SOME US ARTISTS, WRITERS AND HIGH PROFILE INDIVIDUALS, PERSECUTED OR DRIVEN TO AN EARLY GRAVE BY THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT OF THE USA. LET US REMEMBER THEM AS WELL AS THE MILLIONS OF OTHER HONEST, PRODUCTIVE, CREATIVE PEOPLE WHOSE NAMES EXIST ONLY IN GOVERNMENT FILES.
It is dangerous to be right when your government is wrong.
Marcus Garvey: Father of the Black Equal Rights Movement. Framed! Made penniless by IRS seizures.
Martin Luther King: Leader of the Civil Rights Movement. Attempted Frame. Bedrooms and phones illegally bugged, private love affairs publicized.
Joe Louis: World Heavyweight Champion. Criminally indicted for tax fraud. Attempted Frame! Finances, mental and physical health destroyed in a case he eventually won.
Jesse Owens: Greatest athlete of his time. Olympic medal winner. Criminally indicted for tax fraud. Finances, mental and physical health adversely affected in case he eventually won. William Zeckendorf: Originator of “Urban Renewal”. Stress of State and Federal investigation and attempted frame caused premature death of this titanic figure in American real estate development.
Irwin Schiff: “Tax Revolt” originator in the 1970s. Author of several best sellers exposing the IRS for unconstitutional, illegal and prohibited activities. Framed. Jailed several times for tax fraud.
Richard Bach: Author Jonathan Livingston Seagull one of the ten all-lime best sellers in the English language. This site was a plea for less conformity and more individualism at a time when the government was of an opposite mind. His royalties liened by Federal government, Bach was driven into bankruptcy by the IRS. Read Bach’s Bridge Across Forever for full story.
Woody Herman: Jazz musician. Framed while a comatose invalid. His assets and home were seized for claimed back taxes and he was literally dumped by IRS agents in a gutter, during a rainstorm. He died shortly after being evicted from his home.
Charlie Chaplin: One of the world’s greatest film directors and comedians, accused of tax fraud. He was driven into permanent exile in Switzerland.
Ronald Reagan: First actor to become US President, accused of tax avoidance in 1946-47. Vowed to get even with the IRS and after being elected, announced that this agency’s staff and budget would be greatly reduced. Unfortunately, having crossed to the other side, his early intentions were seen to be impractical by his advisors and he went on to become a firm supporter of the IRS’s unlimited power to make “examples” of high profile people.
Chuck Berry: Father of Rock’n’Roll, because of his raunchy hit song My Ding a’Ling, IRS investigation* started in 1973. He was framed for income tax evasion in 1979 and jailed. 1*лтш lielmslty: One of America’s most efficient hotel operators and biggest taxpayers with annual income tax payments of $50 million. Ruthlessly defamed by her prosecutor (who was immune from any personal lawsuits) she was made into “most unpopular woman in the USA” by the IRS. Framed on the perjured, purchased testimony of her own accountant. He testified that she directed him to wrongly categorize personal expenses as business expenses. Appeal documents clearly indicated he lied (according to the Wall Street Journal) at government urging. In one of the most memorable moments of her show trial, a maid observed that Leona had once said “Only little people pay taxes.” A strange statement in view of the fact that Leona paid more income taxes than 99.99 per cent of the USA population. This testimony was part of a hatchet job by the Federal Prosecutor, Giuliani, a ruthlessly ambitious politician, who turned public opinion against her. At the age of over 70 she received a jail sentence she began serving in 1992. Her husband, Harry, who was in his eighties had a stroke after he was indicted, and never recovered. In prosecuting them, the IRS violated its own long-standing rule of thumb that “tax fraud” consisted of failing to pay an amount of more than one-third of the gross amounts due. In the Helmsley case, the amount of tax not paid was approximately two per cent of the tax actually paid. The amount involved, while over one million dollars, was such a tiny percentage of the Helmsley’s net worth, that it could have made no difference to a childless, very old couple whose entire multi-billion dollar fortune was already left to charity. Mike Millkin: Brilliant young financier associated with Drexel Burnham and Company. He “invented” junk bond financing. Convicted of such exotic crimes as “Stock parking” and other offenses (crimes only in the US), he was subjected to public defamation, fines and forfeitures that will wipe out his personal billion dollar net worth. He was also given a jail sentence of ten years that is more than most rapists and murderers will serve. Millkin and Helmsley are examples of the new government thinking (and seeming public opinion) that anyone who is rich or successful is a criminal and should be prosecuted.
Reverend S Moon: Founder of a religious sect. At a time when he had signature power over approximately one billion dollars and could have legally used those funds at his discretion, he was indicted and convicted of illegally diverting under $2000 of church funds to a personal account. The lesson here is that the leader of any popular but minority sect or religious group stands a very good chance of being framed on some technicality.
Patty Hearst: Kidnapped daughter of a famous publisher who was obviously brainwashed and forced to participate in bank robberies with the gang (Symbionese Liberation Front) that had kidnapped her. She was convicted of crimes she would never have been involved in if not under the influence of her captors. But the federal prosecutor was able to get a conviction – as federal prosecutors do in 95 per cent of all cases they undertake. It didn’t hurt to have a dad with a chain of newspapers. After several years of favorable publicity in Pop’s papers, she received a pardon from Jimmy Carter.
Al Capone: Notorious founder of The Crime Syndicate dealing from Chicago in prohibition era booze. Why should we include this infamous character on our list of those deserving sympathy? Only because it was for poor Al that the Government developed a new theory: It was OK to deny selected personages their constitutional rights and to develop special new standards and laws just for them. It was decided that if a person was as bad as Al reputedly was, a prosecutor could take extraordinary (and otherwise illegal) steps to put them in jail and keep them there forever. This Al Capone precedent has evolved to the point that today, a prosecutor can, at his discretion, put away any man woman or child he chooses as his target. A main criteria for prosecution these days is the potential political benefit (ie publicity) to the prosecutor! Thus we see why high profile individuals (guilty or not) get more attention than they deserve.
They were physically, mentally and financially abused and injured by a government which, in many cases, should have awarded them medals instead.
We hope that PT Theory and Practice will be used as tools for those readers who still have any money or freedom worth preserving. Intelligent and productive individuals of the world are the new victims of an unprecedented wave of government abuse and persecution. High- profile individuals in particular must be extremely wary. Any individual talented or lucky enough to have become independently wealthy or notable in their particular field of endeavor must take steps to preserve their asses and their assets. Strange as it may seem, the US has a written policy that tells agents and prosecutors to seek out, investigate and destroy high profile successful people. This is in direct violation of the Constitution’s Equal Protection Clause which forbids the persecution of any particular class or type of person. Unfortunately, to their discredit, the courts of the US, and more particularly the US Supreme Court has decided to ignore the constitution and proceed illegally. In this practice of persecuting high profile or wealthy people, the US joins most of the countries of the western world where it is no longer safe to be outstanding or wealthy.
PT shows the basic path. How to make yourself invisible to all “Authorities.” PT2 (and hopefully others to follow) offers more practical suggestions and explores some resources available for the truly worthwhile people of the Earth (producers, not takers). If you want to know how to live free in an unfree world, read on. And remember: The PT research team includes you! Do not hoard your PT ideas, case histories and discoveries for yourself. Submit them to the author or publisher for inclusion in revised editions or new volumes. If your material is used, you will be presented with a free copy of the leather-bound edition using your contribution.
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