UPDATE: Harvey Douglas Goff Sentenced To 36 Months In Federal Prison, Ordered To Stay Away From ‘Sovereign Citizen’ Groups After Filing $53 TRILLION In False Liens And Trying To Smear Judge

Harvey Douglas Goff

Harvey Douglas Goff

Harvey Douglas Goff, the Utah man who engaged in a bizarre hectoring campaign against public officials at the local, state and federal levels, has been sentenced to 36 months in federal prison and ordered to stay away from “sovereign citizen” groups for three years after his release.

Goff is expected to begin his prison sentence by May 30, after being permitted to self-surrender. He pleaded guilty in December to obstruction of justice.

U.S. District Judge David Nuffer sentenced Goff Monday, ordering three years’ supervised release in addition to the prison term.

Among other things, Goff was accused of filing a false lien that sought $53 trillion. He also was accused of asserting that a “judge had provided him with tens of millions of dollars in cash in ‘suspicious’ transactions,” federal prosecutors said.

“Sovereign citizens” have been known to try to intimidate public officials or turn the tables on them by submitting fraudulent reports to the IRS.

As part of a plea agreement, Goff “admitted that between April and July of 2010 he endeavored to obstruct and influence the administration of justice in U.S. Tax Court,” federal prosecutors said. “He admitted that he repeatedly filed false and fictitious forms in a national database.”

Some of Goff’s legal woes began after a traffic stop by police in Ogden. Goff retaliated by filing false liens for extraordinary sums, prosecutors said.

At one point, prosecutors said, Goff claimed “diplomatic immunity.”

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2 Responses to “UPDATE: Harvey Douglas Goff Sentenced To 36 Months In Federal Prison, Ordered To Stay Away From ‘Sovereign Citizen’ Groups After Filing $53 TRILLION In False Liens And Trying To Smear Judge”

  1. He reminds me a lot of another noted “sovereign”; do they have to always have a goatee?

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