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More legal fun and games from Kent Hovind!

Kent Hovind wants the property he forfeited in his criminal conviction back! He has filed a lis pendens on the property that was seized. I am not a lawyer, and had to look it up, but apparently it’s an intent to make a legal claim on some real estate. I guess you’re not supposed to do that with properties forfeited to the government in a legal process, and which are under an injunction. But the law won’t step ol’ Kent!

So the court has fired back with a threat to hold him in contempt.

Kent E. Hovind is required to appear before the Court at 8:00 a.m., on September 8, 2014, to show cause why he should not be held in criminal contempt of Court, pursuant to 18 U.S.C. § 401(3) and Fed. R. Crim. P. 42(a). This will be a jury trial and will be held in Courtroom 5, United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida, Pensacola Division, located on One North Palafox Street, Pensacola, Florida 32502.

He has an option to get a court-appointed defense lawyer. I hope he doesn’t, and instead relies on the advice of his wacky right-wing conspiracy theorist buddies, because the shenanigans are always so entertaining. Anyone remember subornation of false muster?

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  1. says

    Kent Hovind Wants Government Help/Continuance!

    Filed July 28, 2014

    Case No. 3:14MC53-MCR/EMT

    US District Court for the Northern
    District of Florida

    United States of America

    v.

    Kent E Hovind

    Motion for Continuance and Assistance of Counsel

    1. Comes now Kent Hovind to petition this court for a continuance and for a Bill of Rights Amendment #6 assistance of counsel.

    2. I have been in transit in the BOP for well over 2 months and do not have access to my legal files. I am due to be transferred again soon and it may take weeks or a month to get my property which contains all my legal files after I am settled in a new
    location. I request 6 weeks minimum after I get my legal files to prepare.

    3. This court ordered me transported to the Northern District of Florida to appear for trial on September 8, 2014 and to remain in custody pending trial. (Doc. #1 )

    4. This court also ordered that I be “allow[ed] a reasonable time to prepare a defense.”

    5. If I am transported to the county jail in Pensacola or some other similar facility I will still not have my legal files, copy machine or law library access and will be unable to prepare a defense from that location.

    6. Under the 2007 2nd chance act I qualified for release to halfway house or home confinement 5 months ago but the BOP only granted me release to home confinement Feb., 2015: Please order the BOP to release me and my property to a halfway house or home confinement in Pensacola now so I can begin preparing my defense in this case. A third option is that I be placed at the Federal Prison Camp in Pensacola pending trial.

    7. I am no flight risk. I have been at minimum security camps for over 7 years where I could simply have walked away at any time .

    8. I also hereby ask the court to appoint competent, zealous “assistance of counsel” as provided for in the 6th amendment to the US Constitution. I understand that this may require the BOP to provide my financial statement. This Atlanta transfer center does not have a copy machine for inmate use, does not have a working printer for inmate use and I am only allowed out for 1 hr/day and only rarely is that the time when the Counselor is available. It may take them some time to process the courts request for financial information. This is another reason for seeing a continuance. I did file paperwork with the Counselor today.

    Respectfully submitted this 23rd day of July 2014
    Kent Hovind #06452-017
    USP Atlanta
    Box 150160
    Atlanta, GA 30315
    ———————————————-

  2. anteprepro says

    Wasn’t baty banned last time for his shit, or only warned? Or neither? I don’t remember.

  3. Nerd of Redhead, Dances OM Trolls says

    Baty, what was your point of said drivel from Hovind? He is up shit creek without a paddle, compass, map or GPS.

  4. Nerd of Redhead, Dances OM Trolls says

    Hey, Kent!

    Please, please, please act as your own counsel.

    PLEASE.

    Any competent counsel will tell him to shut the fuck up and withdraw the petition. So I suspect your wish will come true….

  5. frankb says

    Seriously I think that if Kent continues to act crazy to the authorities and gets put in the slammer again, this should be a wakeup call for his family. The security of prison life may be good for Kent but it is expensive. Perhaps some other form of supervision is better for Kent and the rest of us.

  6. Owlmirror says

    I wonder if Hovind will try something like this. . .

    “The property in question is not mine; it belongs to God. I am merely filing for it on God’s behalf. I am not in contempt of Court; this court is in contempt of God!”

    And so on.

    If any of the jury members is religious, this might scare them into rejecting a finding of guilty. Or it might piss them off with its arrogance; who knows?

  7. Azkyroth Drinked the Grammar Too :) says

    Motion for Continuance and Assistance of Counsel

    1. Comes now Kent Hovind to petition this court for a continuance and for a Bill of Rights Amendment #6 assistance of counsel.

    What, no “Hi, my name is Kent Hovind.”?

    Respectfully submitted this 23rd day of July 2014

    …on construction paper, written in something other than ink, no doubt.

  8. Nick Gotts says

    I’m rather puzzled by the prospect of a criminal charge here. Why isn’t it simply the case that any attempt to file a lis pendens on property forfeited to the government as part of a legal process is invalid, and has no legal effect? Maybe Crip Dyke can comment?

    If any of the jury members is religious

    Would a charge of criminal contempt of court come before a jury?

  9. jerthebarbarian says

    @14

    So he lost a civil case where the outcome was a permanent injunction telling him that he is not allowed to place liens on the property he lost in his criminal tax avoidance case.

    IANAL, but I can see why he’d be held in contempt. He probably should have tried fighting the permanent injunction first rather than just filing liens in defiance of the court order.

    But then Hovind has never thought that the law applied to him, has he?

  10. Rich Woods says

    @Hank_Says #8:

    Hey, Kent!

    Please, please, please act as your own counsel.

    PLEASE.

    Well, the motion Hovind has filed says:

    5. If I am transported to the county jail in Pensacola or some other similar facility I will still not have my legal files, copy machine or law library access and will be unable to prepare a defense from that location.

    So it does look very likely that he is going to act for himself (inspired by his infallible god, naturally). Or insist that some poor sod of a lawyer argues exactly as the Great Hovind believes is best.

    Either way, it’ll be a laugh. Do we have anyone in Pensacola who could take 20 minutes off work that day and report on the proceedings?

  11. says

    I can’t wait till Kent gets out.

    I just want to see the look on his face as Ray Comfort goes into his spiel. So Kent have you ever told a liar? Have you ever stolen anything? You know what you are.

    Will he try to push Eric to the side and takeover Creation Today?

  12. Hairy Chris, blah blah blah etc says

    @ Karl Goldsmith

    Your last question is the one that’s got me interested too! Can you say “schism”? Thought so.

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