To make the intrigue even more compelling, the IRS managed to coerce the co defendants, the chiropractor and his wife, into committing perjury by filing a quiet title action against three properties they claimed were owned by the defendant through a trust and attempting to effect the return of said properties for their own use. However, the defendant was only an employee of the trust and did not own the properties in question. The director of the trust, himself an attorney-at-law, had to file a response to the court stating that the co defendants never had any interest in the properties, but rather were just renters of the properties in question.
Their position was that, somehow, the defendant had stolen the properties from them through misrepresentation.
This seems to be a veiled attempt by the IRS to secure properties that could then be sold off to satisfy tax money owed to them by the co defendants, possibly with the assistance of the U.S. Attorney’s office that was handling the case. Some form of negotiations seems to have transpired between the co defendants, the IRS and the U.S. Attorney’s Office, as attested to by the sentence eventually handed down by Judge Lawrence J. O’Neill for their role in the case.
In response, the attorney representing the defendant filed a motion with the Fresno District Court alleging that the whole exercise was merely a thinly disguised attempt by the government to pursue an unlawful federal tax collection under the guise of a quiet title action. In a state court demurrer proceeding, one co defendant stated on the record that his action was prompted by federal prosecutors in regard to satisfying his own tax liability. His statement was furthermore additionally confirmed in his Sentencing Memorandum.
It is now abundantly clear from court records themselves that federal prosecutors in mutual agreement with the IRS had tried their best to circumvent the law.