If the IRS files a lien against you, there are various lawful responses, including exercising a set of appeal rights that accompany the Notice of Federal Tax Lien.
Turning around and filing a fake lien against the IRS Revenue Officer who served the lien notice is not the best option. Ask Ronald Roy Hoodenpyle, 68. The Colorado Springs man was sentenced today in U.S. District Court in Denver to a year in prison. The judge also ordered him to submit to electronic monitoring within 72 hours.
Hoodenpyle was indicted by a federal grand jury in Denver on Jan. 6, 2009. This June 17, after a three-day jury trial, Hoodenpyle was convicted.
According to a release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Hoodenpyle filed the lien against the property owned by an IRS revenue officer after the IRS had filed liens against Hoodenpyle’s property.
The IRS had indicated that Hoodenpyle owed more than $1,160,000 to the IRS.
The false lien was then filed in Jefferson County by Hoodenpyle, and it stated that the Revenue Officer owed him over one million dollars. The retaliatory nature of the action was brought out in the trial. Manufacturing fraudulent and counterfeit government documents is a felony.
Hoodenpyle is currently free on bond, but will have to report to prison before Oct. 29 to serve the year sentence, after which he will have to serve two years on supervised release.