The grand jury returned an indictment charging Shrout with 13 counts of making, presenting and transmitting fictitious financial instruments and six counts of willfully failing to file income tax returns.
He’s accused of making and issuing more than 300 fake “International Bills of Exchange” on his own behalf and for credit to third parties. The government contends Shrout falsely claimed the bills had value and purported them to be worth more than $100 trillion.
The indictment also alleges Shrout promoted and marketed the fake financial documents to pay off debts.
He’s also accused of failing to file income tax returns from 2009 through 2014 after receiving income for presentations at seminars and licensing fees for the sale of DVD recordings and private client consultations through his business Winston Shrout Solutions in Commerce.
By 2014, Shrout received gross income of more than $21,500, according to the indictment.
“Winston Shrout is one of the biggest sovereign citizen gurus of the last decade. This is a big deal, ” said Mark Pitcavage, senior research fellow with Anti-Defamation League center on extremism, in Ohio.
Anti-government sovereign citizens claim that paper money is unconstitutional, with gold and silver the only lawful forms of currency, so they find it easy to rationalize creating their own forms of paper money, according to the Anti-Defamation League.
“This is a very longstanding tactic in the sovereign citizen movement,” Pitcavage said. “They love to use bogus financial instruments. Some use bogus checks. Some look like money orders. They use these to pay off the IRS or other debtors.”
Shrout was previously indicted in December on charges of failure to file tax returns. On that indictment, he told the court in February that he didn’t want to be represented by a court-appointed attorney, and a judge allowed him to represent himself but named an assistant federal public defender to advise him. The court entered a not guilty plea on his behalf, according to court records.
Shrout is scheduled to return to court on this new indictment March 31.
If convicted, Shrout faces a maximum sentence of 25 years in prison on each count of making, presenting and transmitting fake financial documents and one year for each count of failure to file income tax returns.
Acting Assistant Attorney General Carolline D. Ciraolo of the U.S. Justice Department’s Tax Division announced the new indictment in a prepared release Wednesday.
— Maxine Bernstein
Well the easiest way to get rid of the Willful Failure to File Return charges, is for Winston to agree to pay the taxes owed.
Winston needs to have whoever the man is who came up with the amounts stated in the charges, to hand Winston a verifiable bill & bill of particulars, and be able to testify that the signed bill is both true and post due.
After receiving the sign bill, Winston will gladly pay – if Winston removes the controversy, then those matters stop.
If Winston can only pay $10.00 a month, then eventually the IRS will get paid.
As a side note – To all you guy & gals:
There is taxable income – correct?
And there is non-taxable income – correct?
So what is the difference between taxable & non-taxable income?
UCC 1-201 (b)(4) “Bank means a person engaged in the business of banking”
“at common law the right of banking and all of its ramifications belong to individual citizens”
August V. Earle 38 U.S. 519 (1839) P 596
$100T certainly got their attention. I’m guessing that Strout will put the whole monetary system on trial. Maxine, maybe you can research how our monetary system is setup, who prints the money and what is backing it. Learn what fiat currency means. Then, look for the sections of the Constitution that gives the IRS the right to tax our earnings. Even learn what the word ‘income’ means and why it says ‘wages’ on our paychecks.
Maxine, you obviously are very mind controlled and clueless. The illuminati control our world, they are criminals and they have destroyed the value of our dollar, to make living expenses higher and higher. They have stolen trillions from the American people, and now are finding out they disbanded our country and turned it into a LLC corporation. You should research the illuminati and how they are screwing us all and stealing the Americans money. Your huge mortgage, car loan etc are all an enslavement system by these criminals.
Superior court judges are filing law suits against the fake government which is actually a corporation with maritime laws. They made our constitution invalid b/c we do not operate anymore as a Republic with land jurisdiction anymore. They have deceived all of us.
To see what they have done to us, look up Anna Von Reitz website and read her letters she has sent out. Learn how we have all been turned legally into slaves for a corporation run by the Royal families and international bankers. Our income tax does NOT go to the U.S. government, it gets sent to the Royal families. We are all being screwed.
The FBI, IRS, Federal Reserve, CIA are NOT government organizations. They are private corporations run by the criminal mafia cabal who have taken over our country, bankrupted it and turned it into an LLC making us all “vessels” at sea who were declared dead, and unclaimed vessels. They have life insurance policies on all of us and collect on our estates. They kill us when they take us into fake wars which they always stage with their staged terror attacks.
Wake up and learn the truth. The ADL is used by the Illuminati to spread disinfo protecting the evil bankers. Wakeup Jewish people and learn how you are being deceived.
After you look up Anna Von Reitz website, look up Jordan Maxwell’s video on youtube called “Takeover of Planet Earth” and see who really controls our planet. It’s not who we were told. We have been lied to.