Washington Man Convicted of Filing $20 Billion in False Liens Against Fed Prosecutors and Others

“The jerk store called, they’re running out of you.”  George Costanza, Seinfeld
By Danny Fenster

The above quote may be applicable to a Washington state man who was convicted  Tuesday of filing over $20 billion in false liens against federal officials including fed prosecutors.

The 2-day trial ended when Ronald James Davenport, of Chewelah, Wash., was convicted on  all four counts he was charged with in the Eastern District of Washington state, according to the Justice Department.

In December of 2009, Davenport filed false liens against the Clerk of the Court for the Eastern District of the state, the then-US Attorney, an Assistant US Attorney and an IRS officer, according evidence presented at trial. Each lein claimed Davenport was owed $5.184 billion and attached all the victims personal property as security on the debt.

Davenport chose the individuals because of their service as government officials and their involvement in a civil suit in which Davenport allegedly owed about $270,000 in unpaid tax liabilities, according to the Justice Department.

A sentencing date has not yet been set, but Davenport faces a potential maximum sentence of 40 years in prison and a $1 million fine.

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