Irwin Schiff
Irwin Schiff
Irwin Schiff

Saturday, September 17, 2005


Ok, I tried to put some pictures of Irwin on here but I guess they were too big and were causing some problems for some of the readers. I have removed the pictures at this time and the blog should be loading much faster for everybody now. Thanks for the feedback Mark.

Doug Kenline
dkenline@hotmail.com


Saturday Night Report With Irwin Schiff

Listen to interview with Irwin Schiff below...

See Irwin's website at www.paynoincometax.com


Don't miss the Friday night audioblog reports with Irwin Schiff, Cindy Neun, and Mike the Radio Rebel here.


After decades of legal research and litigation against the U.S. Government, Irwin Schiff, the learned statesman of the Tax Honesty Movement, is preparing for what may well be his final legal battle – his third criminal prosecution – for alleged felony tax offenses against the United States of America.


In 1670, William Penn was arrested for illegally preaching a Quaker sermon. Despite the fact that the judge demanded a guilty verdict and that preaching the sermon may have been illegal, the jury in that case acquitted Penn and was subsequently imprisoned and fined as a result. The highest court in England released them and established the precedent that jurors could not be punished for their decisions.

Read more about Jury nullification here.

Hat tip KiteKaze.


At 76 years of age, Irwin Schiff may be the most dangerous man in America.

Not dangerous to most Americans anyway, but extremely dangerous to those that run our government.

If convicted, he faces a maximum sentence of 43 years in prison and $3.25 million in fines.

If convicted, Cindy Neun could receive a 51-year sentence and $3.4 million in fines. Larry Cohen faces a maximum 27 years and $1.5 million in fines.

Amendment VIII

Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.


Friday, September 16, 2005


Friday Night Wrap Up With Mike the Radio Rebel

Mike stands up for his rights with head marshall.
Bob Schulz called Mike and offered support.
Irwin Schiff in talks with Jeff Dickstein, attorney who represented Joe Banister.

Listen to interview with Mike the Radio Rebel below...

See Irwin's website at www.paynoincometax.com


Friday Night Wrap Up With Cindy Neun

Listen to interview with Cindy Neun below...

See Irwin's website at www.paynoincometax.com


Friday Night Wrap Up With Irwin Schiff

Listen to interview with Irwin Schiff below...

See Irwin's website at www.paynoincometax.com


Thursday, September 15, 2005


Nightly Wrap Up With Irwin Schiff

Irwin says no court tomorrow.

Listen to interview with Irwin Schiff below...


Washington Post

Las Vegas Tax Rebel Goes on Trial

The Associated Press
Tuesday, September 13, 2005; 10:57 PM

LAS VEGAS -- An author who claims that paying federal income taxes is voluntary went on trial Tuesday on federal charges including tax evasion and aiding in the filing of fraudulent tax returns.

Irwin Schiff, author of "The Federal Mafia: How the Government Illegally Imposes and Unlawfully Collects Income Taxes," and two co-defendants are accused of causing hundreds of people to file false returns and promoting tax-evasion schemes through Schiff's business, Freedom Books.

Read article here.

Via Google Irwin Schiff News.


Thursday Afternoon Report from Mike the Radio Rebel

Court started out this morning with ex-IRS agent Wedgy 31 years with IRS CID
Took break at 10:40 a.m.
Back at 11:05 a.m.
Before jury seated attorneys making motions to severe cases denied
making statements that Irwin had inability to focus, incoherent, unbelievable
judge complimented irwin on getting better at cross examine skills
irwin asked judge about seeking counsel
attorneys said would agree to continuance
irwin finally got to cross-examine witness
more...

Listen here...

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Great thanks to Mike the Radio Rebel Live From Las Vegas!!

Also listen to Mike's lunchtime report at triallogs.blogspot.com.


Here's the scoop.

Day One
09/12/2005

Jury Selection

From what has been said, it appears the defense isn't thrilled with the final pick of the jury as it seems they were "pre-screened" by the government. Irwin would have liked more of the jurors to be a bit older and wiser, but...

Out of about 80 potential jurors in the pool they selected 12 and 2 alternates.

Cindy said she would have liked to have them all participate.

I haven't heard anything yet from Larry and his take on the proceedings so far.

Opening Statements

The government presented their opening statements. From what I have gathered, the prosecutor went on and on for hours making Irwin look like the bad guy via accusations and bringing up his prior (unlawful) convictions. The US Attys theme for the trial is "trouble is on it's way" and/or "more trouble is coming" however the prosecutors didn't say the trouble came by IRS's silence and secret administrative processes. They made it sound like the trouble was coming if you followed Irwin Schiff's teachings. They are pretending that the people got in trouble for filing zero returns. To make the jury think that Irwin caused it.

Continue reading here.

Thank you Angela Stark.

http://www.taxfreedomnow.com


"In the beginning of a change, the patriot is a scarce man; brave, hated, and scorned. When his cause succeeds, however, the timid join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot." - Mark Twain


"What country can preserve its liberties if its rulers are not warned from time to time that the people preserve the spirit of resistance?" Thomas Jefferson


Byron from California called in to talk about the Irwin Schiff trial. We got a few minutes of our conversation on record. The audioblog craps out after 3 segments so I'll have to remember to restart the recorder after 3 segments in the future. Thanks for the call Byron. Listen below...


Wednesday, September 14, 2005


Opening statements heard in Las Vegas tax rebel trial

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Jurors heard opening statements Tuesday in the tax evasion trial of an outspoken author who maintains that paying federal income taxes is voluntary.

Read article here.

Via Google Irwin Schiff News.


Google Schiff Raided

Google Irwin Schiff

Google Irwin Schiff News

Man accused of approaching jurors in Las Vegas tax rebel trial

LAS VEGAS (AP) - An accusation that a man tried to influence jurors marred the first day of a tax evasion trial for the proponent of a theory that paying federal income taxes is voluntary.

Read article here.

Via Google Irwin Sciff News.


Anti-Tax Rebel Indicted On Tax Rap

(AP) A federal grand jury indicted an anti-tax author and two others Wednesday for helping thousands of taxpayers file bogus returns.

Irwin Schiff, who wrote "The Federal Mafia: How It Illegally Imposes and Unlawfully Collects Income Taxes," argues there is no legal requirement to pay income taxes. Government lawyers have been pursuing civil actions to bar him from selling his book and holding tax seminars.

Read article here.


Desperate to avoid a jury trial, feds raid tax honesty advocate, seize records, defense documents

LAS VEGAS -- The bookstore of tax honesty movement icon Irwin Schiff's was raided the morning of February 11, 2003. Some 25 armed IRS “special” agents served an unsigned search warrant on Schiff at Freedom Books on E. Sahara Ave. around 7 a.m. The agents seized files and documents and loaded them into a rented U-Haul trailer per the defective warrant. The warrant specified the seizure of all documents from 1991 to present which had anything to do with Schiff, his partner Cindy Neun, Freedom Books, and anything that may contain information leading to conclusions that he may be attempting to defraud the IRS by hiding “income.”

Read article here.


Schiff Raided

They handed him what they said was a warrant. It was not signed by a judge and did not have a sworn affidavit attached to it as required by the Fourth Amendment. In addition, it cites no specific violation of any statute.

Not only has the government ignored the law and Mr. Schiff’s unalienable Right to privacy, as guaranteed by the 4th Amendment, and his Right to due process, as guaranteed by the 5th and 14th Amendments, but by disrupting his business and illegally seizing his computers, files and papers, the government has effectively tied Mr. Schiff’s hands behind his back, making it very difficult for Mr. Schiff to win the civil litigation the government initiated against him in 2001. This is a denial of the most fundamental protections of our Constitution.

This is tyranny. An act of tyranny against any American citizen is a threat to the unalienable freedoms of all Americans.

It is time to take a stand. I will do all I can do to correct the wrongs being done to citizen Schiff.

Read article here.

Also read more on Irwin Schiff here.


If anybody knows anybody in Las Vegas who could do audioblog reports for the blogs here please let us know and we'll give them the numbers. The more reports and the more voices from people in attendance at the trial the better. Thank you very much.

Also many great thanks to Mike the Radio Rebel and Cindy Neun and Irwin and triallogs blog and everybody that is helping to get the word out on the Irwin Schiff trial in Las Vegas.

Doug Kenline
678-361-4494
dkenline@hotmail.com


If anybody is receiving any email reports from the trial in Las Vegas please forward them to myself dkenline@hotmail.com or David John djahn@comcast.net for posting to the blogs. Thank you very much.


Stay tuned for more great reports on tomorrow Day 4 from the Irwin Schiff trial in Las Vegas.


Below is recording of conference call with Peymon of Freedom Law School talking about Irwin Schiff trial in Las Vegas. Stay tuned for more audioblog reports on tomorrow Day 4. Also see triallogs.blogspot.com.


This one here is a late night Day 3 wrap up report from Cindy Neun.

Thank you very much Cindy Neun.

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Peymon Conference Call

Listen to Peymon conference call below and above......

See Mike The Radio Rebel's website here...

http://www.crusaderadio.org

Also see http://triallogs.blogspot.com


Peymon Kicked Out!?

Thank you very much for the most excellent report friend! Excellent report! Thank you very much! Keep 'em coming! The more the better! Also see triallogs blog for all the latest news on the Irwin Schiff trial Live From Las Vegas!

Call in to the Peymon Conference Call tonight for more details.

Listen to this great audioblog report right here...

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Audio Reports Coming Through At Trial Logs Blog!

Mike Gold The Radio Rebel is reporting live from Las Vegas over at the Trial Logs blog.

Don't miss it!!!

http://triallogs.blogspot.com


The Audioblogs Are Back On

Due to technical difficulties we lost three audioblog reports from this morning day 3 of the Irwin Schiff trial in Las Vegas. The trouble has been cleared and the audioblogs are back on! Stay tuned for more great audioblog reports from Las Vegas!

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Audioblogs Back On

The audioblogs are back on!

We had some technical diffulculties here at the irwin schiff blog but they have been resolved and the audioblogs are back on!! The audioblogs are back on!! We lost about three audioblog reports from this morning day 3 of the Irwin Schiff trial in Las Vegas but we are now back in business!! Stay tuned for more great audioblog reports live from the Irwin Schiff trial in Las Vegas and thanks very much to our valiant reporters for your patience, understanding, and perserverance!

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Tuesday, September 13, 2005


SCROLL DOWN FOR LIVE AUDIOBLOG REPORTS FROM THE TRIAL IN LAS VEGAS!


Peymon Conference Call

I believe Peymon may be in attendance in Las Vegas. I think there should be some good information about the Irwin Schiff trial on the Peymon conference call tonight.

Our weekly conference call is every Wednesday Night at 7 PM, till 8:20 PM Pacific Time.

Join us by calling (702) 835-5000, then entering the participant access code 47778257. Once you are in the conference call, push *6 to mute yourself so that background noise will not be heard by others. To talk, push *6 one more time and you will be able to talk.

This number is valid until Nov. 24, 2004

http://www.livefreenow.org

dk


Volunteers Needed

Volunteers are needed to provide audioblog reports from Las Vegas. If you are attending the trial please call and get the call in numbers for the audioblog. If you know anybody who is attending the trial please have them call and get the call in numbers to the audioblog.

If you know anybody who lives in Las Vegas or anybody who knows somebody who lives in Las Vegas who could attend the trial and report here on the audioblog for us or if you have the means to hire a college kid reporter to cover the trial for us or have any ideas of how we can get more voices and more reports on here from the trial in Las Vegas please do so.

If you are receiving any email updates from the trial that aren't getting posted to the blogs please forward them along or copy and paste them into the reader comments for us.

Please leave suggestions, comments, and feedback in reader comments here at the blogs.

We need more voices and more reports from Las Vegas.

Mike The Radio Rebel, Guido The Wireman, Angela Stark, Cindy, and Irwin, great job on the audioblog reports!! Fantastic work. Give us more! Give us more!

Scroll down to hear audioblog reports live from the trial in Las Vegas.

Also see triallogsblog for additional reports regarding the Irwin Schiff trial in Las Vegas.

Thank you very much.

Doug Kenline
dkenline@hotmail.com
678-361-4494


Irwin Schiff Exposes DOJ & USDC Crimes

Government Conspires To Secure His Conviction

At 76 years of age, Irwin Schiff may be the most dangerous man in America.

Not dangerous to most Americans anyway, but extremely dangerous to those that run our government.

After decades of legal research and litigation against the U.S. Government, Irwin Schiff, the learned statesman of the Tax Honesty Movement, is preparing for what may well be his final legal battle – his third criminal prosecution – for alleged felony tax offenses against the United States of America.

The government, however, has a problem.

The obstacle it faces in prosecuting Schiff -- and what makes him so dangerous, is that in his pleadings to the court Schiff has concisely documented, beyond credible rebuttal, that the income tax system is a complete legal fraud.

Read article here.


Day Two Halftime Reports Coming In

Reports coming in at trial logs blog. Check 'em out. They're great!

http://triallogs.blogspot.com


Day Two Morning Report From Cindy Neun

Guido the Wireman was trying to inform jury pool of jury nullification in the hallway.
Over 80 jurors in the pool.
Jury has been seated, "we got our 12"
Members of jury seem stoic and serious, rigid, quiet, watchful.
Attorney's arguing over instruction on willfulness.
Judge actually granted Motion in limine see paynoincometax.com
Irwin Schiff preparing his opening statement.

Listen to Cindy's report here...

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Monday, September 12, 2005


Message from Doug Kenline

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In the above message I just want to say thank you again to everybody who is listening to the reports and especially to Michael, Guido, Cindy, Irwin, David Jahn, and Angela Stark at the triallogs blog.

Together we can cover this trial like it's nobody's business. Please leave comments and suggestions in the reader comments area and please tell anybody and everybody who is in attendance in Las Vegas to visit our blogs and call us and give us reports and let us know what is happening.

Scroll down for live audioblog reports from Las Vegas day one. Hopefully we can get even more reports from the attendees on day two tomorrow.

Thank you very much.

Doug Kenline
Atlanta, Georgia
dkenline@hotmail.com
678-361-4494


Thank you very much to Guido the Wireman and Michael the Radio Rebel for the most excellent live reports from Las Vegas! Please continue to give us as many reports as you possibly can. The people are hungry for as many details as you can possibly think of to share with us.

If anybody reading this blog or listening to these blogs knows anybody who is in attendance at the trial please have them give me a call so I can give them the numbers to call in and give us more reports from their perspective. The more reports and the more voices we have on here the better.

If anybody knows Michael the Radio Rebel or Guido the Wireman please tell them to call into the blog and post their cell phone numbers so people can call them and give them feedback and ask them specific questions and so forth.

This is citizen journalism and we depend on each and every one of us to help out and do what they can. Please leave any comments or suggestions in the reader comments.

Also be sure to check out triallogs.blogspot.com for more reports on the Irwin Schiff trial from Las Vegas.

Doug Kenline
Atlanta, Georgia
678-361-4494


We are having some technical difficulties with the site. That's why the pictures are not showing up. Should be fixed shortly. Thanks for visiting and also be sure to check out triallogs.blogspot.com for additional reporting on the Irwin Schiff trial in Las Vegas.


Day One Report from Michael the Radio Rebel

The judge absolutely despises Irwin Schiff...

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Day One End of Day Interview with Irwin Schiff (part 1)

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I appologize for being distracted and not all that attentive during the interview and also for not asking any good hard hitting questions. I had to do this on a quick break at work. Maybe the good folks at trial logs blog can get Irwin on the line for a good three-way audioblog interview tomorrow on a day two wrap up.


Guido the Wireman questioned about "Tampering with the Jury" Charged with contempt!?

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Pre-trial report with Cindy Neun

Cindy talks about Bob Schulz being one of the 50 witnesses and the trial lasting up to six weeks.

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Sunday, September 11, 2005


Cindy Neun www.artaftermidnight.com

Tomorrow morning we will begin the criminal trial. It is set to begin at about 9:30 a.m.. We have been chained to our law books and rule books for the past 2 years and have been before many Courts as you know, between the Raid, the return of our seized property, the injunction, the First Amendment Writ of Prohibition and the criminal trial... All of the various appeals, it all adds up to a crash course in “no law and a-lotta’ disorder” ... so far.

Plaintiff Search and Seizure of Property by Warrant (February 11, 2003); Petitioning for return of the seized exculpatory evidence (March 2003-August 2004); Emergency Restraining Order (March 16, 2003); Preliminary Injunction (Order June 16, 2003); Ninth Circuit Appeal (September 2003 - February 2004); Writ of Certiorari Supreme Court September 2004; and, presently proceeding to Permanent Injunction.

We have learned a great deal through all of this, but, surely, not enough.

The Plaintiff, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA filed a Motion in limine to keep us from speaking about the law in the criminal trial. Of course, we objected, and the Court will probably rule on that first when we arrive tomorrow. The judge clearly hates us or clearly hates what he must do in this case. For whatever reason, we have seen a very hostile judge.

The Supreme Court has sought to limit the judicial power to extend criminal statutes by interpretation, a long-standing principle articulated in 1820 by Chief Justice John Marshall for a unanimous Court:

"The rule that penal laws are to be construed strictly, is perhaps not much less old than construction itself …. It is the legislature, not the court, which is to define a crime, and ordain its punishment …. It would be dangerous, indeed, to carry the principle, that a case which is within the reason or mischief of a statute is within its provisions, so far as to punish a crime not enumerated in the statute, because it is of equal atrocity, or of kindred character, with those which are enumerated. UNITED STATES v. WILTBERGER, 18 U.S. 76, 93-94, 5 Wheat. 35, 43-44 (1820).

Late on Friday afternoon, Judge Dawson denied all pre-trial jurisdictional Motions, some of them of which were filed 17 months ago. He denied Irwin’s Motion to Suppress the seized documents. Knowing this is the way that the trial will be handled, it is difficult not to feel some anxiety over what is to come.

I am looking up and I hope that the people I am thinking of – and, that is all of you – will look up too. We want to support you as we go through all of this by sharing our experiences, so please tell me what I need to do in order to participate in your Trial blogspot beginning tomorrow. Please tell me how to reach the audio spot by telephone and we will check in every day with the interesting goings on.

Thank you again for all of your good work and for all of your support.
Peace~
Cindy Neun

The Criminal Trial: CASE NO. CR-S-04-0119 – KJD(LRL)
Mondays through Thursdays 9:30 a.m. Until 4:30 p.m.
With a lunch break from 12 until 1:30.

Location: Lloyd D. George Federal Courthouse
333 South Las Vegas Boulevard
Las Vegas, Nevada 89101

Kent J. Dawson District Court Judge Presiding
6th Floor

The United States Trial Attorneys are:

Daniel R. SCHIESS, JEFFREY NEIMAN, in care of UNITED STATES ATTORNEY DANIEL BOGDEN’S OFFICE at 333 Las Vegas Boulevard, South, Suite 5000, in Las Vegas, Nevada, [89101]

Jeffrey A. Neiman, Trial Attorney • United States Department of Justice • Tax Division
601 D Street, NW Room 7922 • Washington, D.C. 20004 •
202-305-1145 • 202-514-0961 (FAX)

For The Defense:

IRWIN A. Schiff
Defendant, pro per
444 East Sahara Avenue
Las Vegas, Nevada 89104
http://www.paynoincometax.com/

CHAD BOWERS, Esq.
Counsel for Defendant Cohen
3202 W. Charleston Blvd.
Las Vegas, Nevada 89102

Michael v. Cristalli, Esq.
Counsel for Defendant [the said] CYNTHIA NEUN
Cristalli & Saggese Ltd.
732 South Sixth Street
Suite 100
Las Vegas, Nevada 89101
http://www.cristalli-saggese.com/
http://www.artaftermidnight.com/csmith/index.html


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