Local attorney acquitted on federal income tax charges
A Shreveport attorney who has challenged the government for years on the legality of filing federal income taxes has been acquitted on charges he failed to file returns.
A federal jury unanimously found Tommy Cryer not guilty this week on two misdemeanor counts of failure to file.
And according to Cryer, the prosecution dismissed two felony charges of tax evasion prior to trial.
Attempts by The Times on Thursday to reach U.S. Attorney Donald Washington or Bill Flanagan, first assistant U.S. attorney, were not successful. Calls made to the two were not immediately returned.
"The court could not find a law that makes me liable or makes my revenues taxable," Cryer said. "The Supreme Court has ruled that the government cannot impose an income tax on anything but the profits and gains. When you work for someone you give your service and labor in exchange for money, so everything you make is not profit or gain. You put something into it."
Cryer was indicted last year on two counts of tax evasion. The indictment alleged he evaded payment of $73,000 in income tax to the Internal Revenue Service during 2000 and 2001.
Cryer created a trust listing himself as the trustee, and received payments of dividends, interest and stock income to that trust, according to the indictment. He also was accused of concealing his receipt of the sources of income from the IRS by failing to file a tax return on behalf of that trust.
"I determined that my personal earnings were not 100 percent profits, some were income," Cryer said. "I refuse to file, I refuse to pay unless they can show me I have a lawful reason to pay."
"What I earned was my own personal labor. I am giving something in exchange. I'm giving my property and I don't belong to anyone else."
Cryer says he stopped filing returns more than 10 years ago after he
investigated claims that income tax was a sham. He contends the law doesn't
actually tax personal earning.
Here is my view ... Sun Jul 22, 2007 4:20 pm
Therefore you are incapable of making any kind of tax claim. You should wait until someone else litigates this issue for you.
That government post should have been answered in about 45 seconds. Not one of you can respond. That is EXACTLY how they beat you in a court of law. They post some silly law like that in courtroom...you are incapable of responding. The judge is trapped.
The issues you wish to litigate are being litigated. You will be advised when and if a win occurs. There is a small dedicated core group who is educating themselves in law. They have no belief that most of you will ever attempt to acquire this education.
You subject yourself to great harm my maintaining your ignorance of law. The reason that your government is robbing you blind is your ignorance.
Remember this: At one time our greatest fear was that some IRS thug
would knock down our door and drag us into the street. We have stopped
most of this by standing up to them. However that mentality still exist
in the IRS. They have to be beat again. These college boys are having a
great time kicking your hiney...and at your expense.
What we need is an opinion of a court about some authority to tax .... not what something thinks the people think.
more specifically...the La. Law with a court opionion.
Example: Louisiana Revised Statute_______.
The vast majority of the populace is considered an incompetent at law
by actual rule of law. A single judge can overturn a civil law jury judgment
for this reason. Give us some law.
CITY OF NEW ORLEANS v. SCRAMUZZA, 507 So.2d 215 (La. 1987)
Supreme Court of Louisiana.
May 18, 1987.
Evidence in this record establishes the income of a
My point was that Mr. Becraft would win 100% of his cases if his clients would simply admit to making gross income.
There is no wilful failure to file when you report gross income. and...you can do this without showing any taxable income.
Back to the way to prosecute a tax claim:
No threat of criminal action if you use that procedure for wilful failure
to tile...however they will still go after you unless you litigate the
stay. They just prosecute other claims.
Right now I an actually under a restraining order that keeps me from
reporting any income to the IRS in any manner. I am submitting the gross
income claim to the courts and asking for the court order to be stayed
during the pendency of the claim. I just filed an income claim in the supreme
court using another claim. Fortunately you have an almost unlimited amount
of time to make "non taxable income" claims.
Reporting gross income as non taxable income is not what the government
wants you to do. It wants you to report "taxable income".
Government employees attempt to use these terms interchangeably. The code doesn't do this. The code presumes most parties are engaged in commercial activity and therefore have acquired "taxable income". Reporting gross income and then saying you do not have a tax liability still subjects you to government collection actions. You can't be prosecuted for wilful failure to file (you can be prosecuted for other things like conspiracy to violate tax laws, etc.).
Here is the test for the government man to answer:
The difference is that I am making a property claim and not a taxable income tax claim.
Where is the specific law that makes that property taxable at this point in time? Remember case law is used in litigation...I need a statute.
Note please...I am not litigating this claim...I am litigating another claim...this is just a theory to respond to the government post.
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