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November 30, 2017

State prosecutors in Colorado have obtained guilty pleas or convictions against five of nine antigovernment sovereign citizens and common-law court activists accused of engaging in a racketeering conspiracy against assorted elected public officials.

May 09, 2017

Sovereign citizens are a diverse group of individuals whose activities and motives vary, but whose core tenets are the typically the same. They view United States citizenship, established government, authority and institutions as illegitimate and consider themselves immune from and therefore above the law. 

October 05, 2016

A self-proclaimed “sovereign citizen,” who was tried in absentia because he refused to cooperate in state court, has been found guilty by a Pennsylvania jury of murdering his 5-week-old daughter.

December 07, 2015

Tyrone Eugene Jordan, described as an antigovernment sovereign citizen, will spend 10 years in prison for filing $6.5 million in bogus liens against a federal judge and prosecutor.

September 19, 2017

In this month’s Sovereign Files, a man shoots at numerous law enforcement personnel and shuts down a highway over a dispute about his driveway, a fake psychic skips his own sentencing hearing to watch the eclipse, and a New Hampshire politician who refused to pay his traffic ticket calls a judge a “private profit making corporation” and says her court has no authority over him.