(originally launched into cyberspace on 02/02/2008)
Overshadowed by the verdict in the persecution of Wesley Snipes was
another verdict, this one in Hawaii. The tax evasion trial of Lucky
Bennett, defended by Larry Becraft, ended with a hung jury. I don't
know anything else about Mr. Bennett, or about the case. I don't
know if it had anything to do with the 861 evidence or not, and I
don't know if the feds will try to retry him. But once again, the
supposedly invincible IRS/DOJ bully failed to do the damage it
tried to inflict. Poor them. It must be tough trying to illegally
extort 100,000,000 people all at once.
(P.S. Incidentally, I got the facts slightly messed up in a prior
message. The 17-defendant acquittal I was thinking of was not in
California. It was the case involving Franklin Saunders, also
defended by Larry Becraft, which happened in Memphis, Tennessee.)
(P.P.S. I never got any response to my e-mail to "TaxMama,"
pointing out half a dozen blatant untruths in her "story" about