|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.
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.
|Read the investigation that exposed The Shameless Psychic and His Prophey of Lies.|
|Sean David Morton speaking at a 2016 Conspira-Sea|
Cruise prior to his arrest by federal agents.
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.