Theron Jay Marrs, formally of Living Free and Clear, has agreed to head to federal prison for tax evasion. TJ Marrs popped up on one of my old alerts. He came to my attention in 2010 for his role in the mortgage scheme of Living Free and Clear. I could not help see the irony that TJ is soon not going to be living free or clear.
“Defendant admits the elements of the offense alleged in Count 1 and agrees the following facts are true, can be proved beyond a reasonable doubt, and are sufficient to support his guilty plea to Count 1.
(1) Beginning in or about February 2011 and continuing through July 2017, in the District of Oregon and elsewhere, defendant did willfully attempt to evade and defeat the payment of federal income tax, more than $265,000, due and owing by him to the United States of America for calendar years 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, and 2010.
(2) Defendant committed the following affirmative acts of evasion, among others, in his attempt to evade or defeat the payment of his federal income taxes for 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, and 2010:
a. Mailing harassing and frivolous documents to the IRS in which he falsely claimed that he was not subject to income taxes;
b. Concealing and attempting to conceal the ownership of his personal residence by placing it in the name of nominee entities, including a trust;
c. Sending the IRS fraudulent bonds, bills of exchange, checks, and money orders, attempting to mislead the IRS into accepting such items as payment for defendant’s federal income tax due and owing;
d. Concealing and attempting to conceal assets and financial transactions by using businesses and nominee entities, including trusts;
e. Filing false U.S. Individual Income Tax Returns for calendar years 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, and 2010, which, among other things, falsely represented his income, taxes due, and refund owed;
f. Filing retaliatory lawsuits against IRS employees;
g. Filing frivolous documents with the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon;
h. Filing a false UCC lien in Washington; and
i. Otherwise concealing and attempting to conceal from all proper officers of the United States of America his true and correct income and assets.”