Without Due Process
Story in One Sentence
Erin Brockovich meets The Patriot.
Wishing to preserve his
fifth amendment rights, in a letter to a local newspaper, Denver school
teacher BILL CONKLIN ques≠tions the legality of being required to file a
federal tax return. An IRS audit and federal court case ensue and Conklin
gains support from an unlikely source: IRS Special Agent
begins to research the fifth amendment rights of taxpayers after hearing
activist DEBORAH KITCHENS on a national radio talk show.
Ballinger discovers that
the Sixteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution (which authorized the
federal income tax) was never properly ratified. Ballingerís research and
his resulting report result in illegal surveillance and wiretaps by his
supervisor, BRIS LADRON, who engineers Ballingerís forced resignation from
the IRS. Ballinger and Conklin unite with researcher
ROBERT HENDRICKS and
southern lawyer LARSON BURCH to expose the income tax fraud to the
mid 40s, Denver school teacher.
mid 30s, IRS Special Agent for Drug Interdiction.
DEBORAH KITCHENS, mid
40s, activist, former Congressional candidate.
BRIS LADRON, mid
30s, Ballingerís supervisor.
late 60s to early 70s, researcher.
mid 40s, southern lawyer.
MARY ANN TAVERY,
mid 30s, Bill Conklinís wife.
20s, an IRS agent.
MOREY, mid 40s,
an IRS surveillance man.
20s, a black IRS agent.