“Sovereign Citizen” Sentenced to 3 years In Jail For Tax Evasion and Filing False Liens

Donna Marie Kozak

On Friday, the U.S. District Court for the District of Nebraska sentenced a “Sovereign Citizen”  to 36 months in prison and 3 years supervised release for  for tax obstruction, filing a false claim and seven counts of filing false liens “against property of officers and employees of the United States.”

Donna Marie Kozak of La Vista, is a former college instructor who joined “Republic for the united States of America”  in 2009. According to a 2012 report by SPLC  , this group claims to have built “governments-in-waiting” in 38 states and has members in nearly every other. Kozak is the group’s designated “governor” of Nebraska.  It counts the Family Research Council, the Oathkeepers and Richard Mack (of Cliven Bundy fame) among it’s allies.  Oh, and Kozak is the group’s designated “governor” of Nebraska.

Kozak was convicted by a federal jury in August. Her conviction was based on evidence showing that Kozak stopped filing income taxes in 1997, she filed a false claim for a tax refund and sent harassing correspondence to IRS agents. Moreover, Kozak filed several false liens against 2 District Court judges and others.

Per the DOJ”s press release about this case, Kozak and Randall Due of Georgia conspired to file the false liens to retaliate against those responsible for the 2012 federal criminal tax prosecution and convictions of associates David and Bernita Kleensang  including a $19 million false lien on property owned by the U.S. District Court Judge who presided over the Kleensangs’ trial.

After a federal grand jury indicted Kozak on criminal tax charges and while she was on pre-trial release, Kozak filed five more false liens on properties owned by another U.S. District Court Judge, the U.S. Attorney for the District of Nebraska, two Assistant U.S. Attorneys and an IRS Criminal Investigation special agent.

Due was convicted on related charges in 2014.

20 Replies to ““Sovereign Citizen” Sentenced to 3 years In Jail For Tax Evasion and Filing False Liens”

  1. America better wake up to these sovereign citizen and other militia group cheats! Their members cost us, the working people in America a untold large amount of money for tying up the court system with their law suits when refusing to pay taxes!
    They want everyone else to pay for the roads, bridges, schools and fund military/VA, social Security, etc…..
    Lock these cheats up! A bunch a freeloaders…..

  2. Kudos to IRS & DOJ, finding, prosecuting, and convicting these wack-jobs, even if it does take an inordinate amount of time to do so.

  3. “After a federal grand jury indicted Kozak on criminal tax charges and while she was on pre-trial release, Kozak filed five more false liens on properties owned by another U.S. District Court Judge, the U.S. Attorney for the District of Nebraska, two Assistant U.S. Attorneys and an IRS Criminal Investigation special agent.”

    This is what you call a bottomless pit of stupid.

  4. People like this are the reason the IRS was doing their job looking at the teabag cheats. They go around announcing “they’re not gonna pay taxes”, then call it a scandal when they’re caught. Bunch of idiots.

  5. How ironic, they dont pay taxes so as to avoid living within any form of government. Then convict them, put them in jail, forcing them to live entirely under government control. Thats funny.

  6. If you think they’re just a waste of tax money, then know what they have done when thwarted. About 15 years ago when the County Clerk in one CA county refused to file their phony liens, they sent a fellow SC member to her home where he ambushed her, pistol whipped her, sodomized her with and dry fired his gun, and left her with a warning. She reported it, the guy was found and imprisoned – and she has lived ever since in fear. No matter how often she changes her phone, his little buddies call and threaten her. No highway patrol or local police will even give them traffic tickets because they always know the names of the officer’s family, address, where kids go to school. They are not just a waste of money. They are dreadfully dangerous.

  7. Churchlady, thanks for the post. So in other words, those people who are causing that woman to live in fear, and getting away with things that other people don’t get away with..are terrorists I would say.

    Glad you posted that, I had no knowledge of it. Yes, dangerous and evil.

  8. Hitler, when planning his ascent to power, created an entire shadow government. This “shadow Governor ” sounds suspiciously like a Gauleiter to me.

  9. But, they’re fiscal conservatives when it comes to government, don’t you know?

    ROTFLMBO!!

    They wouldn’t be costing us so much money to prosecute their behinds if they were really fiscally conservative. What they are are deadbeats who want to take from others and avoid having to help pay for the services they enjoy that we provide through our taxes.

  10. For the next three years she’ll be “governing” from a jail cell. I’m wondering if the group’s “lieutenant governor” will run things while she’s behind bars. LOL. One would think that someone as highly-educated as Kozak would be immune to the sovereign citizens’ movement but apparently not. I can only surmise that she grew tired of paying taxes, decided that the rest of us owe her something and decided to begin taking what she wanted and doing whatever she wanted to do. If one can claim that the government under which one lives is not legitimate, I guess the individual can then begin living like an outlaw. Kozak and some of her buddies in the movement have discovered the hard way just where their “sovereignty” will end–with them spending time behind bars.

  11. Just out of curiosity. How on earth do you file a false lien on someone else’s property? There a very strict records kept on who owns what everywhere.

  12. It was most likely a mechanic’s lien, construction lien, materialman’s lien, supplier’s lien, artisan’s lien, et cetera. In most states some or all these types of liens can be requested to be implemented by persons who performed services or supplied materials on personal or real property by filing paperwork, usually under the penalty of perjury, with the proper authorities.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mechanic%27s_lien

  13. if i was the judge she would die in prison, I would bar her being released and I would bar an appeal she would die in prison all she is an old looney braud

  14. They are the ones who hate America. Most are losers with persecution complexes who just can’t make it in a civilized society. Now if someone wants to round them up and kick them out, I would be all for that. Maybe Romney could tell them how to “self deport”!

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