ATLANTA, Ga. (CW44 Information At 10)- Hakim Amal Archible has been sentenced for submitting false liens in opposition to federal authorities officers, together with former IRS Commissioner John Koskinen and former U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew.
“Harassing federal officers by way of the submitting of false liens is critical legal conduct,” mentioned U.S. Legal professional Kurt R. Erskine. “Congress enacted the retaliatory lien statute to deal with the issue of frivolous retaliatory liens, too usually utilized by tax defiers and sovereign residents to impede the tax legal guidelines and harass authorities workers.”
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“TIGTA’s statutory mission consists of investigating people who intrude with the lawful assortment of taxes by submitting frivolous liens in opposition to public officers,” mentioned J. Russell George, the Treasury Inspector Common for Tax Administration. “Makes an attempt to intrude with IRS workers engaged within the efficiency of their official duties will likely be aggressively pursued. We admire the efforts of the U.S. Legal professional’s Workplace in working with TIGTA to guard the integrity of Federal tax administration.”
In response to U.S. Legal professional Erskine, the fees and different info introduced in court docket: In 2014 and 2015, whereas imprisoned in Henry County, Georgia, for unrelated crimes, Archible filed or tried to file false liens in opposition to the actual and private property of presidency officers. Particularly, the testimony confirmed that on October 22, 2014, the IRS issued a letter to Archible informing him that he could be topic to a $5,000 penalty for taking a frivolous place in his 2013 tax return. Archible, aided and abetted by others, filed false UCC lien paperwork within the Fayette County Clerk’s Workplace that named IRS Commissioner John Koskinen as debtor and listed himself because the secured occasion creditor. Within the paperwork, Archible indicated that Koskinen was chargeable for the $5,000 tax penalty. He additionally had the UCC submitting, and different IRS kinds, mailed on to the IRS.
On December 9, 2014, Archible, aided and abetted by others, filed UCC lien paperwork naming former U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew because the debtor and himself because the secured occasion creditor. Whereas the collateral recognized for the lien is nonsensical, the outline of the topic actual property included, amongst different issues, a $100 billion chargeback order. On August 5, 2015, Archible, aided and abetted by others, filed one other false UCC lien in opposition to Jacob Lew, which named Secretary Lew because the debtor and Archible because the secured occasion. The collateral for the lien included, amongst different issues, a $10 billion registered safety.
Along with the false liens filed in opposition to the federal governmental officers, Archible additionally filed false liens in opposition to native officers in Georgia, together with the Chief Decide of Henry County Superior Court docket, and the previous Clerk of Henry County Superior Court docket.
Witnesses testified that the lien filings are publicly out there and could be accessed by way of an web search. A court docket order is required to take away the liens from the general public portal. The victims testified that they have been involved that these liens may have an effect on their credit score or their property and that they felt threatened and harassed by the conduct.
On July 2, 2021, a jury discovered Archible responsible of three counts of submitting and trying to file false and retaliatory liens in opposition to the actual and private property of sure workers of the federal authorities, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 1521, and one depend of obstructing the due administration of the IRS, in violation of 26 U.S.C. § 7212.
Hakim Amal Archible, 38, of Hampton, Georgia, was sentenced November 16, 2021, by U.S. District Decide Thomas W. Thrash, Jr., to eight years, 9 months in jail to be adopted by three years of supervised launch.
This case was investigated by the U.S. Treasury Inspector Common for Tax Administration.