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DOJ Dismisses Felony Tax Prosecution
-- With Prejudice -- After PRA Defense Raised
On May 12, 2006 in Peoria, Illinois, the attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) begged the court to dismiss all charges against IRS victim Robert Lawrence in federal District Court.
The motion for dismissal came on the heels of a surprise tactic by Lawrence’s defense attorney Oscar Stilley.
The tactic threatened exposure of IRS’s on-going efforts to defraud the public. The move put DOJ attorneys in a state of panic that left them with only one alternative: beg for dismissal, with prejudice.
Stilley’s tactic paid off. Sixty days earlier, the DOJ had indicted Lawrence on three counts of willful failure to file a 1040 form, and three felony counts of income tax evasion. The federal Judge dismissed all charges with prejudice, meaning the DOJ cannot charge Lawrence with those crimes again.
Originally posted by Rasobasi420
Does this set a precident? Can I now not pay federal taxes? How much do they owe me though the years? Now, ehich forms are the 1040s again?
Originally posted by kenshiro2012
Has no one noticed the date of this report?
On May 12, 2006
I like the idea that this report takes as it is fairly unique in it's approach but I would definately get with a tax lawyer and validate the reprot before I decide not to file taxes because of the report!