Nothing says "dumbass" quite like a billion $ lien

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Nothing says "dumbass" quite like a billion $ lien

Postby Demosthenes » Thu Dec 16, 2010 10:18 pm

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FORMERLY CONVICTED MARYLAND TAX DEFIER INDICTED FOR FILING FALSE LIENS AGAINST
PROSECUTOR AND FOR FILING FALSE CLAIMS FOR TAX REFUNDS
WASHINGTON - Andrew Isaac Chance of Clinton, Md., was arrested on a four-count indictment charging him with filing a fraudulent multi-billion dollar lien against a government employee and filing false tax returns seeking $900,000 in false refunds, the Justice Department and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced today. The indictment was returned on Dec. 13, 2010, by a federal grand jury sitting in Greenbelt, Md. No trial date has been set.
According to the indictment, Chance filed a false lien in the amount of $1.313 billion against the property of the Assistant U.S. Attorney who had prosecuted him for filing a false claim for a tax refund in 2007. The indictment also alleges that Chance filed three false income tax returns for estates and trusts for Andrew I. Chance Trust, for tax years 2007, 2008 and 2009. Each of these tax returns claimed a tax refund in the amount of $300,000.
In October 2007, Chance was convicted for filing a tax return for “ANDREW CHANCE TRUST” that claimed a tax refund in the amount of $306,753. On Oct. 15, 2007, Chance was sentenced to 27 months in prison. He was released from prison on June 12, 2009, and is currently on supervised release.
An indictment merely alleges that a crime has been committed, and a defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
If convicted, Chance faces a maximum of 25 years in prison and a maximum fine of $1 million dollars.
The case is being investigated by special agents with the IRS and the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration and is being prosecuted by Tax Division Trial Attorneys Jen E. Ihlo and Mark S. McDonald.
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Re: Nothing says "dumbass" quite like a billion $ lien

Postby bmielke » Thu Dec 16, 2010 11:00 pm

How about he gets one second in Jail for every dollar he attempted to get, that would be 41 + years, that seems fair to me in this case, plus we put a never ending lien against him for the same amount.
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TP Who Filed $1.313 billion lien against AUSA Indicted

Postby jcolvin2 » Fri Dec 17, 2010 6:54 am

http://www.justice.gov/tax/txdv101450.htm

FORMERLY CONVICTED MARYLAND TAX DEFIER INDICTED FOR FILING
FALSE LIENS AGAINST PROSECUTOR AND FOR FILING FALSE CLAIMS
FOR TAX REFUNDS

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2010


WASHINGTON -- Andrew Isaac Chance of Clinton, Md., was arrested on a four-count indictment charging him with filing a fraudulent multi-billion dollar lien against a government employee and filing false tax returns seeking $900,000 in false refunds, the Justice Department and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced today. The indictment was returned on Dec. 13, 2010, by a federal grand jury sitting in Greenbelt, Md. No trial date has been set.
According to the indictment, Chance filed a false lien in the amount of $1.313 billion against the property of the Assistant U.S. Attorney who had prosecuted him for filing a false claim for a tax refund in 2007. The indictment also alleges that Chance filed three false income tax returns for estates and trusts for Andrew I. Chance Trust, for tax years 2007, 2008 and 2009. Each of these tax returns claimed a tax refund in the amount of $300,000.

In October 2007, Chance was convicted for filing a tax return for "ANDREW CHANCE TRUST" that claimed a tax refund in the amount of $306,753. On Oct. 15, 2007, Chance was sentenced to 27 months in prison. He was released from prison on June 12, 2009, and is currently on supervised release.

An indictment merely alleges that a crime has been committed, and a defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

If convicted, Chance faces a maximum of 25 years in prison and a maximum fine of $1 million dollars.

The case is being investigated by special agents with the IRS and the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration and is being prosecuted by Tax Division Trial Attorneys Jen E. Ihlo and Mark S. McDonald.

Link to Indictment:
http://www.justice.gov/tax/Chance_Filed_Indictment.pdf
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Re: TP Who Filed $1.313 billion lien against AUSA Indicted

Postby Doktor Avalanche » Fri Dec 17, 2010 7:25 am

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Re: TP Who Filed $1.313 billion lien against AUSA Indicted

Postby grixit » Fri Dec 17, 2010 11:06 am

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Re: Nothing says "dumbass" quite like a billion $ lien

Postby The Observer » Fri Dec 17, 2010 4:25 pm

Do we know how old our fearless lien filer is? Just wondering how 25 years more in prison is going to look on him.
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Re: Nothing says "dumbass" quite like a billion $ lien

Postby Demosthenes » Fri Dec 17, 2010 4:31 pm

He's 64.
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Re: Nothing says "dumbass" quite like a billion $ lien

Postby The Observer » Fri Dec 17, 2010 5:33 pm

What a shame. You would think that as one ages, they would actually learn to commit less stupidity rather than more.
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Re: Nothing says "dumbass" quite like a billion $ lien

Postby Pottapaug1938 » Fri Dec 17, 2010 6:00 pm

The Observer wrote:What a shame. You would think that as one ages, they would actually learn to commit less stupidity rather than more.


As he ages, he has probably realized what an insignificant life he's had; and he is more, rather than less, anxious to have some sort of Meaningful Impact on society -- at least, in his own increasingly feeble mind.
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Re: Nothing says "dumbass" quite like a billion $ lien

Postby wserra » Wed Dec 22, 2010 1:51 pm

The Observer wrote:What a shame. You would think that as one ages, they would actually learn to commit less stupidity rather than more.


Ya think? Get a load of this, guys.

This groyse chochem actually filed copies of the UCC-1s that he filed against the AUSA and the IRS employee in the 2007 federal docket, his previous conviction. They appear there complete with the Maryland Department Department of Assessments and Taxation filing stamp (the addresses in them are offices, not homes). IOW, he didn't even make the govt get copies; he handed them over.

The court in the 2007 conviction ordered a mental examination. He was (obviously) found competent, but a mental illness may help explain the seemingly inexplicable. If Demo is correct that he's a dumbass, he represents a new dumbass reference standard.
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Re: Nothing says "dumbass" quite like a billion $ lien

Postby The Observer » Wed Dec 22, 2010 5:13 pm

wserra wrote: If Demo is correct that he's a dumbass, he represents a new dumbass reference standard.


And what title would be an appropriate description?

Lord of the Dumbass?

Quantum Dumbass?

Or to steal one from sci-fi/fantasy author Stephen Donaldson's series on Thomas Covenant, Ur-Dumbass?
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Re: Nothing says "dumbass" quite like a billion $ lien

Postby Pottapaug1938 » Wed Dec 22, 2010 5:59 pm

The Observer wrote:
wserra wrote: If Demo is correct that he's a dumbass, he represents a new dumbass reference standard.


And what title would be an appropriate description?

Lord of the Dumbass?

Quantum Dumbass?

Or to steal one from sci-fi/fantasy author Stephen Donaldson's series on Thomas Covenant, Ur-Dumbass?


Wes's "Groyse Chochem" is as good as any. You don't need to be Jewish or speak Yiddish (I'm not, and I don't) to appreciate the delicious skewering that this title gives to its receipent.
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Re: Nothing says "dumbass" quite like a billion $ lien

Postby Demosthenes » Sat Nov 19, 2011 12:02 am

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SECOND CONVICTION FOR PRINCE GEORGE’S, MARYLAND, COUNTY TAX DEFIER

WASHINGTON – Andrew Isaac Chance of Clinton, Md., was convicted of filing a false retaliatory lien against a federal prosecutor and for filing three false claims for income tax refunds, the Justice Department, Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) announced today. U.S. District Judge for the District of Maryland Alexander Williams Jr. presided over the federal jury trial in Greenbelt, Md.

According to testimony and evidence presented at trial, Chance was convicted in 2007 for filing a false claim for an income tax refund for the tax year 2005. Shortly after he was released from prison for that crime, he filed a UCC Financing Statement with the Maryland Department of Assessments and Taxation, falsely claiming that the federal prosecutor, who prosecuted the 2007 case, owed him $1.313 billion. The evidence showed that Chance filed a similar lien against a Maryland state prosecutor for her role in prosecuting him for crimes relating to his attempts to cash the fraudulently obtained U.S. Treasury check for the 2005 tax return. According to the evidence, Chance admitted to a federal agent, when arrested in December 2010 in relation to the current indictment, that he had filed the liens because the prosecutors had “done him wrong.”

The evidence at trial established that a year after filing the false lien, Chance filed three false claims for tax refunds for tax years 2007, 2008 and 2009, seeking a total of $900,000. These three false tax returns were almost identical to the 2005 return for which he was previously convicted. On the 2005 tax return, Chance claimed he was the Andrew Chance Trust. On the 2007-2009 returns, he claimed he was the Andrew I Chance Trust. On each return in the current case, Chance claimed $300,000 in refunds based on completely false income and withholding amounts. The government introduced evidence that, despite having claimed withholdings on the false returns, Chance had no withholdings and, in fact, had demanded that Metro, from which he retired as a station manager in 1999, not withhold taxes from his retirement pay.

“This verdict is a clear message that filing false retaliatory liens against federal officials, including federal prosecutors who are simply doing their jobs, is illegal and will be punished,” said Deputy Assistant Attorney General Ronald A. Cimino of the Justice Department’s Tax Division.

Chance was on federal supervised release and state probation at the time of the conduct giving rise to this indictment. He still faces court actions related to those release violations.

Chance faces maximum punishment of up to 25 years in prison and $1 million in fines. Judge Williams scheduled sentencing for Feb. 15, 2012.

The case was investigated by the IRS and the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration, and prosecuted by Tax Division Trial Attorneys Jen E. Ihlo and Erin B. Pulice.

Additional information about the Justice Department’s Tax Division and its enforcement efforts is available at www.usdoj.gov/tax.
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Re: Nothing says "dumbass" quite like a billion $ lien

Postby Gregg » Sat Nov 19, 2011 1:01 am

In certain circles this would be called a major victory. He won free room and board for life from the Federal Government!

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Re: Nothing says "dumbass" quite like a billion $ lien

Postby Demosthenes » Thu Feb 16, 2012 6:20 pm

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MARYLAND TAX DEFIER SENTENCED TO 65 MONTHS IN PRISON

Was Previously Convicted for Filing a False Claim for a Refund

WASHINGTON - Andrew Isaac Chance of Clinton, Md., was sentenced Wednesday to 65 months in prison for filing false claims for tax refunds and for filing a false retaliatory lien against a federal prosecutor. The sentencing was announced today by the Justice Department, Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation (IRS-CI) and Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA).

Chance was convicted by a federal jury in Greenbelt, Md., on Nov. 18, 2011. At the time the defendant filed the false retaliatory lien and false claims for tax refunds, he was on federal supervised release for a 2007 tax conviction.

According to evidence presented at trial, Chance was convicted and sentenced to 27 months in prison in 2007, for filing a false claim for an income tax refund for the tax year 2005. Shortly after he was released from prison for that crime, he filed a UCC Financing Statement with the Maryland Department of Assessments and Taxation, falsely claiming that the federal prosecutor, who prosecuted the 2007 case, owed him $1.313 billion. The evidence showed that Chance filed a similar lien against a Maryland state prosecutor for her role in prosecuting him for crimes relating to his attempts to cash the fraudulently obtained U.S. Treasury check for the 2005 tax return. According to the evidence, when arrested in December 2010, Chance admitted to a federal agent that he had filed the liens because the prosecutors had “done him wrong.”

The evidence at trial established that a year after filing the false lien, Chance filed three false claims for tax refunds for tax years 2007, 2008 and 2009, seeking a total of $900,000. These three false tax returns were almost identical to the 2005 return for which he was previously convicted. On the 2005 tax return, Chance claimed he was the Andrew Chance Trust. On the 2007-2009 returns, he claimed he was the Andrew I Chance Trust.

On each return in the current case, Chance claimed $300,000 in refunds based on completely false income and withholding amounts. The government introduced evidence that, despite having claimed withholdings on the false returns, Chance had no withholdings and, in fact, had demanded that the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, from which he retired as a station manager in 1999, not withhold taxes from his retirement pay.

“Those who file false tax returns cheat not only the government but also their fellow taxpayers. This sentence shows that filing false tax returns and retaliating against federal prosecutors and other government officials, who are simply doing their jobs, will not be tolerated,” said Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General John A. DiCicco of the Justice Department’s Tax Division.

Chance still faces a federal violation of supervised release hearing as well as a state court action for a violation of probation related to his use of false identification in an attempt to cash the fraudulent refund check he received for the 2005 tax return.

The case was prosecuted by Tax Division Trial Attorneys Jen E. Ihlo and Erin Pulice and investigated by the Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation and the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA).

More information about the Tax Division and its tax defier enforcement efforts can be found at www.justice.gov.tax.
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