24 March 2017

United States of America v. Sean David Morton

Morton was originally exposed in
The Shameless Psychic and His Prophecy of Lies.

Looks like April is the month when the tax man comes calling and for a particular "psychic" who (once again) didn't see any of it coming, April is no exception.

April 4, 2017 may be the day of comeuppance for bogus psychic Sean David Morton (pictured left) when his criminal trial starts.  Yes, you read correctly.  You see, Morton and his wife were arrested by federal agents on January 31, 2016 after a federal grand jury returned a 56 count criminal indictment against them both.  No, that is not a typo: 56 criminal counts.  Federal agents also served a search warrant on Morton's apartment and seized documents and computers.

It appears Morton and his wife/alleged co-conspirator decided that being successfully sued by the SEC for defrauding investors out of more than $6,000,000 in what was described as a "psychic scheme" wasn't enough.

Morton and his wife are alleged to have started playing lawyer and tax consultant in a scheme where they charged people thousands upon thousands of dollars claiming they could get them out of debt and have their tax problems magically disappear.  You can get a brief run down on what happened by reading the U.S. Attorney's trial brief here.

Morton and his wife thought it'd be a great idea to do the same for themselves and even were successful in obtaining a tax refund of nearly half a million dollars in spite of Morton owing the SEC nearly $12,000,000.00, apparently having a rather heavy tax bill on top of it, and having attempted to file for bankruptcy.  I wonder how much those of us who are gainfully employed and pay our bills should be getting.

Picture of Sean David Morton and his wife Melissa Morton found

on Above Top Secret.  I wonder how the people they swindled
out of millions in their stock market scam feel about these
two living it up in a limo.  One elderly victim lost her
entire life savings in the scam.
Problem is, according to the IRS and U.S. Attorney General's Office, Morton and his wife filed fraudulent tax returns and bogus financial instruments for themselves and on behalf of others including Dannion Brinkely of NDE/prophecy fame.

It gets better; Morton and his wife are accused of charging people thousands upon thousands of dollars to do this even charging one couple $10,000.  The Mortons were charging this money for so-called "bond packages" they claimed would erase all debt owed to the government and other creditors.  When these bogus "bond packages" were rejected by the government, banks, and creditors, The Mortons charged people more money to help them file lawsuits which were later dismissed.

When the IRS realized Morton had obtained a nearly $500,000 return and reached out to get their money back, the IRS found Morton and his wife had immediately transferred the money the day they got it and withdrew $70K in cash, which the government claims was done to avoid the money being taken back.  It looks like Morton's wife may have taken some of the money and placed a down payment on a Mercedez Benz.

Morton said in an interview that he expected the charges to be dismissed because he isn't a "Fourteenth Amendment citizen" and claims that he and his wife do not fall under the United States Code and called the Fourteenth Amendment "insidious."  Clearly, Morton has no clue what the Fourteenth Amendment means and if the United States Code doesn't apply to him, why would he ever file a tax return or respond to any court filing?  Give the interview a listen for as long as you can stomach the nonsense Morton spouts, including Morton claiming that the U.S. Government will pay for your car and house.

Sean David Morton speaking at a 2016 Conspira-Sea
Cruise prior to his arrest by federal agents.
If you want advice for your taxes or finances, please seek the advice of a qualified tax accounting professional or a tax attorney who is licensed. There are too many kooks and crooks out there preying on desperate people.

The combined 56 criminal counts Morton and his wife are facing include conspiring to defraud the United States, filing false claims against the United States, passing/presenting and/or offering false or fictitious financial instruments.

The number of charges are accompanied by a hefty price to pay if they're convicted on all counts: Morton is looking at a maximum sentence of 650 years, while his wife is looking at a maximum of 625 years in prison.  Will that happen if they're convicted?  Not likely, but it looks like they each could receive a sizable prison sentence.

Trial is scheduled to start morning of April 4, 2017 at the Federal Courthouse in Los Angeles.

16 March 2016

Let the Games Begin

It looks like Sean David Morton has decided to play lawyer by representing himself in a federal criminal case where he is accused of defrauding the United States government.  Also charged in the multiple count indictment is Morton's wife and, ironically, both are charged with conspiracy.

While Morton has chosen to represent himself, his wife/alleged co-conspirator looks like she'll be keeping her court appointed public defender.

"Dr." Sean Morton has advertised himself as a "legal and constitutional expert" who can teach you "all the secrets about how to get the government off your back and out of your life once and for all!! About the BOND PROCESS to set- off, settle and discharge ALL DEBT! About the “SUPERMAN PAPERWORK” that gives you Diplomatic Immunity!"

Hmmmm...perhaps Morton forgot to file that 'Superman paperwork' and it appears this so-called legal expert does not have a law degree.  If Morton's legal finesse is anything like it was when the SEC successfully sued Morton and his wife for defrauding investors in out of over $6,000,000.00 in what the SEC called a "psychic scheme", it looks like we're in for more games and a barrage of legal ramblings to be filed and used during the criminal trial by Morton.

In a filing made by the government to protect certain personal and financial information in the criminal case from being made public, it was revealed a massive amount of evidence was seized during a search warrant "including approximately 2500 pages of hard documents seized during a search warrant on September 23, 2015; approximately 10,382 pages of electronic pdf files, 1,300 word files, 100 excel files, and over 2600 pages of text messages and emails obtained from nine digital devices seized during the same search warrant; and approximately 11,000 pages of tax returns, financial statements, emails, text messages, and other correspondence obtained from IRS records and various third party individuals and financial institutions."

It looks like the SEC also provided the IRS with "approximately 1.5 gigabytes of investigative files..."

The next hearing in the case is scheduled for March 29th and it is unclear when the actual trial will take place, but the government estimates the trial will not last longer than a week.  Stay tuned...

UPDATE:  It looks like the search warrant served by federal investigators at Morton's apartment has been ordered unsealed by a judge at the request of federal prosecutors.  ufowatchdog.com will try to obtain a copy of the warrant and affidavit.

10 February 2016

Sean David Morton Indictment

(Above: Sean David Morton (left) with wife Melissa Morton)

If you missed it, bunk psychic Sean David Morton and his wife/alleged co-conspirator Melissa Morton have both been indicted by a federal grand jury and were arrested on allegations they defrauded the U.S. government.  Specifically, they're both accused of filing doctored tax returns and bonds with the IRS.  You can read the extensive 56 count indictment here.

The Mortons were taken into custody by federal agents after they disembarked from a cruise ship for the 'ConspiraSea' cruise where Morton was a speaker and apparently gave some pretty shoddy legal advice - Morton is not an attorney nor does he possess a law degree.  Wired.com also briefly covered this 'ConsipraSea' cruise.  Ironically, The Mortons have both been charged with conspiracy.

Morton is accused of filing false tax returns and other fraudulent documents, as well as assisting others in filing fraudulent tax returns.  In one instance, Morton claimed the IRS owed him in excess of a $1.75 million return, and this appears to not be the only false claim he filed along with his wife.  In turn, it looks like Melissa Morton took money into a personal bank account and transferred more than $360,000 into an account belonging to Sean David Morton; he later withdrew $70,000 in cash.

Is this all somehow tied in to the securities scheme Morton and his wife cooked up to defraud investors out of more than $6,000,000 dollars?  One can only wonder what lies in this latest twisted nest of snakes involving Morton.

The charges are serious and so are the consequences if they're convicted.  Sean David Morton is potentially facing a statutory maximum of 650 years in federal prison, and Melissa Morton is staring at a statutory maximum sentence of 625 years.  No amount of money is worth that gamble...

So will The Mortons skate on all these charges and avoid prison?  I sought the advice of something with a much higher psychic hit rate than Sean David Morton could ever dream of having.  The answer?

05 February 2016

Sean David Morton Arrested and Indicted

Just found out about this little gem and I'm not surprised at all.  Looks like they're both facing serious time and have dug themselves yet another, deeper hole.  I'm sure the excuses offered from them will be...interesting...yeah.

Morton posted this amusing comment on his Facebook page, "Never believe what the evil empire and main stream liars say. They always twist the truth and try to silence those who are bringing the truth and light to the world."

Yes, Sean, we all know the evil government is out to get you because of all the truth, light, unicorns, and rainbows you've brought to the world, say, like the 100 people you defrauded out of over $6,000,000 including an old lady's retirement.  Yep, you're upstanding.

It'll be interesting to see what happens with the 56 count indictment Morton and his wife are facing.  My prediction?  It doesn't end well for either of them. Morton has a history of filing bizarro legal documents with the courts and it wouldn't surprise me if he did the same tinkering with his tax returns.  Here 's another link in addition to the story below and another here.

Hermosa Beach couple charged with trying to defraud U.S. government

A Hermosa Beach couple was indicted Monday on charges they allegedly filed false federal income tax returns seeking millions of dollars in refunds, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said.
Sean David Morton, 58, and his wife, Melissa Ann Morton, 50, were arrested Sunday in San Pedro when they disembarked from a “Conspira-Sea Cruise” to the Mexican Riviera aboard the Ruby Princess, authorities said.

A 56-count federal grand jury indictment alleges Sean Morton filed a false income tax return in 2010 that requested a refund of $2.8 million and another in 2012 that sought nearly $1.6 million, prosecutors said.

The Mortons are each charged with one count of conspiracy to defraud the United States and two counts of making false claims to the United States. They also are charged with submitting false documents to the Internal Revenue Service, the California Franchise Tax Board, banks, mortgage and student loan companies, and county tax collectors, as a means to pay off debt.

If convicted, Sean Morton could face up to 650 years in federal prison. His wife faces up to 625 years in prison.

And this looks like the press release from the IRS Criminal Investigations division:

IRS enforcement arrested two Hermosa Beach residents after being indicted by a federal grand jury on numerous charges including passing bogus checks and bonds as a way to pay off debt for themselves and others, according to authorities.
The two were charged with a scam to defraud the Internal Revenue Service, officials said.

Sean David Morton, 58, and his wife, Melissa Ann Morton, 50, were named in a 56-count superseding indictment that was returned by a grand jury on January 27.
The couple was arrested by special agents with IRS – Criminal Investigation in San Pedro Sunday morning after disembarking from a “Conspira-Sea Cruise.”

If they are convicted of the charges, Sean David Morton is facing up to 650 years in federal prison, and Melissa Morton is facing up to 625 years, according to officials.
According to the superseding indictment, Sean David Morton filed a series of false income tax returns for the years 2005 and 2010 that sought millions of dollars in refunds. Melissa Morton allegedly filed several false tax returns for the year 2007.
The couple “caused multiple copies and multiple versions of their income tax returns to be submitted to various IRS service centers throughout the United States in 2009 and 2010,” according to the indictment, which alleges they attached false Forms 1099-OID to support their claims for refunds.

The indictment specifically alleges that Sean David Morton filed a false 2006 income tax return 2010 that requested a refund of $2.8 million and that in 2012 he filed a document that sought that for tax refund of $1.5 million for 2006.

In relation to the scheme, the indictment alleges that Sean David Morton on multiple occasions submitted to the IRS documents he called “Coupon for Setoff, Settlement, and Closure” in the amounts of $5.3 million and $8,429,763. 

“These fictitious financial instruments were a purported bond in exchange for the refunds they sought from the IRS,” according to the indictment.
“Those who try to defraud the tax system often try to use complicated ‘legal’ filings to hide their true goal – stealing money paid by other taxpayers,” said U.S. Attorney Eileen M. Decker. “IRS agents and federal prosecutors have the tools to investigate and prosecute these sophisticated schemes, which undermine the entire tax system and ultimately victimize law-abiding taxpayers.”

Melissa Morton allegedly presented to the IRS in 2010 a “Coupon for Setoff, Settlement, and Closure” in the amount of $44,450 as a purported bond in exchange for a $14,450 refund that she sought.

And, in 2013, both defendants allegedly gave the IRS two “Non-Negotiable Discharging Bond and Indemnity” in the amounts of $10 million for Sean David Morton and $600,000 for Melissa Morton.

In relation to the tax returns and other documents submitted to the IRS, the Mortons are each charged with one count of conspiracy to defraud the United States and two counts of making false claims to the United States.

The indictment also charges Sean David Morton and Melissa Morton each with 24 counts of presenting false and fictitious instruments and documents – specifically items called “Non-Negotiable Discharging Bond and Indemnity” – which purported to be actual securities and financial instruments issued under the authority of the United States.

These documents were submitted to the IRS, the California Franchise Tax Board, banks, mortgage companies, student loan companies, and county tax collectors, supposedly as a means to pay off debt.

Melissa Ann Morton was charged with 25 counts of presenting or passing these documents. The Mortons allegedly also assisted others in presenting these false and fictitious instruments in amounts as high as $1.5 million.

“Driven by insatiable greed and a blatant disregard for the tax code, Mr. and Mrs. Morton have a long history of allegedly filing bogus tax returns and fictitious instruments claiming fraudulent refunds,” stated Erick Martinez, Special Agent in Charge of the IRS – Criminal Investigation. 

“People who create elaborate schemes that have no purpose other than to defraud the IRS run the very high risk of prosecution.”

An indictment contains allegations that a defendant has committed a crime. Every defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty in court. The investigation into the Mortons was conducted by IRS – Criminal Investigation.

10 March 2015

Sean David Morton admits he's a fake

Or as close as we'll ever get to him admitting it...

Even a resounding decision issued by a judge is not enough to stop the Sean David Morton lunacy train from rolling on.  In reading this latest example of less than stellar legal prowess, Morton takes the court for a fairly bewildering ride claiming he and his co-defendant/wife "are pure and utter  fictions and a complete and total construction of the United States..."

Essentially, Morton got told since he failed to disclose a financial interest during his bankruptcy application that his bankruptcy was denied.  This includes an $11,533,382.18 discharge from a judgement against Morton for defrauding investors in what the SEC described as a "psychic scheme".

Morton's filing can be read here in all of its PDF glory.

One more thing, Morton claims he is penniless and homeless.  Funny, but the last time I checked social services weren't handing out season tickets to USC football games...

02 March 2015

Rensdelsham UFO military vet gets UFO injury benefits

An interesting article on the Rendlesham UFO case and the VA's decision to grant military medical benefits to one of the soldiers present at that event.  If you don't know much about this case, I suggest reading Left at East Gate, written by firsthand witness Larry Warren and UFO researcher Peter Robbins.  My opinion is that Rendlesham is one of the best UFO cases out there.

05 February 2015

Federal judge denies Morton bankruptcy.

Not even self proclaimed psychic Sean David Morton saw it coming, but clearly a federal judge did.  After losing in court to the SEC over allegations that Morton and a co-defendant bilked investors out of over $6,000,000 in what the SEC called a "psychic scheme", Morton attempted to file for bankruptcy only to have that filing denied.

On 02/05/15,  a U.S. Federal judge found Morton and co-defendant, wife Melissa Morton, to be in default and denied their joint bankruptcy claim.  This comes on the heels of the Mortons both filing babbling, incoherent legal papers multiple times with the courts making claims such as not having access to proper currency to pay debts and that Melissa Morton was a manufactured entity and other nonsense.

At one point, Morton claimed he has used his unsubstantiated remote viewing abilities to win money in a casino in Las Vegas playing roulette. Morton claimed the amount was $11,000.00, then later said it was $13,000.00.  Don't you think that Morton would have just used these so-called powers to either see what was coming or to win enough money that he'd never have to worry about running an investment scheme?  I think the answer to that is patently clear...

See A Game of Dummies and House of Dummies Redux for more.