Merry Christmas! I hope this message finds you well. I am not sure at the moment about a regular meeting for the group but this meeting will be a great one! Sherry Peel Jackson is a former IRS agent who stopped filing taxes. She did go to jail for four years and is coming to Knoxville to tell her story. Sherry was featured in the documentary "America: Freedom to Fascism"(click here to watch). I hope to see you there!
This is from Sherry's blog once released from prison: August 2011 August 6, 2011
I finally have the little shackle off my left leg and am out of the custody of the Bureau of Prisons (BOP). I am going to clear up some misconceptions, give you a brief summary of my journey and tell you of some of my future plans.
First, let’s clear up some misconceptions that have been flying around the Internet for a few years.
- I was convicted of a misdemeanor, not a felony. There is a BIG difference. You can look up the differences when you have some free time.
- I was not convicted of tax evasion but willful failure to file. Tax evasion is when you file but leave off over 25% of the “income” that you earned.
- Willful failure to file has a definition that includes (1) you didn’t file, (2) you knew you were supposed to file and (3) you were liable to file. Since I am not guilty of (2) and (3) then I am innocent even though the jury found me guilty. Just because people say a thing doesn’t mean it is the truth, as most of you already know and understand.
- I didn’t “make thousands of dollars off the people” by having “tax protest” meetings. We had meetings to discuss my findings and the findings of others. I didn’t tell people to file or not to file. I told them to study for themselves. I think this is the main reason that I was not charged with any felonies. The money paid by the participants to come to meetings was used to pay for the hotel and the food. Many of you know that when I gave meetings I had at least coffee and cookies. Go to your local Marriott or Hilton and price out a meeting room with coffee and cookies, and you will understand why I was short of funds at the end of many of the meetings. Many volunteered to make up the difference at the end of the meetings and to them I am especially grateful. However, sometimes I had to come out of pocket and even borrow to pay for the meeting expenses.
- I was not incorporated during the time I was speaking. I had already filed a final corporate tax return.
Now, let’s move on to a brief summary of what happened. There are some things I know now that I didn’t know in the past but I am not at liberty to discuss them right now, so read between the lines if you can.
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The Meeting will be held by the Knoxville Patriots/East Tennessee Research Institute. This is said to start at 7pm but if you would like to eat, you may want be there by 6pm. To cover the cost of bringing sherry to the area a $5 donation will be requested at the door.