Famspear wrote:In a sense, the IRS has NOT been enforcing its procedures uniformly. Sometimes the IRS catches the CtC filings and correctly denies the claim for credit or refund, and other times the IRS erroneously issues the refund or credit. The latter is what happened, of course, in Pete's own case. The problem for Pete's followers, of course, is that they almost universally swallow the doofus theory that the mere issuance of all those refunds somehow means that CtC must be "correct." Again, this is analogous to arguing that if you steal money by false pretenses, your "success" in stealing the money "proves" that there is no law against the theft.
This is exactly what Lex Liar is saying; and will likely keep saying all through his eventual trial, prison term, and afterwards.