Friday, July 27, 2007
Louisiana attorney Tommy K. Cryer was acquitted on two counts of tax evasion in a jury trial in the federal district court in Louisiana. For a detailed account of the trial, see here. See the original DOJ press release (Local Attorney Indicted on Tax Evasion Charges (10/26/06)). Press and blogosphere coverage:
- IRS Loses Challenge to Prove Tax Liability (NewsByUs)
- IRS Loses Challenge to Prove Tax Liability; Lawyer Is Acquitted After Arguing Income Levy Lacks Legal Foundation (WorldNetDaily)
- Local Attorney Acquitted on Federal Income Tax Charges; Cryer Stopped Filing Income Taxes More Than 10 Years Ago (Shreveport Times)
- Man Dodges Taxes for 10 Years, Wins in Federal District Court (The Consumerist)
- NOT GUILTY! Tom Cryer and Becraft Best the DOJ (LibertyPost)
- Tom Cryer Acquitted on 2 Counts of Tax Fraud (aka Income Tax) (NewsBusters)
For Mr. Cryer's theories on why Americans are not subject to the income tax, see his 109-page memorandum filed in the district court, summarized in this four-part YouTube series from the Lie-Free Zone:
For the IRS's detailed critique of tax protestor arguments, see The Truth About Frivolous Tax Arguments (11/30/06). (Hat Tip: Al Golbert.)
- Law Prof on the Loose: Tax Protestor Gets Off!
- Tax Girl: Cryer Wins One ... Sort Of
- Roth & Co.: "Not Guilty" Doesn't mean "Not Taxable"
- Taxalicious: Man Dodges Taxes For 10 Years, Wins in Federal District Court