Suit: Sovereign Citizen Tried to Forge $100 Trillion Worth of Fake Financial Documents
The Observer wrote:That headline seems to be inaccurate. From what I can tell, Shrout successfully forged those documents; he just wasn't successful in convincing anyone that matters that they were legitimate for the purpose of satisfying a debt.
If you're referring to the word "Tried" -- yes, there is a connotation
of the term "tried" that is essentially the meaning of "attempted but failed".
But, in a denotative
sense, "Tried" could mean a successful or unsuccessful attempt.
Speaking of the word "attempt," this reminds me of a discussion some years ago with someone who did not understand this verbiage:
Sec. 7201. Attempt to evade or defeat tax.
Any person who willfully attempts in any manner to evade or defeat any tax imposed by this title or the payment thereof shall, in addition to other penalties provided by law, be guilty of a felony and, upon conviction thereof, shall be fined not more than $100,000 ($500,000 in the case of a corporation), or imprisoned not more than 5 years, or both, together with the costs of prosecution.
---26 USC section 7201.
We often refer to this statute as the "tax evasion" statute, but it would be more precise to say it is the "attempted
tax evasion" statute. The term "attempt" as used in section 7201 covers both successful attempts and unsuccessful attempts.
...why is anyone in this [losthorizons] community paying the least attention to...'Larry Williams' [Famspear], or other purveyors of disinformation from...quatloos? – Pete Hendrickson, former inmate 15406-039, Fed’l Bureau of Prisons