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While my war with the IRS is ongoing, I continue to follow closely the fate of Lindsey Springer and Oscar Stilley in Oklahoma.  I am saddened to report that, on Friday, April 23, 2010, Lindsey Springer and Oscar Stilley were sentenced to 15 years in prison.

I received an email last week from a gentleman in Tennessee who has been threatened with a summons from the IRS to produce his personal papers for examination.  After awhile, our discussion turned to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1980 (PRA) and Dole v Steelworkers, as a possible defense against compliance.  His response was “Didn’t Lindsey Springer use that defense in his trial, but got convicted anyway?”

I have in my archives a total of five updates about the Springer trial.  This one is a collection of press releases and articles announcing the sentencing.

In the next four updates, we will hear directly from Lindsey and his wife, Jeanie, about the current status of the Paperwork Reduction Act issue and the corner the Department of Justice attorneys have painted themselves into:

_02_20100425 Lindsey Springer update from wife Jeanie

_03_20100508 Lindsey Springer Update from Prison

_04_20100515 Lindsey Spring Update on PRA

_05_20100523 Lindsey Springer Update on return v form

For now, let’s get caught up on the chain of events.

On November 16, 2009, Lindsey Springer and his attorney, Oscar Stilley, were convicted of conspiracy to defraud the United States and two counts of tax evasion.  Springer was convicted of those  offenses plus a third count of tax evasion and two counts of failure to file a tax return.

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Here is a link to the IRS/Department of Justice press release, dated March 10, 2009, detailing the charges:

http://www.justice.gov/usao/okn/press/Springer_Lindsey_indict_tax.pdf

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Here is a news report from NewsOn6.com in Tulsa, Oklahoma:

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“Lindsey Kent Springer, 44, of Kellyville was sentenced Friday.

NewsOn6.com

TULSA, OK — A Kellyville businessman was sentenced to 180 months in a federal penitentiary Friday for tax evasion and attempting to defraud the United States government.

Lindsey Kent Springer, 44, used the name Bondage Breakers Ministry to solicit and receive money, according to United States Attorney Thomas Scott Woodward.

“His stated purpose for Bondage Breakers Ministry was ‘to get rid of the Internal Revenue Service,'” Woodward said.

Springer’s attorney, Oscar Amos Stilley, 46, of Arkansas, was also found guilty of conspiracy to defraud the U.S. government and tax evasion.

Both men were found guilty in a jury trial last November of all counts with which they were charged in a Grand Jury Indictment returned in March 2009.

Stilley, an attorney and tax advisor, assisted Springer’s tax evasion scheme through a variety of means, Woodward said. Stilley maintained an interest bearing account, called an Arkansas IOLTA Foundation Trust account, which lawyers use to deposit and hold client funds.

The pair allegedly used the IOLTA account and various other devices such as cashier’s checks, check cashing services, money orders, cash and other means to conceal Springer’s actual income and avoid creating the usual records of financial institutions. Springer told IRS employees that all funds he receives are gifts and donations to his ministry, and that he does not have any income. He also stated he does not provide any services for payment.

There were numerous transactions involving hundreds of thousands of dollars between Springer and Stilley that flowed through the IOLTA account, such as $166,000 paid out in August 2005 to purchase a motor home titled in the name of Springer and his wife, and a September 2005 payment of $25,813 to purchase a Lexus automobile titled in Springer’s name.”

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And, an article in the Times Record:

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“http://www.swtimes.com/news/article_54fc9a68-4f17-11df-9bd5-001cc4c03…

Posted: Friday, April 23, 2010 3:31 pm | Updated: 3:51 pm, Fri Apr 23, 2010.

By Wanda Freeman TIMES RECORD •  <javascript:void(0)> WFREE…@SWTIMES.COM

Former tax attorney Oscar Amos Stilley of Fort Smith was sentenced Friday to 15 years in federal prison for tax fraud, the U.S. attorney’s office announced.

Stilley, 46, and his former client and co-defendant Lindsey Kent Springer, 44, of Kellyville, Okla., were remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshal after the three-day sentencing hearing concluded. An official with the clerk of court said the hearing began Wednesday and ended around noon Friday.

The two were indicted in March 2009 on charges amounting to what prosecutors described as “a complex tax fraud scheme concocted to avoid paying federal income taxes.”

A jury on Nov. 16 found the pair guilty of all charges against them. For Stilley, that meant one count of conspiracy to defraud the United States and two counts of tax evasion. For Springer, it meant those offenses plus a third count of tax evasion and two counts of failure to file a tax return.

For a full report, see Saturday’s edition.”

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If you have been following Lindsey’s cases, it should be clear to you that certain U.S. District Court judges are acting in collusion with the IRS and DOJ to deprive ordinary American citizens of their constitutional rights.

Look for the next Lindsey Springer update in a day or so.

Thank you,

Robert A. McNeil

American Citizen

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No direct un-apportioned tax confirmed by the US Supreme Court rulings in

CHAS. C. STEWARD MACH. CO. v. DAVIS, 301 U.S. 548, 581-582(1937)

Knowledge is power.  Educate yourselves.

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