Justice Department Files Complaint Against SAPF

Alleges Fellowship is "Abusive Tax Shelter"

As many are already aware, the Justice Department has filed a frivolous complaint against the Save-A-Patriot Fellowship, alleging that it is an "abusive tax shelter."

The present-day condition of the federal government and the American business community is indicative of an impending financial collapse. General Motors and Ford stock now carry junk-bond status, and foreign investors, whose treasury bond purchases keep our currency afloat, are becoming nervous as our national debt skyrockets at the rate of $1.58 billion per day. So, although their 1993 raid backfired on them badly, apparently the one-world socialists that now control our government can't take the chance of any educational organization operating if that organization can inform bewildered, angry Americans as to what really is happening to them.

Save-A-Patriot has not changed its method of operation since winning against the Department of Justice in court in 1996. (The DOJ appealed that decision, then shortly thereafter asked the court to dismiss its own appeal, with prejudice! The court granted their request and so ordered.) For that matter, we have not changed the way we operate since the Fellowship's inception in 1984.

If the court declared the Fellowship's operation legal in 1996, it must certainly be legal in 2005, and beyond. If the IRS could not find any criminal activity in 1993 and 1994, while they had all of our computers and paper files, surely they would not find any today. Therefore, the current Department of Justice complaint against the Fellowship can only have one reason behind it, other than to harass, and that is to stop the teaching of the Internal Revenue Code as it is exactly written.

The suit is now in its appeal phase, in the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Virginia. The US District Court of Maryland issued a stay of its injunction pending the outcome of this appeal. You can follow along with the appeal through the link to the appeal docket below.


Complete District Court Docket

Complete Circuit Court Docket (Appeal)

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