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Intelligence Report
Fall Issue
August 01, 2010

The leadership of the "sovereign citizens" movement is populated with men who market a variety of schemes to avoid taxes, eliminate debts and extract money from the government

Intelligence Report
Winter Issue
March 15, 1998

New York City is caught unawares by common-law ideology when almost 100 city employees were arrested for tax evasion.

Intelligence Report
Spring Issue

So-called "sovereign citizens" are notorious for engaging in a variety of schemes involving money, false identification documents and the courts — scams that land them in criminal trouble with remarkable regularity.

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Sovereign citizens believe they are not under the jurisdiction of the federal government and consider themselves exempt from U.S. law. They use a variety of conspiracy theories and falsehoods to justify their beliefs and their activities, some of which are illegal and violent.