In 1999, I was convicted of filing false statements on my law office tax return. One year in federal prison and two years of probation followed. After all sentences were served the IRS determined that there were no false statements and that no tax was ever due. However, I am forever a convicted felon whose law practice was destroyed, who cannot vote in many states, who cannot own or possess a firearm and who cannot volunteer in a school. There are many other restrictions for convicted felons.

My law practice successfully represented farmers with complaints against the federal government and others with problems with the IRS.  After the IRS charged one of my clients with kidnapping a federal agent which carried a mandatory life sentence, I obtained an acquittal by the jury after twenty minutes of deliberation of the charge of impeding a federal officer.  The Department of Justice lawyer told me that I did not know who I was messing with.  Thereafter I was investigated for years without finding any wrongdoing.  The IRS and/or the Department of Justice, subpoenaed my tax returns and all of our records.  Court testimony confirms that the IRS agent was instructed to ask no questions and neither seek or accept any attempt to explain deductions contained in the returns.

Although I knew the IRS/DOJ had my returns, there had been no audit. I had no idea they were questioning anything until I was indicted for allegedly filing false statements on my returns.  No allegation of concealment of income or including deductions that had not been paid – the indictment simply disagreed with my deductions. [click to continue…]

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Name calling or labeling another person is often successful in convincing others about the moral fitness or character of a political adversary. As stated in Fallacy Number 1, it is dangerous to base a decision on a label without careful examination of the facts used to support such a label.

A racist is defined as a person who believes that a particular race is superior to another. [click to continue…]

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Make Your Vote an Informed Vote

by Chuck Ewing on August 30, 2016

Donald Trump is running as a Republican and is supported by the Republican National Committee.  This is the first time in my recollection that the voters have a choice of a seasoned, successful and  independent candidate running without the backing of major donors versus others who are career politicians backed by massive amounts of donations by special interests. [click to continue…]

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The Strawman Fallacy and Donald Trump

August 20, 2016

Does it bother anyone else when media commentators, political pundits, candidates or surrogates tell you what your eyes and ears really see and hear?

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Show me the man, and I’ll show you the crime

May 16, 2013

Lavrentiy Beria, head of Joseph Stalin’s secret police in the old Soviet Union, supposedly said, “Show me the man, and I’ll show you the crime.” Recent articles have shown that the enforcement division of the IRS has admitted improperly targeting tax exempt organizations with the words “tea party” or “patriot” in their name.  Similar misconduct […]

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How we got into the financial mess

September 13, 2012

The following is a lighthearted explanation of how we got into the financial and housing mess we face today. Understanding Derivatives

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Education and Union Concerns

September 12, 2012

The Chicago teachers’ strike is troubling on several fronts.  Foremost is the fact that an otherwise well-paid group of teachers would ever consider striking on the first day of school at a time when folks in Chicago and across the country are trying to deal with extreme financial issues.  The terrible inconvenience to parents of […]

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Jailed by the IRS

August 27, 2012

On September 24, 1999 at 12:00 noon, I reported to the federal penitentiaryat Ashland, Kentucky to begin serving a one-year prison sentence. I was  convicted of filing false statements on my law office tax returns. I wasn’t accused of  tax evasion or tax fraud. There had been no audit or determination that any tax was […]

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State Court Client Lawsuit

August 22, 2012

This lawsuit was the fantasy of a lawyer in Ashville, Pickaway County, Ohio. He alleged that my law office was operating a Racketeering conspiracy, had stolen money from my clients, (note that their debts far exceeded their assets) committed malpractice, fraud and he might have alleged that I caused the Civil War. (Ha!)

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Frustrations With IRS and Department of Justice

August 22, 2012

Prior to being investigated for 8 to 10 years for unrelated matters, then being indicted and convicted of filing false statements on my tax return, I naively believed that our justice system, though not perfect, worked well. Now after being disbarred, convicted of filing false deductions on my law office tax returns, serving a year […]

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