Winston Shrout Sentencing set for 26 Sept 2017

I have attached Winston Shrout’s jury verdict, guilty on 19 counts –

  • 7 counts of making or producing a fictitious financial instrument
  • 3 counts of presenting or passing a fictitious financial instrument
  • 3 counts of mailing or shipping a fictitious financial instrument
  • 6 counts of willful failure to file an income tax return (for years 2009 – 2014)

Patriot Myth Monger Winston Shrout will spend years in prison (and possibly die there) for practicing what he preached – bogus methods of obtaining undeserved money and of not paying taxes. He might have fared better by following David Myrland’s or Pete Hendrickson’s recommendations for avoiding payment of taxes one does not owe. See below Winston Shrout’s docket report as of today, from PACER.GOV.

If you have sat at the feet of a patriot myth monger, hanging on his every word, struggling to squeeze sense out of his preachments and absorb them into your being, pay heed to the fate of Winston Shrout. We don’t know its full impact on his life, and we certainly cannot envy it. He could have avoided the fate had he not tried to “Trick” the system by embracing mythological nonsense about the US Government and our status and obligations under the law.

If you have followed a patriot myth monger, seek competent legal counsel before you get into serious trouble.

Winston Shrout Verdict.pdf

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Author: bobhurt

See http://bobhurt.com

19 thoughts on “Winston Shrout Sentencing set for 26 Sept 2017”

  1. Not yet sentenced, from what I read. That is rather unusual…

    119
    2017-08-17

    Order on Motion to Continue / Reset
    ORDER by Judge Robert E. Jones Granting 117 Motion to Continue / Reset as to Winston Shrout (1). Sentencing is reset for 1/9/2018 at 10:00AM before Judge Robert E. Jones in Portland Courtroom 10A. Sentencing set for 9/26/2017 at 11:00 AM is STRICKEN. (bp) (Entered: 08/17/2017)
    120
    2017-08-17

    Order on Motion for Order
    ORDER by Judge Robert E. Jones Granting 118 Unopposed Motion For Authorization To Travel as to Winston Shrout (1). (bp) (Entered: 08/17/2017)

    1. The court rescheduled sentencing in docket entry #119:
      ORDER by Judge Robert E. Jones Granting 117 Motion to Continue / Reset as to Winston Shrout (1). Sentencing is reset for 1/9/2018 at 10:00AM before Judge Robert E. Jones in Portland Courtroom 10A. Sentencing set for 9/26/2017 at 11:00 AM is STRICKEN. (bp) (Entered: 08/17/2017)

      1. It’s highly doubtful he’ll get substantial prison time (unfortunately). His primary crime, the fictitious obligations, Title 18 Section 514 charge, carries a guideline score of 7. Under federal law, his multiple counts will be grouped because they represent a course of conduct or pattern of behavior or other common scheme (i.e. making false financial instruments). There will likely be little enhancement because there was no actual financial harm because of it. If you look at the US sentencing guidelines for that score, the recommendation is 0-6 months in prison. His tax crimes will also be grouped. Because that is likely deemed a separate issue, they’ll add 2 points enhancement to his sentencing score. That leaves him with an overall score of 9… The recommendation is 4-10 months in prison. He can’t be sentenced to probation in lieu of incarceration because he’s convicted of a class B felony. I’d expect around a year in jail. There may be other upward departures that I am missing if he has a prior record, for example. Hope you can clarify why you think he will spend decades in prison??

  2. A lot of people have been mislead by you Winston, and ended up in jail, I find it odd and sad you have no remorse for that.

    1. Bernie Madoff feels no remorse for having swindled all his victims. He just feels remorse for getting caught, tried, convicted, sentenced, fined, and imprisoned. Bernie knows he did wrong. Winston might delusionally still consider himself right.

      1. For some of these people, conviction is proof of a conspiracy which they view as proof that they are right. So yes, I suspect that WINSTON most likely believes he is right.

      2. 12/04/2017 122 ORDER by Judge Robert E. Jones Granting 121 Second Unopposed Motion to Continue Sentencing Hearing Date as to Winston Shrout (1). Sentencing is reset for 2/20/2018 at 11:00AM before Judge Robert E. Jones in Portland Courtroom 10A. Sentencing set for 1/9/2018 at 10 AM is STRICKEN. (bp) (Entered: 12/04/2017)

    1. Like I said in my previous comment, I did the math on his convictions and guideline score. Unless he has a serious prior record, don’t hold your breath on him being locked up for over a year or so. Given his age, etc. and the lack of financial loss to his victims, they may even consent to house arrest for him. If not, expect a year or so in prison.

      1. I know a woman who got 3 years for tax crimes including 5 felonies and 5 misdemeanors. But because he is insufferably intransigent, and insists he was right all along, they might stick it to him in order to deter other intransigents, like they did to Oscar Stilley and Lindsey Springer (look them up at bop.gov) – first time offenders, but REALLY pissed off the IRS, DOJ, and judges.

  3. Thanks for your answer Bob. I agree with you overall, but I also slightly disagree in that “pissing off” judges and prosecutors results in longer sentences. I’m not an attorney (yet), but I did do an internship in a DA’s office, so take this at that value. In my experience and limited knowledge of the federal system, the sentence will largely be determined by the federal sentencing guidelines. The judge can depart for good reason, but usually that doesn’t happen to any significant degree and can also be ripe for appeal and objection. Downward departures are more common than upward. For federal crimes, you have to remember that the number of offenses doesn’t matter (in this type of case anyway). They are all “grouped” in the sentencing guidelines as a common course of conduct (the reason for this is to basically factor our prosecutorial decisions / biases from the sentencing process). What matters more, for these types of crimes anyway, is the actual pecuniary loss as well as the base sentencing score for the offense. Cases with more pecuniary loss have additional points added on as an enhancement. The reason I made my comment, is that in Winston’s case, there was no pecuniary loss suffered (except for his tax crimes, and from what I can see the tax loss was fairly small), so it is highly doubtful that he would be sent away for a significant amount of time. Also, in the case of the woman that you mentioned, there could be other aggravating factors — i.e. whether she had a prior record, the amounts involved, aggravating factors, aged victims, etc.

    1. Au contraire! I was convicted of one count of conspiracy to defraud the US government (5 years max), after serving 21 months for income tax evasion. I told my public defender that the judge was going to max me out, but he was sure he could get me parole and maybe community service. Not a chance. That screwball judge maxed me out, to the amazement of my lawyer! (After several appeals, the conviction was reversed, then finally thrown out.)

  4. >>Sentencing is reset for 2/20/2018 at 11:00AM before Judge Robert E. Jones in Portland Courtroom 10A.

    Does anyone know what happened yesterday (assuming something did happen)? Keying the above into a search engine seems to produce this site as the only result.

    1. Shrout got the court to approve another delay. I have no idea why the court would give him such special treatment as to delay sentencing a year. Here are the 3 most recent entries from the docket report.

      01/23/2018 123 Third Motion to Continue / Reset Sentencing Hearing Date by Defendant Winston Shrout. (Iniguez, Ruben) (Entered: 01/23/2018)
      01/23/2018 125 Response to Motion by USA as to Winston Shrout regarding Motion to Continue / Reset 123 filed by Defendant Winston Shrout (Wexler, Stuart) (Entered: 01/23/2018)
      01/23/2018 126 ORDER by Judge Robert E. Jones Granting 123 Third Motion to Continue Sentencing Hearing Date as to Winston Shrout (1) for the compelling reasons submitted in defense counsel’s materials. The Court advises there will be no further extensions for any reason. Sentencing is set for 5/17/2018 at 10:00AM in Portland Courtroom 10A before Judge Robert E. Jones. Sentencing set for 2/20/2018 at 11AM is STRICKEN. (bp) (Entered: 01/23/2018)

  5. >>Sentencing is set for 5/17/2018 at 10:00AM in Portland Courtroom 10A before Judge Robert E. Jones.

    Can you please update the entry so your readers know what happened?

    1. 04/26/2018 139 Scheduling Order by Judge Robert E. Jones as to Winston Shrout. Oral Argument is set for 5/7/2018 at 11:00AM before Judge Robert E. Jones in Portland Courtroom 10A. (bp) (Entered: 04/26/2018)
      05/07/2018 141 Minutes of Proceedings: Granting 129 Motion for Hearing as to Winston Shrout (1). A hearing will be set after the expert witnesses are available for a hearing. Motion Hearing before Judge Robert E. Jones as to Winston Shrout held on 5/7/2018. Sentencing hearing set for 5/17/2018 at 10AM is STRICKEN and will be reset at a competency hearing. ORDER: The court is ordering a competency evaluation by Dr. Lopez at OHSU with a report due no later than 6/29/2018. A competency hearing will be set in July after the evaluation has been completed. ORDER: Defense counsel will submit an unredacted copy of Dr. Martin’s report to the Court. Stuart A. Wexler, Lee Langston present as counsel for plaintiff(s). Ruben L. Iniguez present as counsel for defendant(s). (Court Reporter Jill Jessup.) (bp) (Entered: 05/07/2018)

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