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Does Kent have a point on the judge changing 'more than' to 'less than'?
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Does Kent have a point ?
Submitted By cms13ca on 09/09/09
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This Discussion originally posted in the "FreeHovind" Group

From CSE blogs:
 
 
While Eric Hovind is raising money to buy back the ministry property before Sept. 15, Kent is claims in 1999, CSE became part of Faith Baptist Fellowship, and all property was transferred into their name. In 2002, Pastor Mooneyhan was retiring, and the board elected to dissolve FBF and Remedies at Law created ministerial trusts to hold the property and bank accounts.

Over the years Kent's wife, Jo, would withdraw ministry money to pay ministry bills from remodeling the older homes purchased for staff housing to paying the people ministering as independent contractors. 

On July 13, 2006, they were indicted for “structuring.” 

After a two-week trial, Kent's attorne stated to the jurythat said that, in order to structure, it had to be an amount over $10,000 rather than under that when Jo withdrew the money. The judge said if the jury found us guilty of taking out less they must find them guilty. Their attorneys objected and asked for a mistrial but the judge overruled.

The US attorney asked for all the money withdrawn in those 45 counts to be forfeited to the government even though it had long been spent on ministry bills and was not connected to drugs in anyway. Hovinds' objections to this were also overruled and they owed $430,000.

Is Kent right about the judge's ruling on whether the amount of the withdraw is around $10,000 and do these "structing" rules only apply to drug cases rather than Kent's case?

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Re: Does Kent have a point on the judge changing 'more than' to 'less than'?
3 days - 4,645v
Posted 2009/09/12 - 13:51 GMT
He's grasping at straws and trying to inflate the importance of a wording change. Even if those charges were thrown out, there are still the convictions for "willful failure to collect, account for, and pay over Federal income taxes" and "corruptly endeavoring to obstruct and impede the administration of the internal revenue laws."
 
It's sort of like getting a speeding ticket, and then trying to have it thrown out because the cop spelled your name wrong.
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Re: Does Kent have a point on the judge changing 'more than' to 'less than'?
2 days - 2,415v
Posted 2009/09/12 - 14:44 GMT
Have he tried to invoke the "god-card" yet? By claiming that god wanted him to do it so he can't be hold acounted for that action.


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