Winston Shrout still not in prison, but soon, maybe

A The Jury convicted arch scammer and tax cheat Winston Shrout on 19 counts 21 months ago. Now, in early February 2019, Judge Robert E. Jones of the Portland Division for the Oregon US District Court still has not managed to get Winston Shrout imprisoned. According to the docket report, Shrout appealed his conviction to the 9th Circuit, and moved the court to allow him to remain out of prison on bond, pending the final outcome of the appeal. Judge Jones denied the motion and ordered Shrout to show up at the federal prison in early January 2019, but Shrout appealed that order to the 9th Circuit which ordered Judge Jones to explain why he denied the motion. Judge Jones explained that Shrout poses a danger of continuing to scam people, that the only reason for the appeal is to delay going to prison, that the appeal raises no new issue of law or fact, and that even if he succeeded in winning on some element of the appeal, he would end up in prison anyway.

Now we wait to discover whether the 9th Circuit will do the right thing and affirm Judge Jones’ ruling, sending Shrout to prison where he has belonged for the past 12 years.

I have attached some items from PACER. Notice the dreck from Winston Shrout in documents 9, 10, 13, 23, and 31. That cockamamie nonsense typifies the kind of content Shrout advised others to file in their court cases.

  • The docket report
  • The superseding indictment
  • Doc 185 – Judge Jones explanation of his denial of Shrout’s motion for release on bond
  • Several idiotic filings by Winston Shrout


Author: Bob Hurt

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3 thoughts on “Winston Shrout still not in prison, but soon, maybe”

  1. Prominent tax dodger Winston Shrout was supposed to surrender to prison earlier this month, but is now accused of dodging his 10-year prison sentence by failing to turn himself in to the federal Bureau of Prisons as ordered.

    Shrout was scheduled to start serving his sentence March 4, the first Monday after the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals denied his request to remain out of custody pending his appeal of his conviction and prison term. The appeals court upheld U.S. District Judge Robert E. Jones’ ruling that Shrout would pose a danger if he were to remain in the community.

    The next day, federal authorities issued a warrant for Shrout’s arrest.

    On Wednesday, a federal prosecutor urged the appeals court to dismiss with prejudice Shrout’s appeal because of his fugitive status. Dismissal with prejudice would mean Shrout wouldn’t be able to file an appeal at a future date.

    The government noted that Shrout filed the opening brief for his appeal on Monday, while he was a fugitive.

    Katie Bagley, tax division attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice, wrote to the 9th Circuit that Shrout’s lawyer noted only that the Bureau of Prisons website indicated Shrout wasn’t in custody and didn’t provide any information that would excuse Shrout’s failure to surrender to prison.

    “Defendant has repeatedly attempted to delay serving his sentence. Having exhausted those efforts, defendant has now chosen to defy the court,’’ Bagley wrote. “ This is precisely the kind of ‘heads I win, tails you lose’ gaming of the system that the fugitive disentitlement doctrine is intended to prevent.’’

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