UPDATE: Purported ‘Sovereign Citizen’ Sentenced To Jail Time In State-Level Case That Began As Bank-Fraud Probe Now Charged With Federal Tax Crimes

ponziblotterJohn A. Glavin, the Wisconsin man and purported “sovereign citizen” who received a memorable rebuke from a county judge who sentenced him to 90 days in jail in a case about transferring property illegally to dupe a bank, now has been indicted under federal law for tax crimes.

Glavin, 43, is the father of 11 children. How he apparently became immersed in “sovereign” chicanery is unclear.

But in January, Glavin was sentenced to 90 days in jail by Juneau County Circuit Judge Paul Curran, who told him that “fidelity to nonsense is no virtue,” the Juneau County Star Times reported.

The Star Times is reporting that Glavin now has been indicted on federal tax charges.

In a brief statement, federal prosecutors in the Western District of Wisconsin said that Glavin filed bogus tax returns in 2005 and 2008. Those false returns sought a combined refund amount of more than $956,000, prosecutors said.

 

 

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2 Responses to “UPDATE: Purported ‘Sovereign Citizen’ Sentenced To Jail Time In State-Level Case That Began As Bank-Fraud Probe Now Charged With Federal Tax Crimes”

  1. A Canadian judge did the law world a favour last year:

    Freemen on the Land are “parasites” peddling “pseudolegal nonsense”: Canadian judge fights back
    http://ukhumanrightsblog.com/2012/09/30/freemen-of-the-land-are-parasites-peddling-pseudolegal-nonsense-canadian-judge-fights-back/

    a Canadian judge has done many judges around the world a huge favour by exploding the movement’s ideas and leaders (or “gurus”) in a carefully referenced and forensic 192-page judgment

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  2. Tony H: A Canadian judge did the law world a favour last year:

    Freemen on the Land are “parasites” peddling “pseudolegal nonsense”: Canadian judge fights back
    http://ukhumanrightsblog.com/2012/09/30/freemen-of-the-land-are-parasites-peddling-pseudolegal-nonsense-canadian-judge-fights-back/

    a Canadian judge has done many judges around the world a huge favour by exploding the movement’s ideas and leaders (or “gurus”) in a carefully referenced and forensic 192-page judgment

    Thanks for that reminder, Tony. There’s a story here on the PP Blog:

    http://patrickpretty.com/2012/09/28/for-court-personnel-attorneys-investigators-alberta-judge-analyzes-bizarre-filings-by-sovereign-citizens-others-divorce-case-leads-to-extaordinary-dissection-of-various-schemes-and-introduces/

    Patrick

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