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.