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April 07, 2011

If you are going to do something futile and stupid, you might as well use a lot of zeros. From a Department of Justice Press Release:

Mark D. Leitner has been indicted by a grand jury in the Northern District of Florida for filing false liens against federal law enforcement, corruptly endeavoring to impede and impair the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), and public disclosure of another’s Social Security number in the commission of illegal activity, the Justice Department announced today.


According to the indictment, during the jury trial and after the jury returned the guilty verdict, Leitner caused false maritime liens to be publicly filed against the property of prosecutors, investigators and court personnel involved in the criminal trial. The liens falsely claimed that Leitner was owed $48.489 billion from each individual.

That's $48,489,000,000. With about seven or eight fewer digits, the leins might have been a real problem for the alleged victims, as potential creditors might have taken them seriously. Unless you are the federal government or a very large state, nobody will take a $48 billion lien seriously.

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