HAWAII REPORTER: Man Indicted In Investment Scheme Allegedly Claimed To Be A ‘United Nations Ambassador’

recommendedreading1The Hawaii Reporter and other media outlets are reporting that Curtis Wayne Ross of Honolulu has been indicted on wire-fraud charges in an investment scheme in which he allegedly claimed to be a well-connected multimillionaire and a “United Nations ambassador” with special tax privileges.

From the Reporter (italics added):

“Ross was neither a UN ambassador with special tax privileges nor a multimillionaire investor with international trade connections, according to federal court records.”

Four investors allegedly got scammed for a total of $167,000, amid claims that Ross lured them in with claims he could provide “high yielding returns of between 17 percent and 400 percent,” the publication reported.

Claims about special tax privileges and diplomatic connections sometimes have been associated with the “sovereign citizens movement.” Whether Ross is an adherent to “sovereign” poppycock is unclear.

Some “sovereign citizens” have declared themselves office-holders or diplomats immune to arrest.

In 2012, purported “sovereign citizen” Monty Ervin was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison in a scheme involving bogus trusts. Ervin earlier had declared himself “governor” of Alabama in its “original jurisdiction” and a “Most Christian Prince.”

Earlier this week, purported “sovereign citizen” James Timothy “Tim” Turner — the purported “President” of a purported government known as the “Republic for the united States of America” (RuSA), was sentenced to 18 years in federal prison in a bizarre tax scam.

Ross has been issued a summons to appear in court. The AP is reporting that the FBI says he “moved away from Hawaii and is believed to be living in Atlanta.”

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