Saturday, August 19, 2006

The jury that took on the IRS

Taxable Income



Gather your friends and family and listen as juror Marcy Brooks recounts what happened when two prosecutors, a judge, and the IRS meet an intelligent, responsible jury in the tax trial of Whitey Harrell. [Part 1] [Part 2]

Source: The PeterMac Show

Bonus: Juror Marcy Brooks and defendant Whitey Harrell appear in the video How to Keep 100 Percent of Your Earnings. [Watch]

Harrell's case is cited as PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS vs. GAYLON L. HARRELL, Case Number 97CF89 in the Circuit Court of the 20th Judicial Circuit, St. Clair County, Illinois.

15 comments:

Ernest Cann said...

What can be said about this interview, that isn't obvious?!!

I plan on distributing this to a number of people- as I know that education is the key-and knowing that many people aren't aware that there are so mnay standing against this tyranny-
Ernest Cann
www.getonnow.org
www.ernestcann.com

Anonymous said...

Whitey Harrel's case was a state income tax case, not federal. It had nothing to do with the IRS.

Mark Yannone said...

The returns that weren't filed were state returns, but they couldn't be filed because they are dependent on the federal income tax forms. The IRS was very much involved.

Marcy Brooks said...

Anonymous - actually Whitey's case hinged on the fact that they could not prove he was required to file federal taxes. The State Law states "Anyone required to file federal return is required to file a state return." Thus, if the federal doesn't not "require" him to file, that nullifies the state law.

Marcy Brooks - juror

Mark Yannone said...

There you go, folks. You heard it directly from Marcy Brooks, the intelligent, whistleblowing juror in that case.

Thank you, Marcy.

Anonymous said...

Marcy, I just saw AFTF. Thank you.

Anonymous said...

there are people in jail for not paying there taxes. I would like to know what happens to me if in my jury there is no marcy brooks.

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

Way to go Marcy!!

Good to know someone from here in Logan County would actually nullify a law during a jury trial.

Maxx

maxx07@gmail.com

Marcy Brooks said...

Maxx, thank you, but actually this was not an instance of jury nullification but of the lack of evidence that the defendent had broken a law - the only way nullification was used was in the logic that the state law was based on the federal. :) Just clarifying for the sake of those who might mis-read it.

Maxx said...

Marcy,
I live in Logan County, and searching the Circuit Clerk's website, I see Whitey is again in court, charged with Income Tax Fraud. His next hearing, a PreTrial is set for Feb 20th.

Isn't this double jeopardy, being charged again for the same crime? Or, is it because he is being charged for a different year of non-compliance?

Thanks for taking the time to answer me.

Constitutionally,
Maxx

Marcy Brooks said...

Maxx, if it's for tax fraud, that is a different charge than before. (Refusal to file) Knowing Whitey, this could also be for different years. :)

Anonymous said...

Can you state the case id information here for legal reference?

Mark Yannone said...

Harrell's case is cited as PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS vs. GAYLON L. HARRELL, Case Number 97CF89 in the Circuit Court of the 20th Judicial Circuit, St. Clair County, Illinois.

Anonymous said...

From what I understand, this is Mr. Harrell's only court "victory".

http://tpgurus.wikidot.com/gaylon-harrell

He has lost all other tax related cases that I've read.

Btw, just because the prosecution in Whitey's case failed to provide the law to the jury (if, in fact, they really failed to do so), it does not mean the law does not exist.

As much as I would like to see the 16th Amendment repealed and government spending dropped down to realistic levels, etc., taking tax advice from people who have been convicted (criminally and/or civilly) for breaking tax laws is not the wisest thing to do.