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Soldotna man indicted on tax charges

Posted: April 9, 2014 - 9:45pm

A Soldotna man was indicted for allegedly filing false tax returns and failing to file a return from 2006 to 2012, according to a release from the office of U.S. District Attorney Karen Loeffler.

James R. Back, 59, was arrested at the Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport on Monday and arraigned before U.S. Magistrate Judge John Roberts on Tuesday.

Back did not enter a plea Tuesday and was released under the supervision of the U.S. Probation and Pretrial Services Office on $10,000 bail, according to the U.S. Attorney’s office.

According to the prosecutors, Back filed false tax returns from 2006 to 2008 and failed to file tax returns from 2009 through 2012. During this time he worked for Alyeska Pipeline Service Company as a pipeline technician. In 2007, he sent the IRS a false Substitute W-2 form, “claiming his wages were not income,” according to the indictment.

The indictment alleges from 2006 to 2008, Back falsely reported to the IRS that he earned no income during those years, when he had earnings that totaled nearly $400,000. Back claimed on his returns that he was owed refunds totaling $110,111.

In 2008, the indictment alleges, he provided a ficticious document entitled “Form W-0” to his employer, that his wages form the company were not “federally privileged.”

Back purposely did not file tax returns from 2009 to 2012, despite earning up to $500,000 during those years, prosecutors say.

If convicted on the seven counts of tax charges, he could face up to 13 years in jail and more than $1 million in fines. Each count of the three false returns carries a maximum of three years in federal prison and a $250,000 fine. Each of the four counts of failure to file has a maximum of one year in prison and a $100,000 fine.

Special agents with IRS Criminal Investigation are investigating the case. Assistant U.S. Attorney Thomas Bradley in Anchorage is handling the prosecution.

Back is due in Anchorage District Court Friday to enter a plea and decide on representation. Chief U.S. District Court Judge Ralph Beistline has been assigned to the case for trial, according to the release.

Reach Dan Balmer at daniel.balmer@peninsulaclarion.com.

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alaska
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alaska 04/10/14 - 08:57 am
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Did the IRS give him his

Did the IRS give him his refund?

RaySouthwell
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RaySouthwell 04/10/14 - 11:29 am
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Justice in the USA

"A Soldotna man (Alaska) was indicted for allegedly filing false tax returns and failing to file a return from 2006 to 2012 according to a release from the office of US District Attorney Karen Loeffler.” (Same attorney who prosecuted my friend Schaeffer Cox for “Illegal weapons” and a thought crime)

I recently watched the movie called “Wolf of Wall Street” The man behind the movie (Jordan Belfort) is perhaps the most depraved individual I have ever seen openly proud of his behavior. He actually harmed people and the feds went after him. He was convicted of crimes. He spent 22 MONTHS in prison. (my friend Schaeffer Cox got 26 YEARS and harmed no one). Belfort was fined $110 million. Government confiscated the $10 million they could reach. He still owes the $100 million. He has written a book and sold the movie rights and is admittedly a millionaire. He is on a speaking tour, making money. Why is it the government crush folks like the Soldotna man who protest government’s behavior and slap the wrist of depraved criminals like Jordan Belfort?

For the record, I have not filed a tax return since 1991. But I never lie to the IRS or their court. I just do as the big banks do, never admit or deny anything. Isn’t there something in the Bill of Rights about self incrimination? Oh, that’s right, I keep forgetting there are no Unalienable Rights for people, only corporations. BTW, my friends at the IRS are kind enough to file a tax return for me and they have the power to take whatever they want from poor schmucks like me and Mr. Back.

Suss
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Suss 04/10/14 - 02:02 pm
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Okay, no taxes for you

So Ray, if you don't file does that mean you don't pay taxes? If so do you avail yourself to social security benefits, VA care, Medicare, or any of the "Central Government" programs that are supported by tax dollars? Always been curious if your dealings with the government were one sided or do you refuse any of their socialistic programs for you and your family?

Raoulduke
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Raoulduke 04/10/14 - 05:17 pm
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Justice

Conspiracy to commit murder of federal officials is a far cry from investment fraud.The only thing they have in common. They are both crimes. Belfort has already paid his debt to society. Schaeffer Cox is in the process of paying his. I am sure.Someday that some militia group will try to have Schaeffer Cox "Mein Kampf" story in book,and on the silver screen.

leewaytooo
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leewaytooo 04/11/14 - 04:19 am
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let us not forget how

let us not forget how psychotic it is to complain continuously
about gov't with one side of one's mouth and with the other side cry for more tax breaks...

namely that of property tax relief for seniors.....

remember it's buddy that whined about not being able to
receive the senior exemption for TWO house on one
piece of property....even though one of the houses was
occupied by a non senior....

as to not filing.........when it was employed, it most likely
did not claim but the allowable deductions, and taxes
were withheld at the time of receiving it's pay.....

so it was a faux form of protest as in there was nothing to
lose.

bed bugs and psychotics, you just have to keep an eye on
them and keep on moving forward......as they fade into
obscurity.......

RaySouthwell
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RaySouthwell 04/11/14 - 06:17 am
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Justice in the USA

Suss,
I already stated the IRS can and does take what they want from me. Government has the power and the people do not. Social Security benefit is based on money paid to the federal government. At my current rate I will die before I ever see return of my money invested. Are you pleased with our government’s war mongering? Will you give up everything to fund the next World War? That is where we are heading.

Raoulduke,
Can you give us a date and time of Schaeffer Cox’s conspiracy plan was to be implemented? Belfort harmed people and spent 22 months in prison. Who did Cox harm? Belfort has not paid his debt to society. He is a millionaire and owes the government $100 million. Why is it, people like, U..S. District Attorney Karen Loeffler have not gone after his money. No, only the money of those like Mr. Black. That’s OK to you, until they come for your money to “bail-in” the big banks.

Leewaytooooo,
Rambling on again. What are you talking about?

Raoulduke
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Raoulduke 04/11/14 - 11:34 am
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Date,and time

Mr. Southwell In order for me to have that information.I would have had to have been in the same room with Cox.Which would have placed me in a role of Conspirator. The job of dates,and times that was a job for the prosecution. Seemed they had the proof.Worked didn't it? Mr.Black is far from a poor schmuck.When in a 6 year span made $900,000.You must know some well to do schmucks.

RaySouthwell
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RaySouthwell 04/12/14 - 08:30 am
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Justice in The USA

Mr. Raoulduke. Cox's prosecution did not show a date and time for some conspiracy. Cox was tried in the media and the jury was tainted and controlled by the judge. It was a thought crime. Imprisoned for a pre-crime to keep the people safe. In all of the public trials for "Islamic Terrorists" they were actually trying to do something to harm people but not in Schaeffer's case. It is a classic bullying technique. Isolate the target and destroy his character based on lies and half truths. It is now happening to a man named Bundy in Nevada.

Say, How do you know how much Mr. Black makes? Did you read it somewhere? Maybe in the Clarion? I wonder what Mr. Black's side of the story is. I am waiting to read his side in the Clarion. It really doesn't matter. He will be tried in the media and convicted by a jury. Perhaps you can become one of the "peers" to serve on Mr. Black's jury.

Raoulduke
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Raoulduke 04/12/14 - 09:23 am
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Jury duty

Mr. Southwell. The fact I do not care for liars,or thieves. I am sure .I would not be Mr.Back "PEER",or serve on any jury. I figure film,and tapes are not good enough evidence to have convicted YOUR friend-Cox.Campaigning for your friend is honorable,but misguided.The action of the Conspiracy to commit murder would have been followed through at an opportunistic time.That is how a conspiracy works.The conviction of other conspirators proved the governments position .Oh! Yes! The IRS is usually pretty good with figures. The legal system seemed have worked for you in the past.

RaySouthwell
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RaySouthwell 04/12/14 - 09:41 am
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Justice in the USA

You have decided Mr. Black's guilt. Never hearing his side. What film and tapes have you listened to concerning Cox. None I suspect.

Pre-crime- Arrest for future murder. No proof needed. Rachel Maddow of MSNBC explains it in 2010.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8aWDMufcS3k

The IRS does not have to prove anything. With our current government, you are guilty because the IRS says so. And then they take what they want.

The people retain the power of the purse. It is the last peaceful form of changing government's behavior. So I take my peaceful stand.

borninak
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borninak 04/12/14 - 04:47 pm
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Curiosity

Mr. Southwell,

I'm just curious. Do you feel that the amount the government "takes" from you exceeds the benefits of living in a place where you drive on paved roads, maintained streets, law & order, etc, etc. And if you feel you are being short changed, why wouldn't you move to a place like say, Russia? And lastly, does the IRS impose additional penalties to your tax situation since you refuse to file?

leewaytooo
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leewaytooo 04/13/14 - 03:52 am
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if life were like the game of

if life were like the game of survivor .....the bed bugs of the world would be the first voted off the island ........

they sit around camp doing nothing, yet whining about

everything that displeases themselves........

maybe they just like seeing themselves in reruns....

over and over and nowhere to go.........

I say guilty ...........peer over that

RaySouthwell
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RaySouthwell 04/13/14 - 10:01 am
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Borniak

You reflect the mind set of most Americans today. I am warm, dry and my belly is full. Who cares what our government does to others as long as I am well cared for.

Here is a letter to the editor that explains my observation of the people today- http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/letters/2014-01-31/roosevelt-said-it...

I have seen this thinking where I use to work. Bullies are ignored because "I like my lifestyle. Who cares what happens to others."

The people created our government much like my wife and I created three children. I never abandoned my children because of their bad behavior and will not abandon my nation because of the bad behavior of government.

My children and grandchildren are more important than any comfort I receive from corrupt government.

Penalties imposed are from the court for wasting their precious time. You see, the people retain the power of the purse and the court does not want to hear such foolishness.

borninak
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borninak 04/13/14 - 09:50 am
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You deflected my question.

Mr. Southwell,

Rather than answer the primary question, you generalized that I do not care about others as long as I am well cared for. Not really true and really just dodges the question. Why? Once more, are you saying what the government takes from you outweighs the privileges of living in this nation? I'm just curious where you lie so please don't deflect the question by saying I must be fat and happy and couldn't possibly understand your plight. Specifically, this topic was about taxes and I'm wondering if what the IRS "strong arms" you for is more than you are receiving in comfort from this country.

RaySouthwell
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RaySouthwell 04/13/14 - 10:21 am
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Taxes

Borniak, You want to discuss benefits and I want to discuss responsibility. When my children misbehaved I took their allowance away. The people retain the right to do the same with our misbehaving government.

Unfortunately people fear our government and comply. Or rationalize that it must be ok because of the benefits they receive. I am more interested in Rights and Responsibilities than privileges. How about you? Are you free or a well cared for slave?

leewaytooo
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leewaytooo 04/13/14 - 11:36 am
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yes,,,,,,,,,,,,,tell us a

yes,,,,,,,,,,,,,tell us a story about taxes and the avoidance

of paying taxes.....tell us how it is the solution........

there must be somewhere in the world that would be

more appealing ........... although, they might want

some money from each person in order to provide for the

common good....

really must be a dilemma for someone that wants/expects

perfection in the universe. of course looking in that mirror

is hardly going to give you a reflection of perfection.....

obscure obscurity is what remains for bed bugs and

psychotics.

RaySouthwell
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RaySouthwell 04/13/14 - 12:01 pm
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Some money from each person

Government does not need money for the common good. Government could create money to expand infrastructure for the common good. Taxes collected go to the big banks and the war machine. Those that acknowledge and stand against this practice are crushed like ants. Mr. Black understands as do I.

RaySouthwell
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RaySouthwell 04/13/14 - 12:55 pm
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Mr. Black and Irwin Schiff

Irwin Schiff is the most knowledgeable, principled individual, who understands and stood up to the the IRS tax system. The man is in his mid 80’s and is rotting in prison like my friend Schaeffer Cox. Here is a short video of his millionaire son and investor Peter Schiff talking about his father. I do not know Mr. Black, but believe he has studied the tax laws as has Irwin Schiff?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZJ-B2oYMvls

leewaytooo
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leewaytooo 04/14/14 - 02:42 am
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did schaeffer [filtered word] fail to

did schaeffer [filtered word] fail to file or pay fed taxes???

did he also beat his wife?

did he also plan to kill judges and agents of the govt?

26 years is a long time to consider alternative means

of expressing one's thoughts.....

why didn't old farts do the subversive stuff??

they have less time to live....or is it that they

like having young impressionable minds to screw up

with their nonsense... and... they do like hiding in

the background..............safer, less chance of jail .....

pansies up yet in your garden?

RaySouthwell
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RaySouthwell 04/14/14 - 09:28 am
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Justice in USA

Here is what I am talking about. The big boys like Belfort get a slap on the wrist and folks like Mr.Black get crushed. But that is ok to most here.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2600475/Too-tentative-fearful-SE...

RaySouthwell
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RaySouthwell 04/14/14 - 09:35 am
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bigger threat to safety

How is it that I am a bigger threat to people than the folks like Belfort. Bloomberg story
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-04-08/sec-goldman-lawyer-says-agency-...

RaySouthwell
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RaySouthwell 04/14/14 - 09:40 am
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Justice in the USA

And Snowden is a big threat to the people. And so is the media who told his story. But Belfort gets a slap on the wrist and the big banks are bigger than ever. Justice in the USA

http://www.democracynow.org/2014/4/14/we_wont_succumb_to_threats_journal...

RaySouthwell
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RaySouthwell 04/14/14 - 11:46 am
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Note to editor

When you chose to filter words published in the comment section you should also filter them in the recent comment section. I actually thought the person writing the comment was the one who politely filtered his word. Name calling is a frequent trait of some anonymous commentators. I appreciate your desire to keep it civil.

leewaytooo
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leewaytooo 04/15/14 - 02:27 am
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"[filtered word] (bird) the male of any

"[filtered word] (bird) the male of any bird species, often specifically the male of the domestic fowl or chicken"

chicken............. was the inference that came to mind

regarding schaeffer

what is impolite about a little chicken wing....???

Raoulduke
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Raoulduke 04/15/14 - 06:34 am
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System dislike

Mr.Blackwell -I have read your postings. Your debasing of our system.You had apparently used it to regain your employment.Did you not?Did it not work in your favor? But yet you still dislike such a system.Why did you NOT use our system,and get one of your most knowledgeable comrades to defend your position.Was it a client.Who has himself as a lawyer "A FOOL" type of thing? You could have gone that route,but I believe. You saw where it got your knowledgeable,and principled comrades.So! You chose to go with the system you dislike. Mr.Borninak is correct.You get asked a question.Which requires a yes,or no answer,and all you do.Is deflect the answer to place blame the on others.Your comments,and raves have lost all credibility in my view.Thank you,and good bye.

RaySouthwell
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RaySouthwell 04/15/14 - 08:58 am
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My Benefits

We had a Constitutional form of government. No longer. The majority in our Democracy ignore the issues raised by Mr. Back. We all see such great benefits from this corrupt government. Those who control things understand. Create benefits and the majority care little about anything else. Give them bread and circus. What will you ever do when your benefits dry up with the death of the almighty dollar?

RaySouthwell
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RaySouthwell 04/15/14 - 09:12 am
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Not going to buy it.

Lewaytooo-I see the editor didn't buy your explanation. They still "filtered" it but it is in the "recent post" heading. Maybe it is not the editor filter but a computer generated filter. I understand you can purchase programs that will automatically filter things out. Oh, great explanation as to the word usage. Still don't buy it.

cheapersmokes
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cheapersmokes 04/15/14 - 10:41 am
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Ignore Southwell!

I have placed Mr. Ray Southwell on the ignore list since I feel his posts are nothing but a waste of my time and I will never learn anything from reading them either. I also find it hard to believe that the authorities in the Borough are not looking at him to become a space holder in the local crowbar hotel for many years also.

Sorry to do this Ray but your just like a broken record and only go on and on about your little piddly pet causes. I see you have given up on your Bank of Alaska efforts also!

RaySouthwell
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RaySouthwell 04/19/14 - 09:44 am
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Thanks for keeping it going

I just realized this is tax day. Here is another thought about taxes. National TV show called Democracy Now. Perhaps the Clarion should do a story on Mr. Back's side of the story.

Tax resistance in the USA. Sounds like this young woman is filing fraudulent documents to the IRS. She has been doing it for 3 years. Wait and see what happens when she becomes a Doctor. She will get burned in the end as has Mr. Back.

After all the funding of our war machine give us great benefits because we have a failed economic system.

http://www.democracynow.org/2014/4/15/war_tax_resisters_mark_april_15

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