Feelin’ special today? I know you do. You password-protected your blog, you locked down your FB, and God knows what else you did to your TWITter.
So I know you know we know ™.
I’d like your opinion on the following paragraphs. Yet another awesome anonymous haterz asked me to post this for you to read. I think it’s a great idea, since this is basically what will happen to you when the IRS gets to open your envelope and reads your A4V fraud scheme.
MAY 18 2009
MOLLY C. DWYER, CLERK
U.S. COURT OF APPEALS
UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS
FOR THE NINTH CIRCUIT
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,
Plaintiff – Appellee,
BARTON ALBERT BUHTZ,
Defendant – Appellant.
D.C. No. 05-cr-300
Buhtz argues that the district court erred by imposing without notice a sentence of 36 months, which was nine months greater than the top of the sentencing guidelines range. Under Irizarry v. United States, 128 S. Ct. 21984 (2008), and United States v. Evans-Martinez, 530 F.3d 1164 (9th Cir. 2008), increasing a sentence beyond the guidelines range pursuant to 18 U.S.C. §3553(a) constitutes a “variance” that does not require notice. The district court specifically evaluated the § 3553(a) factors during sentencing. In explaining the sentence enhancement, the district court stated that there “is a need to let the public know that offenses like this cannot be continued.” This statement is consistent with an enhancement under §3553(a)(2), which addresses “respect for the law” and “adequate deterrence.” Buhtz’s sentence enhancement was a variance under §3553(a), and we therefore hold that the district court did not err in failing to provide notice.
Still with me, Yes Man? How about this?
A stripped-down version of this scheme is as follows: When the United States went off the gold standard in 1933, the federal government somehow went bankrupt. With the help of the Federal Reserve Bank, the government converted the bodies of its citizens into capital value, supposedly by trading the birth certificates of U.S. citizens on the open market. After following a complicated process of filing UCC documents with either the Secretary of State of the person’s residence or another state that will accept the filings, each citizen is entitled to redeem his or her “value” by filling out a sight draft drawn on their (nonexistent) TreasuryDirect account. The scheme asserts that each citizen’s Social Security Number is also his or her account number. As a part of the scheme, participants also file false IRS Forms 8300 and Currency Transaction Reports in the name of law enforcement officials and other individuals they seek to harass.
Drawing such drafts on the U.S. Treasury is fraudulent and a violation of federal law. The theory behind their use is bogus and incomprehensible. The Justice Department is vigorously prosecuting these crimes. Federal criminal convictions have occurred in several cases. The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency has tried to alert the banking community to this fraud. See Suspicious Transactions, Fictitious Sight Drafts. (3K txt file, uploaded 5/16/00)
A Note on Bills of Exchange
With early and vigorous prosecution by the Justice Department on bogus Sight Draft cases, we have begun to see Bills of Exchange taking their place. This change occurred on or around January 2001. All these Bills of Exchange drawn on the U.S. Treasury are worthless. All the same issues and background materials applicable to Sight Drafts also apply to Bills of Exchange. This is the same fraud under another name.
For inquiries by anyone adversely affected by this fraud, please contact the Treasury Office of Inspector General (OIG).
Here’s the funniest thing, Casey. I already know you think we live in a Corporation, not in a real country. That you think strawmen are used to create money out of nowhere. That you are so special, you and your family think you are above paying your own debt. That you are stupid enough to believe that your home, the byproduct of hundreds of man-hours of work and thousands of dollars of raw material, can be acquired by simply invoking a known scam, and that you don’t need to actually work in order to pay for it (or pay your mortgage back). Nevertheless, you are going to jail, even if you don’t believe in the very same laws that are going to send you there.
How ironic. Well, not really, for those of us who are sane.