The next time you deposit money into the bank, you'd better be sure you're not breaking the law. Johnny Gaskins faces up to thirty-five years in jail for depositing money into his bank account. Not only that, but he will lose his law license. Ridiculous, you may say. There must be more to the story, right? Yes, but not in the way you may think.
As Bill Anderson writes, "Gaskins, a Raleigh criminal defense lawyer, was convicted of dividing large sums of money into small deposits so that his bank would not fulfill an Internal Revenue Service requirement to report cash transactions of more than $10,000. The rule is intended to flag large sums of cash that might be tied to illegal activity."
Note that he does not face any other criminal charges including tax evasion. He has paid his taxes and earned his income legally. So Gaskins quite literally faces jail time because he has deposited money into his bank account.
As Anderson concludes, "This was payback, pure and simple. Gaskins had success representing people accused of rims, and the police and prosecutors paid him back with what only can be a trumped up charge."
This, is lawlessness. When innocent men must defend themselves in court, let alone face jail time, for depositing money in a bank, we live under whimsical tyranny. Those that have charged Gaskins, those that have convicted Gaskins, the judge that sentences Gaskins, and those who jail him, are lawless men and will be judged according to these works at the day of judgment. This is wickedness and must be put to an end. Make no mistake, this is not the rule of law, but the rule of an out of control government bent on revenge, rather than defending human rights.
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