliate against the officers for their good-faith efforts to enforce the tax laws against Mr. Davenport.”

Quackenbush struck the liens, which were filed in the form of UCC Financing Statements with the Washington State Department of Licensing, according to records. The liens not only were fraudulent, but also contained “sensitive personal information” that violated privacy laws, the judge ruled.

Davenport also filed instruments dubbed “Notice[s] of Claim of Maritime Lien” with the Spokane County Auditor’s Office, according to records. Those, too, were struck.

The act of filing false liens or sending “demand” letters to officials or litigation opponents in a bid to hamstring civil and criminal prosecutions has been referred to as “paper terrorism” and “mailbox arbitration.”

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5 Responses to “BULLETIN: Another ‘False Liens’ Case Alleged; Feds Charge Thanh Viet Jeremy Cao With Targeting Federal Judges, SEC, IRS, Secret Service And Prosecutors In Paperwork Scheme”

  1. From 2007

    SEC Halts Ongoing Investment Scam Involving Forged Bank Guarantees
    http://www.sec.gov/litigation/litreleases/2007/lr20189.htm

    and 2009
    OC man prosecuted for millions in tax fraud
    http://ocbiz.ocregister.com/2009/10/28/oc-man-prosecuted-for-millions-in-tax-fraud/15471/

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  2. SEC Halts Ongoing Investment Scam Involving Forged Bank Guarantees
    http://www.sec.gov/litigation/litreleases/2007/lr20189.htm

    and 2009
    OC man prosecuted for millions in tax fraud
    http://ocbiz.ocregister.com/2009/10/28/oc-man-prosecuted-for-millions-in-tax-fraud/15471/

    Thanks for these, Tony.

    What we have, apparently, is an investment scheme coupled with a gigantic tax fraud that came later.

    If Cao were on Surf’s Up, they’d be calling him a hero and sending him delicious baked goods and cards to keep his spirits up.

    Patrick

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  3. Fuuny the corrupt Bar flies , bottom feeders and fradulent admistrative, non-judical Bench-Bankers in black robes can file and allow secret liens on the people for the purpose of lining their pockets, they advertise getting rich with secret tax liens government approved schemes, just google
    “secret liens”,
    “I tremble for my country when I reflect God is just and his justice will not sleep forever”
    Thomas Jefferson
    What is good for the goose is good for the goosee, no?

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  4. Patrick,

    I was checking out the legal filings by Curtis Richmond who apparently filed numerous false liens against federal officials. I came across a case filed by Richmond where he claimed to be a soveriegn Indian tribe. Judge Jenkins found that he formed the tribe at an Arby’s in Provo,Utah in 2003. See 431 F.Supp.2d 1159 (D.Utah 2006).

    This guy is amazing! Apparently, there is no branch of fraud beyond his imagination.

    Ken Lougee

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