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(Law and Crime)   "Badge of Fraud", the judge's description of how Derek Chauvin tried to give all his assets to his wife in their "divorce" before his trial in the death of George Floyd   (lawandcrime.com) divider line
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2020-11-21 8:10:42 PM  
Maybe her lawyer is just really really really good?
 
2020-11-21 8:11:10 PM  
I kinda suspected something when I head a divorce had been filed.

I'm still betting he beats the charges and we get another round of protests.
 
2020-11-21 8:27:35 PM  
Pretty sure there was a chorus of "yep, trying to protect his assets" that went up around these parts when we first heard of the divorce.
 
2020-11-21 8:28:38 PM  
Yeah they are trying to protect assets from the inevitable civil case, which he will lose.

This whole arrangement reeks.
 
2020-11-21 8:31:59 PM  

IgG4: Yeah they are trying to protect assets from the inevitable civil case, which he will lose.

This whole arrangement reeks.


And now it's on record.
 
2020-11-21 9:18:50 PM  
Behind every dickhole of a piece of shiat man, there's usually a coont who has his back.
 
2020-11-21 9:50:28 PM  
Fraud works both as a noun, and a verb.

Who knew?
 
2020-11-22 6:57:42 AM  
Maybe the should have a law for civil trials where the day the suit is filed or when the incident happens the assets you have at the time are what are counted. I am sure there will be provisions if you are going through a divorce before or destruction of them like fire. But shady stuff like this should be shut down quick. I am sure law talking people could figure out my jumbled mess better.
 
2020-11-22 7:01:46 AM  
Regardless of what happens  in this case, there's a whole lot of financial crime to be prosecuted here.

Following the murder charges against him, Chauvin and his wife were charged with multiple felony counts of tax evasion[61] related to allegedly fraudulent tax returns from 2014 to 2019.[63] The Washington County prosecutor's office announced on July 22, 2020 that Chauvin and his wife under-reported joint income by a total of $464,433, including more than $95,000 from Chauvin's off-duty security work.[64] The complaint also alleges failure to pay proper sales tax on a $100,000 BMW purchased in Minnesota in 2018, failure to declare income from Chauvin's wife's business, improperly accounted-for deductions on a rental home, and changing their residency to Florida because "it was cheaper to register a car there".[65]
 
2020-11-22 7:16:49 AM  
Cops make way too much money.
 
2020-11-22 7:27:39 AM  

kokomo61: Regardless of what happens  in this case, there's a whole lot of financial crime to be prosecuted here.

Following the murder charges against him, Chauvin and his wife were charged with multiple felony counts of tax evasion[61] related to allegedly fraudulent tax returns from 2014 to 2019.[63] The Washington County prosecutor's office announced on July 22, 2020 that Chauvin and his wife under-reported joint income by a total of $464,433, including more than $95,000 from Chauvin's off-duty security work.[64] The complaint also alleges failure to pay proper sales tax on a $100,000 BMW purchased in Minnesota in 2018, failure to declare income from Chauvin's wife's business, improperly accounted-for deductions on a rental home, and changing their residency to Florida because "it was cheaper to register a car there".[65]


So he'll go to prison for tax fraud no matter what?
 
2020-11-22 7:30:03 AM  
Defund and abolish.
 
2020-11-22 7:30:59 AM  

thurstonxhowell: Cops make way too much money.


Forgive me for defending the Leo's, but he isn't so much a cop as he is a straight up grifter.
 
2020-11-22 7:31:47 AM  
Yes probably prison on the tax evasion issues, but who know on murder.

As Al Capone knows the government don't care who or how many you murder as long as they get there cut.
 
2020-11-22 7:32:21 AM  

thatboyoverthere: kokomo61: Regardless of what happens  in this case, there's a whole lot of financial crime to be prosecuted here.

Following the murder charges against him, Chauvin and his wife were charged with multiple felony counts of tax evasion[61] related to allegedly fraudulent tax returns from 2014 to 2019.[63] The Washington County prosecutor's office announced on July 22, 2020 that Chauvin and his wife under-reported joint income by a total of $464,433, including more than $95,000 from Chauvin's off-duty security work.[64] The complaint also alleges failure to pay proper sales tax on a $100,000 BMW purchased in Minnesota in 2018, failure to declare income from Chauvin's wife's business, improperly accounted-for deductions on a rental home, and changing their residency to Florida because "it was cheaper to register a car there".[65]

So he'll go to prison for tax fraud no matter what?


As opposed to what, going to prison for killing a black person?
 
2020-11-22 7:35:18 AM  
Regardless of this arsehole, this is a very common legal strategy used in the US all the time. Frankly, given how Farked up the US CJ system is, I wouldn't necessarily throw the baby out with the bathwater.
 
2020-11-22 7:36:06 AM  

Resident Muslim: thatboyoverthere: kokomo61: Regardless of what happens  in this case, there's a whole lot of financial crime to be prosecuted here.

Following the murder charges against him, Chauvin and his wife were charged with multiple felony counts of tax evasion[61] related to allegedly fraudulent tax returns from 2014 to 2019.[63] The Washington County prosecutor's office announced on July 22, 2020 that Chauvin and his wife under-reported joint income by a total of $464,433, including more than $95,000 from Chauvin's off-duty security work.[64] The complaint also alleges failure to pay proper sales tax on a $100,000 BMW purchased in Minnesota in 2018, failure to declare income from Chauvin's wife's business, improperly accounted-for deductions on a rental home, and changing their residency to Florida because "it was cheaper to register a car there".[65]

So he'll go to prison for tax fraud no matter what?

As opposed to what, going to prison for killing a black person?


That's not a crime unless you're also black in this country.
 
2020-11-22 7:36:27 AM  

kokomo61: Regardless of what happens  in this case, there's a whole lot of financial crime to be prosecuted here.

Following the murder charges against him, Chauvin and his wife were charged with multiple felony counts of tax evasion[61] related to allegedly fraudulent tax returns from 2014 to 2019.[63] The Washington County prosecutor's office announced on July 22, 2020 that Chauvin and his wife under-reported joint income by a total of $464,433, including more than $95,000 from Chauvin's off-duty security work.[64] The complaint also alleges failure to pay proper sales tax on a $100,000 BMW purchased in Minnesota in 2018, failure to declare income from Chauvin's wife's business, improperly accounted-for deductions on a rental home, and changing their residency to Florida because "it was cheaper to register a car there".[65]


Dude is gonna end up like Capone; he'll skate on the murder rap, but get hard time for screwing the IRS
 
2020-11-22 7:39:59 AM  
I see I'm not the only one thinking it

/Great minds think alike, and those of fools seldom differ
//but they all post to fark
///book your spots for the BLM protest Part 2 today!
 
2020-11-22 7:46:58 AM  

groppet: Maybe the should have a law for civil trials where the day the suit is filed or when the incident happens the assets you have at the time are what are counted. I am sure there will be provisions if you are going through a divorce before or destruction of them like fire. But shady stuff like this should be shut down quick. I am sure law talking people could figure out my jumbled mess better.


It's called freezing someone's assets.
 
2020-11-22 7:47:56 AM  

Evil Roy Slade: thurstonxhowell: Cops make way too much money.

Forgive me for defending the Leo's, but he isn't so much a cop as he is a straight up grifter.


Turns out he only made $52k-$72k as a cop, the rest was his under the table private security scam, so, yeah, murderous grifter fits.
 
2020-11-22 7:53:37 AM  
How dare!  How dare he speak that way of the brave heroes who defend us from negroes!  Sad! Prayers!  Sad prayers!
 
2020-11-22 7:54:18 AM  

Ghost Roach: Dude is gonna end up like Capone; he'll skate on the murder rap, but get hard time for screwing the IRS


Hopefully he slowly goes crazy from syphilis (or early onset Alzheimers) too.
 
2020-11-22 7:56:29 AM  
Resident Muslim:

As opposed to what, going to prison for killing a black person?

Cops don't go to prison for killing people, silly.
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2020-11-22 7:58:48 AM  
What would be hilarious is if he gets "divorced" and "loses" everything to his wife in the settlement only to find out she's actually been cheating on him the whole time. Preferably with a black cop.
 
2020-11-22 8:02:08 AM  
Should have spent less time killing civilians, and more time paying taxes.
 
2020-11-22 8:03:04 AM  

Permanent Solutions For Permanent Problems: What would be hilarious is if he gets "divorced" and "loses" everything to his wife in the settlement only to find out she's actually been cheating on him the whole time. Preferably with a black cop.


Even if the 'divorce' went through successfully and he got off, he already assigned his pension and all assets to his 'ex'. She just won the lottery, and would likely tell him to Fark off.
 
2020-11-22 8:05:03 AM  

thurstonxhowell: Cops make way too much money.


It seems like the really bad ones always have a side scam going, doesn't it?
 
2020-11-22 8:05:10 AM  
The amazing thing about 2020 is I'm still not sure if he wins shiatbag of the year.


/what a Farking shiatbag
//and fark his scumbag wife too.
 
2020-11-22 8:08:01 AM  

kokomo61: Permanent Solutions For Permanent Problems: What would be hilarious is if he gets "divorced" and "loses" everything to his wife in the settlement only to find out she's actually been cheating on him the whole time. Preferably with a black cop.

Even if the 'divorce' went through successfully and he got off, he already assigned his pension and all assets to his 'ex'. She just won the lottery, and would likely tell him to Fark off.


She stuck with him up until the wheels fell off, and willingly participated in the tax evasion schemes. They are peas in a pod. Even if she dumps him, she is going to find another clone.
 
2020-11-22 8:13:45 AM  

Ghost Roach: kokomo61: Regardless of what happens  in this case, there's a whole lot of financial crime to be prosecuted here.

Following the murder charges against him, Chauvin and his wife were charged with multiple felony counts of tax evasion[61] related to allegedly fraudulent tax returns from 2014 to 2019.[63] The Washington County prosecutor's office announced on July 22, 2020 that Chauvin and his wife under-reported joint income by a total of $464,433, including more than $95,000 from Chauvin's off-duty security work.[64] The complaint also alleges failure to pay proper sales tax on a $100,000 BMW purchased in Minnesota in 2018, failure to declare income from Chauvin's wife's business, improperly accounted-for deductions on a rental home, and changing their residency to Florida because "it was cheaper to register a car there".[65]

Dude is gonna end up like Capone; he'll skate on the murder rap, but get hard time for screwing the IRS


It's quite literally going to be: A) a 60-80 month plea on the fed charges or B) a short federal trial then 120 to 240 month sentence.  Tax evasion is pretty straight forward. It is illegal for a Californian to buy a car in Oregon and not do a sh*t ton of paperwork.  It's always some richasshole not wanting to pay sales tax on a Beamer. Anyway, it's more hassle than it's worth and someone goes to jail for it regularly as conduct proving the government's larger case. This guy is f*cked.
 
2020-11-22 8:27:26 AM  

Al Tsheimers: She stuck with him up until the wheels fell off, and willingly participated in the tax evasion schemes. They are peas in a pod. Even if she dumps him, she is going to find another clone.


Yup, it's pretty much guaranteed that the next guy to bang Mrs Pig will be a shaved headed, perpetually aggrieved, white asshole cop, too.
 
2020-11-22 8:42:47 AM  

Resident Muslim: thatboyoverthere: kokomo61: Regardless of what happens  in this case, there's a whole lot of financial crime to be prosecuted here.

Following the murder charges against him, Chauvin and his wife were charged with multiple felony counts of tax evasion[61] related to allegedly fraudulent tax returns from 2014 to 2019.[63] The Washington County prosecutor's office announced on July 22, 2020 that Chauvin and his wife under-reported joint income by a total of $464,433, including more than $95,000 from Chauvin's off-duty security work.[64] The complaint also alleges failure to pay proper sales tax on a $100,000 BMW purchased in Minnesota in 2018, failure to declare income from Chauvin's wife's business, improperly accounted-for deductions on a rental home, and changing their residency to Florida because "it was cheaper to register a car there".[65]

So he'll go to prison for tax fraud no matter what?

As opposed to what, going to prison for killing a black person?


It's been well documented that juries don't care when white cops kill black men.
 
2020-11-22 8:46:25 AM  
"Badge of fraud".  It's like this judge has never worked with the police before.
 
2020-11-22 8:46:41 AM  

Wing Kong Exchange Day Trader: The amazing thing about 2020 is I'm still not sure if he wins shiatbag of the year.


/what a Farking shiatbag
//and fark his scumbag wife too.


He's a horrible person, but Trump and his followers in Congress and the States are responsible for thousands of deaths from their ignoring Covid.
 
2020-11-22 8:54:13 AM  

thurstonxhowell: Cops make way too much money.


In my area they are way under paid.

Unless his wife has a great income, there is something strange happening there.
 
2020-11-22 8:59:24 AM  
Womp womp....
 
2020-11-22 9:01:53 AM  

Por que tan serioso: It is illegal for a Californian to buy a car in Oregon and not do a sh*t ton of paperwork.  It's always some richasshole not wanting to pay sales tax on a Beamer.


It is, however, legal for a Californian to set up a LLC in Montana that purchases the car there.
 
2020-11-22 9:12:48 AM  
IANAL, but I have heard this called a "preferential transfer". People who are about to declare bankruptcy try to pull this stunt so that they don't have to liquidate their goodies in order to pay off what debts they can. Totally illegal.
 
2020-11-22 9:18:05 AM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: thurstonxhowell: Cops make way too much money.

In my area they are way under paid.

Unless his wife has a great income, there is something strange happening there.


they do fairly well up here (90 - 100) as an average here in the city with some really good incentives if they choose to spend time in remote areas.

I think it's fair, especially since their first many years are doing shiatty shifts when they're dealing with mostly shiatty people.

Don't get me wrong, I've had a lot of interactions with some really terrible cops but if I put myself in their shoes I'd have quit the first 3:00 am call to a violent cracked out domestic with children (or something similar).

Best rule is to steer clear of them and never talk to them.
 
2020-11-22 9:18:07 AM  

Al Tsheimers: thurstonxhowell: Cops make way too much money.

It seems like the really bad ones always have a side scam going, doesn't it?


I can think of one Cop here in the Winnipeg region who busts weed dealers, that way he can give the weed to his kid to sell at no cost.

There's also about 1000 cops who make over 100k a year here, while the new Police HQ has taken over 7 years to figure out how it got well over 100 million over budget, you know, from the contractor pocketing it all.

Not to mention, when they try covering up the murder of a random native person, or at least who they thought was random.

Turns out he was a politician, with the resulting lawsuit making a bunch of lawyers rich.

Hospitals everywhere are understaffed, but eh.  Cops make great money.

And that's before considering the military shiat cops in the USA routinely get to beat your asses.

Which also reminds me of how many Native gangs formed in prisons to protect one another from the Angels and other white supremacist violence (IE cops), which is why all my family is either Manitoba Warrior, Native Syndicate or another native gang, what with being Metis and all.

It's always been a race war.
 
2020-11-22 9:22:14 AM  
There are other scams cops pull with divorces. The City of Chicago has a residency requirement for all municipal employees, so cops and firefighters are required to live within the city. It's somewhat common for parents to want to send their kids to better schools in nearby suburbs. The typical scam is the couple files for divorce, they "separate," and the wife and kids live in a suburb. The husband (if it's him that is the cop) has a flophouse apartment within city limits where some linens, a toothbrush, and ramen noodles are kept. Of course, he and the wife have a good arrangement for parenting where he is allowed to often spend the night at the separated wife's house in the suburbs.
 
2020-11-22 9:27:53 AM  

Al Tsheimers: kokomo61: Permanent Solutions For Permanent Problems: What would be hilarious is if he gets "divorced" and "loses" everything to his wife in the settlement only to find out she's actually been cheating on him the whole time. Preferably with a black cop.

Even if the 'divorce' went through successfully and he got off, he already assigned his pension and all assets to his 'ex'. She just won the lottery, and would likely tell him to Fark off.

She stuck with him up until the wheels fell off, and willingly participated in the tax evasion schemes. They are peas in a pod. Even if she dumps him, she is going to find another clone.


Not only that, but she was tried and convicted of passing a bad check a few years ago, for much more than the alleged fake $20 bill her husband extrajudicially administered the death penalty for.
 
2020-11-22 9:33:25 AM  
My god who pays 100k for a x5?


/former x3 owner
//present 328d owner
///never buy a bmw new off the lot, ever.
 
2020-11-22 9:39:04 AM  

kokomo61: Permanent Solutions For Permanent Problems: What would be hilarious is if he gets "divorced" and "loses" everything to his wife in the settlement only to find out she's actually been cheating on him the whole time. Preferably with a black cop.

Even if the 'divorce' went through successfully and he got off, he already assigned his pension and all assets to his 'ex'. She just won the lottery, and would likely tell him to Fark off.


Garbage people tend to marry garbage people. Personally I would love it if they managed to get away with this asset avoidance scheme only for him to be left out in the cold because he has no legal recourse for the money he signed over.

Then she can be sued into oblivion for her tax schemes because you know she won't learn her lesson the first time. After they are both broke and no one cares about them it will be even more hilarious.
 
2020-11-22 10:04:41 AM  
Here I thought she had finally had enough of his shiat and filed immedialty. I guess I'm too nice a guy figuring there is good in some people.

I should know better. I know the wive's of a couple of cops. OMFG.
 
2020-11-22 10:05:53 AM  

groppet: Maybe the should have a law for civil trials where the day the suit is filed or when the incident happens the assets you have at the time are what are counted. I am sure there will be provisions if you are going through a divorce before or destruction of them like fire. But shady stuff like this should be shut down quick. I am sure law talking people could figure out my jumbled mess better.


The abuse that would lead to is no better. If I filed a civil suit and someone was forced to have their assets frozen, by the time they actually got to court preceding, I could make everyone homeless.
 
2020-11-22 10:19:08 AM  
"Badges of Fraud" is an old-ass legal term of art going back in the English common law to the 1600s or some shiat, and doubtlessly older in other legal systems.


MattyBlast: IANAL, but I have heard this called a "preferential transfer". People who are about to declare bankruptcy try to pull this stunt so that they don't have to liquidate their goodies in order to pay off what debts they can. Totally illegal.


yeah but tthere are legal ways to do this and it sounds like Chauvin and his wife didn't.  in arizona, Sheriff Joe about a decade or so ago formed a corporation with his wife, transferring I believe real estate and a shiatload of other assets (sub-question;  how did a state employee making approx $125,000 and with a meager federal pension acquire millions of dollars worth of real estate?  Hmmm......) to the corporation "owned" by his wife.  analysts concluded if he was found liable for civil or criminal damages, *he* could be touched up for damages but the marital estate was protected.

and AZ's governor, Fife Symington, his wife was their heiress I believe to the Heinz (ketchup) fortune.  when he was sued for a civil deal that occurred when he was governor, he was at the time working as a pastry chef, making $20 an hour.  because she owned possibly hundreds of millions of dollars but owned that before they were married, under AZ and I believe federal law, that asset was not part of the marital estate as she owned it before they got married.  point being any judgment could be enforced ony against him, not her asset(s).
 
2020-11-22 10:24:07 AM  

Permanent Solutions For Permanent Problems: What would be hilarious is if he gets "divorced" and "loses" everything to his wife in the settlement only to find out she's actually been cheating on him the whole time. Preferably with a black cop.


Damned if that mental image doesn't have a Brazzers watermark
 
2020-11-22 10:42:27 AM  
How often are individual police sued?  Usually its the dept that gets sued right?  What is the motivation to transfer everything the tax stuff?
 
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