How we got from there to here

…or why Kent Hovind is going on trial again.

This was written for an acquaintance who wanted to understand how the results of a 2006 case can reverberate into 2015.

First of all, keep in mind that Kent and Jo Hovind were found liable for $430,400 in forfeitures after they were found guilty of structuring. (This was a separate part of the jury deliberations.) The next step would be that the government would want to seize money, as it is nice and fungible, to pay this forfeiture.

The Order Forfeiting Substitute Property (document 212) says first that Kent and Jo Hovind have apparently moved $430,400 or the forfeited monies cannot be found.   Remember from the trial that these were withdrawals, and, I suspect, cash wage payments to employees, so it makes sense to me that there wouldn’t be $430,400 in cash available. Moreover, the last structuring withdrawal Kent and Jo Hovind were convicted of occurred on August 9, 2002, almost five years previously.

Since the money is not there, the government submitted a motion to take certain listed bank accounts and properties owned by various entities related to Kent and Jo Hovind as substitute property, sell the properties, and apply the proceeds to the forfeiture. (One bank account was in the name of Creation Science Evangelism Foundation.)

The 2007 order makes more sense if you go through a subsequent order (document 325) from July 29, 2009, regarding the Wachovia bank account and properties the government wants to seize.  The U.S. asked for this order because of the tangled nature of the ownership of the bank account and parcels. Kent Hovind had bought a “ministerial package” from Glen Stoll, a non-lawyer running “Remedies at Law” up in Washington state. As part of that, Kent restructured his organizations and put the various parcels into trusts, conveying the properties and one bank account to Glen Stoll as trustee. The court found that Stoll was a “nominee title holder” for all but one of the properties in question and exercised no real control over the properties.  The same could be said of the bank account, which was in the name of the CSE Foundation, and only Kent, Jo and Tanya (daughter-in-law) Hovind could write checks on the account. Stoll did not pay the property taxes and he was not part of the property leases. On page 12 of the order, Judge Rodgers found that Stoll had no interest in the properties.

However, Eric Hovind was able to show that he was the owner of 23 Cummings Road, because it was not in a trust like the other parcels. Eric held actual title to the property, the property had been conveyed to Eric in 2000, which is before the time of the criminal actions, Eric had paid property taxes and he’d made $70,000 worth of improvements to the property (pages 13-14). Consequently, Eric was not a “nominee title holder” and the U.S. was not permitted to take his house.

Finally, the government was ordered to sell the remaining properties now given to it as a result of this order in a piecemeal fashion, up to the $430,400 owed by the Hovinds. Any overage of funds and remaining properties were to be given back to the Hovinds.

Which brings us to the 2012 order against Creation Science Evangelism, etc.

After the properties dealt with in Document 325 were conveyed to the government, Kent’s co-defendant Paul John Hansen, apparently tried to file liens on the properties as Glen Stoll’s successor as director of the trusts which had previously owned the properties. He also tried to file a Quiet Title action in state court to have himself as trustee declared owner of the properties (at least, I’m assuming, having not seen the docs). This was removed to federal court and dismissed.

However, Hansen’s liens remained on the public records of Escambia County, and created a cloud on the title. Unless you’re crazy, you don’t buy real property with a cloud on the title. No title company will issue a policy for a property with a cloud on the title. Therefore, the US filed a separate case against the listed entities and then a motion for this order, to remove the liens and prohibit the defendants (CSE, etc.) from filing any more liens on the properties. The order notes that none of the entities named in the order responded to the judge’s order in the case to lawyer up. Therefore the judge issued a default summary judgment and order for the U.S. to take the properties. As written in point 3 on page 7:

3. Defendants are hereby permanently enjoined from interfering with the rights of the United States of America in and to the property described above in any manner including fling or attempting to file liens, claims or other encumbrances in any manner whatsoever without a prior order of this court. Defendants are also enjoined from filing or attempting to file, directly or through the services of others, new notices of lien, indebtedness, claims or purported liens, of whatever nature, with the Clerk of Court in and for Escambia County, Florida, on any property forfeited to the United States.

This is the basis of the current criminal charges against Kent Hovind and Paul John Hansen. The U.S. government alleges they committed mail fraud by filing or having filed lis pendens (which is a notice of a lawsuit which could affect ownership) on four properties now owned by the USA. Consequently, it put another cloud on the title. (As a side note, apparently the lawsuit Kent thought would be sufficient as a vehicle for the lis pendens was his Bivens action against the Bureau of Prisons for not giving him his legal documents for–he says–20 months.  It is uncertain what the status of the Bivens complaint is. Hovind’s appeal of his Bivens complaint to the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals was dismissed on January 6, 2015 for failure to prosecute.) Judge Rodgers discharged the lis pendens in October 2013.

Deconstruction of the USA vs. Kent Hovind Timeline of Events

The following timeline of events was published on the FreeKentHovind.com blog.  It is rather inaccurate and incomplete. I will provide inline commentary, links and deconstruction of this timeline, which will also be incomplete. (I would note the timeline is littered with grammar gaffes and punctuation errors. I will not be commenting on these.)

EDITORS NOTE: The USA vs Kent Hovind timeline is interactive – meaning events have links to court documents, news articles and media. Kent Hovind has requested certain language edited and elements added. The timeline will continue to update as time progresses.

View interactive timeline in pdf form.

The last time I checked (o7:00 PST Tuesday, February 24, 2015), this PDF timeline had misspelled names and is even more full of errors than the web page  timeline.

January 1989 – Kent Hovind moved to Pensacola FL with family.

March 1989 – Wrote letter to editor pnj.com about Creation

No link is given to this letter.

Oct. 1989 – Debate at University of W. Florida on Creation vs Florida

No link is provided to this debate. It’s also unclear as to why this debate, of the many Kent Hovind has done over the years prior to his incarceration, is so significant. Was it Kent’s first debate?

Nov. 1989 – Begin’s Creation Science Evangelism part time

Question:  How was Kent supporting himself during this time? As a teacher?

September of 1990 – Began CSE full-time

February 16, 1996 – IRS raided CSE ministry and seized vehicles while Kent Hovind was absent from his home

Per her testimony at the 2006 trial, agent M.C. Powe stated that the raid was undertaken after Kent Hovind failed to respond to assessments due from failing to file and pay personal income taxes from 1989 to 1994. Ms. Powe testified that she was sued at least three times.

Missing from the timeline at this point is Kent Hovind’s attempt to get back the vehicles from the IRS by filing a pro se Chapter 13 bankruptcy on March 1, 1996. On March 8, 1996, Hovind filed a “Petition for Return of Seizure” to get back the vehicles. The back and forth between Hovind and the IRS is documented in Judge Lewis Killian’s decision of June 5, 1996. The upshot was that Hovind’s bankruptcy was dismissed for being filed in bad faith. The whole opinion is worth a read if only because it demonstrates clearly that Kent Hovind has been a tax evader since 1989 and only pays up when property is confiscated.

August 15th, 1996 – Request opinion from a professional CPA, Tax Attorney and IRS Registered Tax Preparer

The file containing Kent Hovind’s original letter and responses from the tax “experts” is also available here. It’s interesting how Hovind paid these people in cash.

August 19th, 1996 – Response from Tax Attorney Guy Curtis

September 10th, 1996 – Response from IRS Enrolled Tax Preparer John J. Schlabach

September 12th, 1996 – Response from CPA Fred M. Ortiz

Fred Ortiz was not a CPA, only a bookkeeper. Moreover, Ortiz was convicted in 2007 for his participation in a tax avoidance scheme where he provided a letter for a reliance defense, similar to what Kent Hovind requested above.

Peter Reilly’s Your Tax Matters Partner blog entry of February 22, 2015 goes into considerable detail about Hovind’s reliance on opinions from tax “experts.” It is well worth an interested person’s time to see what other experts have to say about this. Basically, given the hundreds of thousands of lawyers, CPAs and tax preparers in the USA, Kent went shopping for his three “experts.”

Appx January, 1999 – Kent Hovind’s ministry merges with Faith Baptist Fellowship with Pastor Moonihan (write pastor moonihan and have actual paperworks?)

The name is “Mooneyhan.”

Appx Jan 2000 – Began Dinosaur Adventure land

March 18 2002 – Received first FOIA on Kent Hovind’s individual master file

The link here is to the transcript to the January 19, 2007 sentencing transcript of Kent Hovind.

Appx August, 2002 – Faith Baptist Fellowship dissolved

According to the charges against the Hovinds, the last structured withdrawal of $9,600.00 took place on August 9, 2002.

Missing from this recounting is September 13, 2002, where Kent Hovind was charged with failure to follow proper permitting procedures with regards to Dinosaur Adventure Land. See Pensapedia.

Appx November, 2002 – Kent Hovind met with Glen Stoll with Remedies at Law at Edmunds WA

This is only a link to the Remedies at Law website. Here is a link to a 2005 preliminary injunction prohibiting Glen Stoll from selling his tax remedies.

December 16th, 2002 – Freedom of Information Act ‘Kent Hovind owes no tax and is not a tax protestor

This is a link to an affidavit Kent Hovind wanted to present to the grand jury investigating his case. There is no independent evidence of this statement beyond what Hovind says.

December 27th, 2002 – Kent Hovind sent letter to IRS Scott Schneider asking for guidance on tax issues

I don’t believe it is up to Scott Schneider, who is a special agent of the Internal Revenue Service, and whose job it is to investigate tax non-compliance, to tell Kent Hovind how to become legally compliant with his taxes. There are probably hundreds of CPAs, bookkeepers and tax attorneys in the Pensacola region who could have helped the Hovinds with their taxes. They apparently did not take advantage of such expertise in the 3.5 years between this date and the Hovinds’ arrest in July 2006.

Appx February 2003 – Kent Hovind’s Ministry CSE became Ministry Trust under Glen Stoll at Remedies at Law

See above.  Glen Stoll was prohibited from selling his trusts in 2005.

February 27 2003 – 3rd FOIA response

Again, no links to whatever the Hovinds got from the IRS.

March 2003 – Church bills were paid with credit card, cash withdrawals stopped.

Appx Nov 2003 – 4th FOIA response – where they said specifically Kent Hovind is not a tax protestor and owe’s no tax 1995 – 2001

Again, no evidence of this statement beyond Kent Hovind’s word.

April 13 2004 – IRS raided ministry, threatened Jo Hovind in order to seize $42819.73

Jo Hovind is reported to have told the agents there was $3,000.00 on site. She was off by approximately $39,000.00. Additionally, the raid was not to seize money, but to obtain documentation regarding taxes that had not been paid by Creation Science Evangelism and Dinosaur Adventure Land. It was this documentation that was the basis of the 2006 criminal case against Kent and Jo Hovind. The IRS also found weapons on the property.

June 3 2004 – IRS sent notice/bill to Kent Hovind saying they transferred the money of $42819.73 from criminal to civil division. IRS notifies Kent Hovind that they created a tax bill for _ in civil division and had given the money seized as evidence of “crime” to civil division to pay the the bill.

As it turns out, both Kent and Jo Hovind owe in excess of $3 million in taxes and fines for tax years 1998-2006. That $42,819.73 is a drop in the bucket towards that tax assessment.

September 15 2005 – Kent Hovind files 3rd affidavit to grand jury (maybe find out when Grand Jury started)

It’s just worth noting that grand jury proceedings are secret and Kent Hovind does not have a right to present to the grand jury.

January 19 2006 – Received more FOIA info on individual master file

I have to assume this was part of the hundreds of FOIA requests filed by Hovind between at least 2002 and 2006. Again, we do not have any copies of what was revealed.

Also missing from this timeline is June 5, 2006, where Kent Hovind pled nolo contendere to three counts related to building and permits at Dinosaur Adventure Land.  Additionally, Hovind paid the delinquent taxes for 2003-2005 on June 19, 2006 in the amount of $10,402.64. (See Pensapedia.)

July 11 2006 – Grand Jury returned a seal indictment

The indictment was sealed, presumably because the Hovinds had passports and could have fled the country prior to the indictment. Additionally, the Hovinds had guns in their home, as noted during the 2004 search.

July 13 2006 – IRS using escambia county sheriffs to raid home and arrest Kent Hovind and Jo Hovind

See previous note for the circumstances surrounding Kent and Jo Hovind’s arrests.

Between – 200 court documents filed back and forth (ernie may have list, or on pacer.gov)

This is untrue. According to the U.S. v. Kent and Jo Hovind 2006 trial docket, the 100th court document was filed on November 14, 2006, and is a request for acquittal.

November 2 2006 – Kent Hovind and Jo Hovind go to prison (maybe find out when the trial happend/how long it started) for

Kent Hovind was taken into custody when he was found guilty and was in the custody of a local county jail until his sentencing on January 19, 2007. Jo Hovind went to jail later after her sentencing in 2007.

June 28 2007 – Judge Rodgers orders IRS to seize church property

This is incorrect. Judge Rodgers granted the government’s motion to seize substitute property after it was found that the Hovinds did not have the money to pay the $430,400 forfeiture from their convictions on the 45 structuring counts. It also should be noted that the “church property” was set up into sham trusts sold by Glen Stoll to Kent Hovind.

appx July 2007 – John David Roy Atchinson siezes church bank account

No documentation. It might as well not have happened.

September 16 2007 – Atchinson guilty of “enticement of aggravated sexual abuse with a minor under the age of 12″

Oct 5th 2007 – Atchinson hangs himself in prison cell

These two entries are actually pretty shameful. Roy Atchison was not the prosecutor on the Hovinds’ case. Rather, Michelle Heldmyer argued the case.  Atchison apparently filed two documents (209 and 211) on the case docket. Number 211 was a withdrawal of 209. Absent any other evidence, this is the extent of Atchison’s involvement in the 2006 Hovind case. I would label this one of the many, many red herrings presented by the Hovindicators.

I would also note that just because a prosecutor turns out to be a child molester DOES NOT EXCUSE the bad acts of Kent and Jo Hovind.

April 5th – 11th 2008 –  8 affadavits submitted to court accusing Judge Rodgers of “worse than rape” claim

The file referenced here contains only five affidavits. It’s worth noting that the five affidavits were signed in front of the same notary public within the same week in April 2008.  Two of the affidavits are by members of the Hovind family, and one of those is Jo Hovind, who was convicted along with Kent of 45 counts of structuring. Additionally, there is an e-mail in the file indicating the documents were to be sent to Lindsey Springer for some purpose.  (Why not directly to the court or to Kent’s attorney?) Lindsey Springer is currently a guest of the Bureau of Prisons until 2023 for his own convictions on tax evasion charges.

July 2009 – Judge Rodgers denies Glen Stole objection/motion

The whole order approving of the forfeiture is here. Judge Rodgers basically found Glen Stoll’s trusteeship of the properties to be a sham. However, she did find the parcel conveyed to Eric Hovind in 2000 was in fact Eric’s and the government was not permitted to take that property.  The judge also put a restriction on the government that it could only sell off the parcels piecemeal up to the amount owed, and then any extra monies and remaining property were to be turned back to the Hovinds.

July 2011 – Anthony Jaworsky purchased church property 5720 N. Palafox

Jaworski filed a complaint in the federal district court in Washington, D.C. in 2013 stating he’d been harassed by the Hovind family and their employees after his purchase.  The complaint was dismissed in 2014.

Appx March 2012 – Kent Hovind finally receives legal box/legal paperwork 20-months after indictment

June 11 2012 – Government put in motion for default judgement

On June 27, 2012, Judge Rodgers issued an order in the case captioned United States v. Creation Science Evangelism, Creation Science Evangelism Foundation, 21 Cummings Road Trust, 400 Block Cummings Subdivision Trust, 5720 N. Palafox Trust, 5800 N. Palafox Trust and 29 Cummings Road Trust. This order granted summary judgment to the U.S. and dissolved the liens put on the properties by Paul Hansen. Moreover, the defendants were permanently enjoined from filing liens on the properties or causing others to file liens against the properties. Finally, a copy of the order was to be filed in the Escambia County records.

Oct 12 2012 – Kent Hovind moved to Burlen New Hampshire

April 18 2013 – Alexander Odis Matthew becomes Kent Hovind’s cell-mate

April 22 2013 – Filed bivens claim in SC for court system for keeping Kent Hovind’s legal box/paperwork from him for 20-months.

This is worth a bit of commentary because it is this action which is the basis of the below lis pendens. Hovind apparently has the idea in his head that if he were to file a Bivens claim, that could be used as a tool to hold on to the remaining forfeited properties. It does not appear to have occurred to Kent that even if he won his Bivens case (which appears to have been dismissed for lack of action), that it wouldn’t give him his property back.

May 19 2013 – Kent Hovind filed a lis pendens.

Someone filed the lis pendens for Kent Hovind since he was incarcerated outside Florida at that time.

May 22 2013 – Kent Hovind files a complaint against Judge Rodgers

May 29 2013 – Lis Pendens dated as being received

May 30 2013 – Kent Hovind files 2255 motion in the district court of Florida.

Links to the 2255 motion:  part 1 and part 2.

August 18 2013 – Emails/Letters between Kent Hovind and Paul Hansen disputing with each other how legal defense funds are being used for Kent Hovind’s defense or CSE’s defense. (In 2007, Judge says there is no trust, when they seized property, that Kent Hovind is on his own – a way for them to go after Kent personally instead of abiding by the IRS exemption)

This is interesting. I would like to see the letters. Perhaps they will show up as an exhibit at the trial.

August 22 2013 – Kent Hovind appeals to panel of the 11th circuit about complaint filed against Judge Rodgers

Oct 2 2013 – Kent Hovind’s Lis Pendens nullified, ignore lis pendens.

This is more properly labeled Amended Motion on Order for Discharge of Liens. The photocopy here was registered with Escambia County.

Nov 19 2013 – Kent Hovind files $25 million dollar tort claim that is still active

This is just a typewritten paragraph and not a filing that can be looked up and referenced.

Dec 5 2013 – The 11th circuit dismisses Kent Hovind’s complaint on Judge Rodgers with out addressing any of the issues (letter/documentation)

Dec 9 2013 – Kent Hovind files complaint against Michelle Heldemeyer in Pensacola FL and Judge Rodgers writes back that she never received a complaint.

No documentation.

Dec 19 2013 – Kent Hovind files complaint against Prosecutor Michelle Heldemeyer in CO

No documentation.

April 10 2014 – CO committee dismisses complaint

No documentation.

May 1 2014 – Kent Hovind files complaint to IRS Treasury Department

No documentation.

SIDENOTE TIMELINE: August 19 2014 – Paul Hansen does not appear before Grand Jury in dispute of Government Jurisdiction.

NOTE: All events are evidenced in official court documents
Please visit 2peter3.com for court documents

Results of Friday’s pretrial hearing by Kent and Rudy

Kent called Rudy last night after he returned to the Santa Rosa County Jail. After some discussion of how worried Ernie Land got because Kent didn’t show up at 9 am when Ernie thought Kent’s hearing was to be held, they moved into the meat of the hearing.

The four motions in limine requested by the government were granted. They covered:

1) jury nullification
2) bringing up past US counsel
3) arguments about improper actions of the IRS
4) arguments about changes in policy

The last three items, as Kent and Rudy explain them, definitely link back to Kent’s previous case and obviously Kent wants to retry those things even though they are not part of the current case. Jury nullification goes without saying.

Apparently the judge is taking Paul Hansen’s jurisdictional challenge under advisement. I don’t think this means what Kent/Rudy/Paul think it means. I think she’s probably got her clerk writing a smackdown for this nonsense.

That said, Kent’s attorney got the Anthony Jaworski document excluded from the case. It is probably irrelevant for proving mail fraud, but it does go to the state of mind of the Hovind family members with regards to the land on Palafox Rd.

About 17:30, Kent goes off into this amazing discussion that he learned from another inmate while being held at the courthouse yesterday. It’s a version of that old “strawman” / birth certificate deposit account thing that goes through sovcit circles. What Kent was telling Rudy, and what Rudy was lapping up uncritically is that when a person is sentenced, the government creates a bond for the length of time the person is going to prison for. Kent used the figure $30,000 a year. So if a person gets 10 years, the bond is worth $300,000. So then the government sells this bond to an investor at a discount price for 10 years, with the full amount payable at that time. Of course this is crazycakes.

Readers, I felt the brain cells dying when I heard that. I feel dumber for having listened to this call.

We’ll know better the true results of the pretrial hearing once the orders are posted to PACER.

Hovindicators take up Scientology-style tactics

Here’s a video by a guy named Kevin Dixon, which Rudy Davis has mirrored on to his YouTube.  The first 7:30 is about me and Robert Baty, but mostly me.  It includes some really bad Biblical exegesis. Below you will find my response (which I posted to both Kevin and Rudy’s YouTube pages).

Hi, I’m Dee Holmes, one of the people you attacked in this video. It’s so nice to see how you spent your evening, making a video to criticize me. I put up that picture of me from December 1968 on my Facebook page at about 5:30 p.m. Mountain Time today, a little over four hours ago. In that same time, I’ve read a book, taken a nap, gone out to get gas and pick up some fast food. Seriously, I could think of better things to do than to waste my time making a video this laughably bad.

For the record, I am employed by a Fortune 500 company and not the government. Hovindology.com is paid for by me and is not a production of any government agency. (Seriously, the government can do better than an out of the box template from WordPress, let me tell you.)

Now let me explain something to you. I have lots of experience with being “dead agented.” The Church of Scientology, you know, the space alien outfit called “the cult of greed and power” by Time magazine back at the beginning of the 1990s, tried the same thing on me starting about 20 years ago. Their garbage is still up on the web and it’s easy to find. This is the thing:  20 years on, I look prescient because I was fighting Scientology long before it became the butt of late night jokes.

I’m not saying that Kent Hovind is going to rise in popularity enough to be the butt of late night jokes (for that, he’d probably have to jump on Oprah’s couch, like Tom Cruise did). The point is, though, I have experience with people calling me names, libeling me, plastering pictures of me around the neighborhood with the words “RELIGIOUS BIGOT” underneath them, and having my home picketed.

Oh yeah, and Scientology used to claim that its opponents were being paid by “Big Pharma.” We who were opposed to Scientology used to laugh about it.

By the way, your Biblical exegesis is horrible. The Knights of Xenu is a joke group, based off a belief of Scientology that 76 million years ago an evil galactic dictator named Xenu rounded people up, brought them to Earth, blew them up in volcanoes and then captured their souls on an electronic ribbon. Today, we’re all infested with these souls of “body thetans,” as Scientology calls them. And Scientology will sell you lots of very expensive “courses” to basically exorcise you of these “body thetans.”

Scientology doesn’t want people to know about Xenu until they’ve paid in hundreds of thousands of dollars, so was quite annoyed when its trademarked secret scriptures made it on the Internet back in 1995 and the story of Xenu got out, to the laughter and derision of people everywhere. You know, L. Ron Hubbard, the founder of Scientology, said people who weren’t prepared to learn about Xenu would get pneumonia and die. The Washington Post observed that there wasn’t a mass pneumonia outbreak after the secret of Xenu hit the Internet.

And finally, even though you slandered me in this video by saying I was employed full-time on the taxpayers’ dime, I won’t be asking you to take down this video. I want my friends and associates to see this thing. Because they know me and I expect they’d get as much of a laugh out of this as I did.

P.S. It’s Dee-na, not Dee-ann-a.  That’s why I go by “Dee,” because nobody pronounces it correctly.

–dee holmes
http://www.hovindology.com
mirele@sonic.net

I turned Rudy Davis into the authorities and I’m glad I did

Rudy Davis has been on a Jezebel kick lately. He’s been calling Judge M. Casey Rodgers and the federal prosecutors Pamela C. Marsh and Tiffany Eggers (as well as Bekah Horton of Pensacola Christian College) “Jezebels.”

Yesterday, he posted this video of 2 Kings 9:31-32.

The next verse (33) is where Jezebel is tossed out the window and is trampled underfoot and killed. At that point, I decided it was time for me to get off my fat duff and report Rudy to the appropriate authorities, and I did. I proceeded to let Rudy know what I’d done and I (Dee Holmes) got this as a response:

Reprobate turns me into authorities for promoting God’s perfect Word.

Rudy’s Hovindicators proceeded to dig up old Scientology dead agenting from the 1990s on me. *shrug* Been there, done that, heard the dirt, so what?

Today, Rudy did go to verse 33:

Yup, my decision to turn in Rudy to the authorities is confirmed.

You call a judge and federal prosecutors Jezebels, then post videos about the fate of Jezebel–don’t tell me that’s just the Bible you’re preaching. You cannot hide your call to action behind Bible verses, Rudy Davis.

Kent Hovind article on white supremacist site

I have to wonder how happy the #FreeKentHovind crowd is with today’s noise and light article. It’s the usual stuff, nothing new, a reprint of a whine about how Kent’s in prison but Al Sharpton roams free by Chuck Baldwin from a couple of days ago. (Eventually I’ll deconstruct the thing but not right now.)

But wait, the vdare dot com site is different. The article has a picture of Kent, and the description:

Kent Hovind:  White Conservative Preacher In Jail

Don’t believe me? Here’s a screenshot:

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Here’s how Wikipedia describes vdare dot com:

VDARE.com, or VDARE, is a white nationalist, radical right-wing website that publishes socio-political commentary pieces advocating for a moratorium on immigration into the United States and arguments related to race and American politics.

As an American citizen of mixed heritage, I find vdare dot com to be repugnant. Therefore, even though I am providing the link as a record, I totally reject what these people are about.

I wonder if Chuck Baldwin and/or the Hovindicators plan to denounce the republication of this article on the white nationalist website vdare dot com. I’ll be surprised if they do.

For the record, I posted the following to Chuck Baldwin’s Facebook. I fully expect it to be ignored or deleted:

 

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What happens when someone purchases the Hovinds’ sacred ground?

You get harassed, that’s what happens.

At least that is the assertion of Anthony Jaworski, the current owner of 5720 N. Palafox in Pensacola.  (Here’s his 2014 tax statement.) This was one of the properties put up for sale by the U.S. Government after it was seized to satisfy the forfeiture approved by Judge Rodgers in 2009.

Jaworski bought the property in 2011. Things did not go swimmingly with his new neighbors, to the point that he filed suit against the U.S. Treasury asking for $107,000 in 2013. (See link.)  I (Dee Holmes) believe Jaworski’s three page complaint is important, so I have typed it out here.  If these statements are true (and this is just a complaint and not a sworn statement), they say a lot about some members of the Hovind family.

I’d also direct your attention to the simulated legal documents sent to Jaworski by Paul John Hansen (Kent’s codefendant) on pages 5-8 of this file. It should be noted that by 2011, Hansen was not the trustee of the property in question as the title was held by the U.S. government, but that didn’t stop him from sending these documents.

The primary cause of action in this case is Title 18 241. I am asking the court to order the United States Treasury to return to me 101 thousand dollars that I paid for this property at 5720 N. Palafox St., Pensacola, Florida. I ask for another 6 thousand dollars to cover repairs, expenses, threats, abuse, mail harassment and terror. The total asked for is 107 thousand dollars.

I purchased 5720 N. Palafox from the URS Company out of Manassas, Virginia. This property was seized by IRS from Jo and Ken [sic] Hoven[sic].  This property is about 5 acres with about 20 buildings on it. A large fence encloses the property. Kent Hoven [sic] is still in prison in Colorado. Jo Hoven [sic] is out of confinement and living on the property. (a former dinosaur park)

While traveling to here from Maryland, persons unknown to me had plans to violate my civil and privacy rights. Rhoda Harding, owner of Adams Pawn, was harassed and badgered to keep an eye out for my arrival. Adams Pawn is across the street from this property. On my arrival to this property, Rhoda was to call a phone number and report this fact.  The Federal Courts have ruled it is unlawful to spy on a person with a device or drone if they have a security fence.  On arrival here I meet Eric Hoven [sic] who asks me what’s my name? I tell him my name is Bob or Billy Bob. Eric Hoven [sic] tells me that the name I gave to him is not my name. I respond that I just ran for the United States Senate with the name Billy Bob. Soon after this encounter with Eric, a letter arrives addressed to “Bob” or “Occupant”. This letter was a fake legal document telling me that neither I nor the Federal Government owns the property I just bought.  The letter tells me I am trespassing on church property. Eric Hoven [sic] is the only soul in Florida (at this time) to hear the name “Bob” or “Billy” in reference to myself.  Another certified letter arrives at 4108 Denfeld Avenue, Kensington, Maryland, telling me I am trespassing and to get off church property. I sent the letter to the URS Company who referred the letter to the United States Attorney. The United States Attorney should be in possession of the two fake legal letters. Only the first letter is addressed to a “Bob” or “Occupant” and all the other letters are addressed to my proper first and last name.

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A person named Jared Hester approached me to buy this property. He told me he rents from Jo Hoven [sic] and does repair work for the Hoven’s [sic]. Jared Hester, a Hoven [sic] employee, told me that after the Federal Agents raided the property, and prior to the courts giving the IRS the property, he was offered the two small storage units on the property by Jo Hoven [sic]. All that would be needed was for him to hook up a chain to the units and haul them away. This shows a long term relationship between Hoven’s [sic] and Jared Hester. Jared Hester is kin by familial association or consanguinity. Jared Hester wanted to rent a mobile home on this property for a short term until the bank gave us the purchase money. He paid for the first and last week’s rent with a bad check. He avoids a state felony by various tricks. He causes thousands of dollars of damage to this property. The State’s Attorney is dealing with the bad check and other issues. Jared Hester gave me a starter check and I did not know his correct address or name. I ask Paul Hoven [sic] [Paul Dublin?] how do you spell Jared’s name and he tells me it is j-e-r-r-e-d. Paul Hoven [sic] is educated, and is an employer and landlord to Jared Hester. The bank has not contacted me in regards to the sale of this home. Paul Hoven [sic] asks me, since I have been terrorized and this property is damaged, do I want to sell my property? Restated in my own words it would sound like the following. Your property is damaged and you were put through terror-do you want to take a low price for your property? Jared Hester and Paul Hoven [sic] might be kin to each other.

Letters of harassment, spying, plans to destroy this property, and then buying the property at a bargain basement price are some of the facts in this case. One dark night, Jared Hester arrived on this property to tell me I did something to his wife. I ask what did I do to your wife? He answers my knocking on his door made his wife scared. I tell Jared Hester off and turn away, and turn back again and I now see Jared Hester resting his hand on his knife. A lifelong friend told me that the Hoven’s [sic] are bitter and angry at what the government did to them.

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There are many other issues concerning this property. A large structure exists on two property lines. Another issue deals with water. I use 30 gallons of water and I am billed for 500 gallons. Maybe there is a leak or a line runs to another property. The water well feeds to the government parking lot. The flaws are minor but many.

In some states there is a law called “stigmatization of a ghost”. If you fail to inform a person that many people feel a property is haunted by a ghost a judge can declare a sale null and void. This property is not haunted by a ghost but it is haunted by the pain and history the Hoven’s [sic] have experienced. I live on this fenced in compound in the former Hoven [sic] home with many of the Hoven’s [sic] family and friends. This is not fair to me. The Hoven’s are not friends or neighbors.

The county tax office has denied my request for homestead exemption because they say I do not live on my property. I asked them if they think I live on the moon? Perhaps they think I am a ghost. I called the local FBI because Jared’s tenants kept me on a spot for two seconds while they tried to take mail from my hands. The FBI tells me a crime took place and I should call the police. I call the police and they say no crime has taken place because my mail never left my hands. I show the police the first fake legal letter of harassment I received. The police read the entire letter and  instead of saying this letter is a crime they say talk to those people (the Hoven’s [sic]) about buying you out. I pray the court issue a mandamus that the United States Treasury pay 107 thousand dollars to me.

I ask the court to rder the United States Treasury to do a risk assessment before selling a seized property to the public. I would further ask the court to order the United States Treasury to allow the public 6 months to back out of a sale if threats or harassment visit them.

Anthony Jaworski Pro Se

 

As mentioned above, Jaworski still owns the property and the most recent taxes are paid. It appears that Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly dismissed Jaworski’s case in 2014.  I’ll leave it to the conclusion of the reader as to whether to believe Jaworski or not.

Sunday chattin’ with Kent and Rudy

Rudy (LoneStar1776) Davis had a chat with Kent Hovind today. Things which came out of the chat I found of interest:

Hovind is really doubling down on the tax protester crazy. He followed up with Rudy on these five men:

  • Irwin Schiff
  • Fred Settles
  • Lindsey Kent Springer
  • Bill Bass
  • Ward Dean

Irwin Schiff is the old man (literally) of the tax protester movement and is in federal prison. http://tpgurus.wikid…om/irwin-schiff

Lindsey Kent Springer assisted Kent during the 2006 trial and was involved in the collection of the “worse than rape” affidavits in 2008. He’s also a guest of the Bureau of Prisons due to his mad tax evadin’ skillz.  http://tpgurus.wikid…indsey-springer

Ward Dean, M.D. (maybe not so much anymore) is a formerly incarcerated tax protester. http://tpgurus.wikidot.com/ward-dean

Fred Settles and Bill Bass I have not been able to track down yet. Rudy noted that Settles apparently died last fall in prison. Given the three guys above, I would bet money that Settles and Bass were eyeball-deep in the tax protester and/or sovereign citizen movements.

Rudy also informed Kent that Jay Sekulow’s American Center for Law and Justice would not take his case. (Probably the only time I’ve agreed with the ACLJ on anything!) Rudy is still talking with the Rutherford Institute (John Whitehead’s organization) and was told to send some information about the case. So what did Rudy send? He sent a 2005 “testimony” Kent wanted given to the grand jury (and which Kent read, in somewhat altered form, at his 2007 sentencing), an interview with James David Manning and a flyer Jerry Rose put together that’s chock-full of inaccuracies.

Rudy then asked what Kent wants the Rutherford people to do, if he can get them interested. Kent wants them to come to court and be “of counsel” to him, but not to actually represent him, because then they’d be trapped by lots of lawyer rules. Kent gave every impression that he’s going to represent himself at his trial. Remembering that old adage about representing yourself in court (you have a fool for a client), I don’t think this is going to work out very well for Kent.

The chat also had a head-scratching non-sequitur about the IRS being part of the Puerto Rican Mafia. Where does that come from?

Rudy and Ernie double down on RICO allegation

It’s Saturday, so it’s time for the weekly Kent Hovind brainstorming hour.  I haven’t listened to the entire thing yet, but I was pointed to a discussion about the crime of structuring and the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act at about 37 minutes in to the video. Rudy Davis and Ernie Land have a pretty much fact-free discussion about RICO and how it applies to Kent’s case. They double down on the assertion, mentioned earlier this week in the PRWeb press release, that Kent is in prison due to RICO, which is simply not true. RICO is not mentioned in the indictment, nor is it mentioned anywhere in the transcripts of the case.

This is what I told Rudy underneath the video:

Kent Hovind is not in prison for a misapplied RICO (pronounced REE-ko) statute. It is not in his indictment. It was not mentioned at his trial. You and Ernie continue to spread falsehoods on this matter.  I work for a large financial institution in technology and every year I have to take training on the Bank Secrecy Act.  It is that Act which defines what structuring is.

The example given in this year’s training to describe how broadly we in the financial industry are to take structuring was this:  You are in an elevator with two other employees. One mentions to another that he’s selling a vehicle and he wants to know how he can deposit the funds so as to avoid the reporting requirement. That triggers reporting on my part. Yes, it is that broad.

I don’t expect a correction out of the “Christian warriors,” because that would interfere with the myth that Kent Hovind is an innocent man.