REPORT: AdSurfDaily Mainstay ‘Professor’ Patrick Moriarty Sentenced To Year In Federal Prison In Tax Case; Claimed To Be Tax ‘Specialist’ Also Skilled In ‘Karma Restoration’

“Professor” Patrick Moriarty, a mainstay in the AdSurfDaily Ponzi scheme story, has been sentenced to a year in federal prison for filing a false tax return, according to

Details about the sentencing were not immediately available.

Moriarty, 62, pleaded guilty in January to filing a false return for the year 2003. Prosecutors said he caused a tax loss of $135,697.

He initially was charged with filing false returns for the years 2002, 2003, 2004 and 2005, but pleaded guilty to a single count. Prosecutors alleged that he claimed a false deduction of $30,000 for “legal fees” for the tax year 2003 and claimed a false amount of $23,533 withheld for the tax year 2004 and a false amount of $23,433 withheld for the tax year 2005.

After the August 2008 federal seizure of tens of millions of dollars from the bank accounts of ASD President Andy Bowdoin amid wire-fraud and money-laundering allegations, Moriarty fashioned a theory that the government was interfering with commerce.

Moriarty also espoused the legal theories of Curtis Richmond, another mainstay in the ASD story. Richmond, a pro se litigant in the ASD case, was a member of a sham Utah “Indian” tribe known for filing vexatious litigation, including litigation that resulted in a successful counter-suit brought by Utah public officials under federal racketeering statutes.

The “tribe” derisively became known as the “Arby’s Indians” because it held a meeting in an Arby’s restaurant in Provo, Utah, in 2003. The “tribe” used the address of a Utah doughnut shop as the address of its “Supreme Court,” and once issued “bench warrants” for the arrests of sitting judges and litigation opponents in legitimate courts.

Although not a lawyer, Richmond holds the unusual distinction of having been banned from the practice of law in Colorado. In the ASD case, he accused a federal judge of “TREASON” and of operating a “Kangaroo Court,” accused another federal judge of operating a “Kangaroo Court” — and accused federal prosecutors of theft.

Moriarty, along with other ASD members and members of the Pro-ASD Surf’s Up forum, started a nonprofit entity dubbed ASD Members International (ASDMI). One of ASDMI’s claims was that it would litigate against the government in the ASD case — even if the government was acting lawfully.

ASDMI, which was formed in 2008 and collected contributions from at least 167 ASD members, never brought any litigation and quickly dissolved.

Moriarty and Surf’s Up later spearheaded an effort to get the U.S. Senate to investigate the ASD prosecutors. Moriarty and Surf’s Up members also participated in a certified-mail campaign in which — as Moriarty described it — more than 50 “individual and notarized DEMAND[S] FOR LEGAL EVIDENCE” were sent to two federal prosecutors and a U.S. Secret Service agent.

In 2006, Moriarty formed a nonprofit for a Missouri man accused (now convicted) of breaking into a woman’s home and shooting her to death in cold blood. Moments earlier, the man had shot a police officer four times. Moments later, he shot another man eight times.

The shootings occurred on June 2, 2006. Moriarty started the nonprofit on Oct. 2, four months to the day after the rampage.

Moriarty also claimed to be a minister and “Tax Return Specialist” who also is skilled in “Karma Restoration.”

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7 Responses to “REPORT: AdSurfDaily Mainstay ‘Professor’ Patrick Moriarty Sentenced To Year In Federal Prison In Tax Case; Claimed To Be Tax ‘Specialist’ Also Skilled In ‘Karma Restoration’”

  1. DAMN !!!!

    NOW where am I gonna get my karma restored ???

  2. littleroundman: where am I gonna get my karma restored ???

    Bad karma in a bottle:
    American made as well!

  3. The question on my mind is whether or not Moriarty (or other ASD associated persons) is affiliated with the group demanding the resignation of 30 governors. There were quite a few submissions to Judge Collyer espousing the “sovereign citizen” point of view.

    Oh, and who’s mailing out the college degrees when he’s locked up? Do they still teach printing in prison?

  4. I was just wondering how Andy is going to get his “Karma” restored with PM in prison? Maybe PM will be able to do it by telepathy. So far it hasn’t seemed to be working too well for Andy. I guess Andy is not a “Karma” magnet, but only a “Money” magnet.

  5. It will be interesting to see the details of his sentence. I wonder if he is still undergoing treatment if his sentence will be delayed until treatment is finished, or if they will continue treatment inside. From the last report I heard, which was not good, he will be lucky to survive the sentence, or may not make it to prison. I also think that is why the feds allowed the plea deal for him. I do wish him well with his cancer fight.

  6. If you are going to cheat on your taxes, do not claim that you paid taxes when if fact you did not. This has to be the most dumb thing you could possibly do. The IRS is guilty of a lot of things that we may not like, but I don’t think that keeping records falls in that category. They know who paid taxes, how much and when. Trust me.

  7. Any new news on when PM has to turn himself over for incarceration to start his year sentence?