This guy just decided to make up his own tax rules. The IRS caught up with him. Eventually.
A Portland jury on Friday found Miles J. Julison guilty of making off with more than $400,000 in a bizarre tax-fraud scheme, and a federal judge, clearly perturbed by Julison’s defiance, ordered him to await sentencing in jail.
Julison, who calls himself “a bond servant of Jesus Christ,” said he did not recognize the jurisdiction of Simon’s court.
“Every number on (Julison’s) return is completely made up,” prosecutor Seth D. Uram told the jury during opening statements on Monday. “Unfortunately, the IRS paid him first, asked questions later.”
Julison subscribes to a theory called “the process” which is the strange belief that the U.S. government is not a country but a corporation, and that an account for $1 million is set aside for each person. (That makes no sense, but don’t bother trying to explain it to me.) It’s a popular ploy among tax resisters but it’s untrue and illegal.
Take a look at the story to see how he behaved, with disregard for rules of law. What makes him special? Why does he not have to pay taxes like the rest of us? Well, now he doesn’t. He’s stuck in jail. Fair exchange? Sentencing will be November 20. Until then, he is a risk for flight and must stay in jail.
Tax protesters use a number of facetious arguments to avoid paying taxes. None of them fly.