Davidson jury finds ‘sovereign citizens’ guilty

Seven faced 102 counts of fraud and 102 counts of forgery

It took a Davidson County (Nashville) jury a little more than two hours to find five Anderson County “sovereign citizens” guilty of 102 counts of fraud and 102 counts of forgery over the value of $250,000 last week.

Anderson County District Attorney General Dave Clark asked the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to investigate charges of filing liens without legal basis and fraud in February, 2017.

Clark was a victim of sovereign citizens’ claims and recused himself, asking Davidson County District Attorney General Glenn Funk to handle the proceedings.

Clark said Davidson County was the logical choice because the UCC Liens were filed electronically with the State of Tennessee in Nashville.

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