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FBI SovereignCitizens

FBI SovereignCitizens

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UNCLASSIFIED//LAW ENFORCEMENT SENSITIVEUNCLASSIFIED//LAW ENFORCEMENT SENSITIVEi
 Domestic Terrorism Operations Unit II  November 2010
Sovereign Citizens:An Introduction for Law Enforcement
 
UNCLASSIFIED//LAW ENFORCEMENT SENSITIVEUNCLASSIFIED//LAW ENFORCEMENT SENSITIVEii
TABLE OF CONTENTS
 
Ideology 1Indicators 2Political or Social Agendas 3Steps Taken to Declare Sovereignty 4Fraudulent Uses of Apostilles 5Fraudulent Financial Schemes 6Steps to Free Money from the “Strawman” 7Using the “Strawman” to Satisfy Debts 8Criminal Sources of Income 9
Teaching Sovereign Tactics 9White Collar Crime 9
 Tactics for Targeting Government and Financial Officials 10
Liens 10True Bills and Bounties 11Arrest Warrants 11Lawsuits 12IRS-8300 12Currency Transaction Reports 12Suspicious Activity Reports
 
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 Prison Tactics 13Legal Violations 14Appendix A: Statutes of the US Federal Criminal Code 15Appendix B: Glossary of Terms and Documents 17
 
 
UNCLASSIFIED//LAW ENFORCEMENT SENSITIVEUNCLASSIFIED//LAW ENFORCEMENT SENSITIVE1
SOVEREIGN CITIZEN
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IDEOLOGY
Sovereign citizens believe the government isoperating outside of its jurisdiction and generally donot recognize federal, state, or local laws, policies, or governmental regulations. They subscribe to anumber of conspiracy theories, including a prevalenttheory which states the United States Government(USG) became bankrupt and began using citizens ascollateral in trade agreements with foreigngovernments. They believe secret bank accounts exist at the United States (US) Department of the Treasury. These accounts can be accessed using Internal Revenue Service (IRS), UniversalCommercial Code (UCC), and fraudulent financial documents.Sovereign citizens are known to travel the country conducting training seminars on debtelimination schemes. The seminars focus on obtaining funds from a secret “Strawman” accountusing legitimate IRS forms, UCC forms, and fraudulent financial documents. Sovereign citizens believe once the documentation is filed, they gain access to their “Strawman” account with theTreasury Department
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.The purpose of this primer is to assist law enforcement in the identification of sovereign citizenextremist activity to prevent, detect, and/or deter acts associated with sovereign citizen criminalactivity.
Sample Fraudulent Law Enforcement Badge(Source: policemag.com)
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In this report, “sovereign citizen” is used to reference individuals who declare their sovereignty from the United States by overtly filing fraudulent documents or committing other criminal activity.
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In this report “Treasury Department” is used to reference the United States Department of the Treasury.
Sovereign citizens are:
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A network of looselyaffiliated individuals
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Living within the United States
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Who believe federal, state,and local governments areoperating illegitimately

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