Thursday, July 26, 2007

Tom Cryer Acquitted

No doubt you all have heard of the acquittal of Tom Cryer in his Federal Tax case.

What do you mean you haven't heard of this case? This WAS on all the news outlets wasn't it? It wasn't? How did that happen? I thought they were a "watchdog" to protect us from abuses by the government! (Haha, yeah right!)

Tom Cryer is an attorney in Louisiana who has practiced law for 34 years. Several years ago a friend of his told him that there is no income tax law that requires the average American to pay an income tax. Tom wanted to keep his friend from getting himself into trouble so he decided to research the issue. It took him a total of two years to go over all of the law as well as the case law. Mr Cryer found that indeed there is no law. As is often the case the IRS took him to court. Read more on that on this previous post of mine.

WND reports that Tom Cryer was acquitted on July 11th.
The jury in U.S. District Court in Louisiana voted 12-0 to find Cryer, of Shreveport, not guilty of failure to file income taxes for two years. He had been indicted in 2006 on charges of failing to pay $73,000 to the IRS in 2000 and 2001. The next step in his personal case will be up to the IRS and prosecutors, if they choose to continue the issue, he said.
Anyone interested further in his case can visit his website at

Cryer also released a video here