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‘Sovereign citizen’ fails to persuade judge that medieval laws give him claim to empty homes

An Ohio judge rejected arguments made Monday in court by a self-described “sovereign citizen” who admitted to illegally entering houses and laying claim to them. Robert Carr was scheduled to be sentenced on one count of breaking and entering as part of a plea agreement struck earlier this month with…

Grand jury indicts Ohio ‘sovereign citizen’ accused of trying to steal 11 homes

A grand jury indicted an Ohio “sovereign citizen” who tried to steal 11 homes by moving in and filing a “quiet title” to claim ownership. Prosecutors said Robert Carr found empty houses in the Cincinnati area, changed the locks and filed court documents in attempt to keep the homeowner or…

FBI sees rising threat from ‘sovereign citizen’ movement

The FBI has said it is monitoring a growing extremist threat from “sovereign citizen” movements, and is targeting their activities to prevent a repeat of the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing. Followers of “sovereign citizen” ideologies reject all government authority, refusing to pay taxes, not recognizing US currency, and sometimes engaging…

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