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New Georgia Law Targets False Lien Filings by Sovereign Citizens


A new Georgia law is aimed at members of the Sovereign Citizens movement who file false liens to harass judges and other state officials.

The law makes it a felony to knowingly file false liens against government employees, according to the Daily Report.

The sponsor of the new law, Representative B.J. Pak, told the Daily Report that the legislation appears to be the first of its kind in any state. A similar federal law is already on the books.

Pak is a former prosecutor who had a false lien filed against him several years ago. He said the lien didn’t go far because the man who filed it didn’t get his name right.

Related coverage:

ABAJournal.com: “Homeland Security Deems Sovereign Citizen Movement a Major Threat”

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