Geithner & Rangel to be Subpoenaed in Tax Fraud Case: Federal Case Alleges Political Elite Get Favorable Tax Treatment Over Ordinary Citizens

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Secretary of the Treasury Timothy Geithner and House Ways and Means Chairman Charles Rangel (D-NY) will be subpoenaed to testify about their tax problems in a federal case in San Diego. This case alleges that the "political elite" get favorable tax treatment over ordinary citizens. The case also details numerous bad faith actions of federal prosecutor Faith Devine in the government's vindictive attack on tax attorney David Jacquot for his zealous representation of clients against the IRS.

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On 5 March 2009 a Motion was filed in U.S. v. David Jacquot, Case # CR 08-1171, in the Federal District Court, in San Diego, California seeking to dismiss a false tax return indictment on the grounds that the Defendant was not treated in the same manner as politically prominent individuals. A hearing on this matter is set for 30 March 2009 in San Diego. The Motion provides that unless the government stipulates to the information regarding Secretary of the Treasury Timothy Geithner, House Ways and Means Chairman Charles Rangel, former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle, and others, that these individuals will be subpoenaed to the hearing.

The Defendant in this case is David Jacquot, an attorney and retired Army Officer. He is a decorated disabled Desert Storm veteran living in rural Idaho with his family.

This "Geithner Motion" cites HR 735 titled the "Rangel Rule Act of 2009," which if enacted, would eliminate penalties and interest for common citizens to allow them to be treated in the same manner as House Ways and Means Chairman Representative Charles Rangel. The Geithner Motion also quotes President Obama stressing the need to "treat common citizens in the same manner as politically prominent individuals in regards to tax matters".

The Geithner Motion details how Mr. Jacquot was vindictively indicted in retaliation for his successful defense of his clients against the IRS. The tax returns of his corporate law firm for the four (4) years of 2001 to 2004 were investigated and the government alleges that the law firm declared almost $200,000 too much income during this time period. The Geithner Motion contains descriptions of numerous actions by the government and Assistant U.S. Attorney (AUSA) Faith Devine that are the basis for the claim of retaliation against Mr. Jacquot for his zealous representation of his client's Constitutional and statutory rights. The improper actions of AUSA Devine have been reported in a complaint to the DOJ Office of Professional Responsibility for disciplinary action and are currently under review.

A copy of the Geithner Motion and the complaint against AUSA Faith Devine can be downloaded at:

http://www.jacquotlaw.com/vindictive-prosecution.html

All interview requests and questions should be addressed to attorney Robert J. Fasnacht at 208-665-9664.

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