Commencement of Tax Protester Swan's Trial Extended Another 60 Days
- On July 29, 2003, Chief U.S. District Judge Paul Barbadoro granted income tax protester Steven A. Swan of Auburn, New Hampshire a 60-day continuance for the commencement of Swan's trial for 18 felony violations of the internal revenue laws. Swan's trial had been scheduled to begin on September 3, 2003. Swan's new trial date is November 4th. Swan is representing himself against the Government's charges.Swan is a former follower and promoter of the theories of nationally-known income tax protester Irwin Schiff of Las Vegas, Nevada. He requested the 60-day continuace because the Government had been dragging its feet in providing Swan with access to the discovery evidence which it intends to use against Swan. It had also been delaying scheduling a time to inspect the discovery evidence which Swan intends to use in his defense.Swan has filed a motion with the court requesting that it dismiss the charges against him because the federal income tax is not imposed in accordance with the original intent of the 16th Amendment to the Constitution--a tax originally intended to be imposed solely on the earnings of the wealthy.Swan has also filed a motion to dismiss the charges against him because IRS and Justice Department employees purposely allowed Schiff to remain in business over the past 13 years convincing otherwise unsuspecting Americans that they can legally stop paying income taxes so that the Government would have more common Americans to collect money from and to prosecute. The court has not yet ruled on either of Swan's motions to dismiss.For more on Swan's beliefs that the federal income tax is unconstitutional, you can go to www.zeroincometax.com. For more information on Swan's court case, you can go to www.stevenswan.com.