Friday, February 08, 2019

Winston Shrout still not in prison, but soon, maybe

A The Jury convicted arch scammer and tax cheat Winston Shrout on 19 counts 21 months ago.  Now, in early February 2019, Judge Robert E. Jones of the Portland Division for the Oregon US District Court still has not managed to get Winston Shrout imprisoned. 

According to the docket report, Shrout appealed his conviction to the 9th Circuit, and moved the court to allow him to remain out of prison on bond, pending the final outcome of the appeal.  Judge Jones denied the motion and ordered Shrout to show up at the federal prison in early January 2019, but Shrout appealed that order to the 9th Circuit which ordered Judge Jones to explain why he denied the motion. 

Judge Jones explained that Shrout poses a danger of continuing to scam people, that the only reason for the appeal is to delay going to prison, that the appeal raises no new issue of law or fact, and that even if he succeeded in winning on some element of the appeal, he would end up in prison anyway.

Now we wait to discover whether the 9th Circuit will do the right thing and affirm Judge Jones' ruling, sending Shrout to prison where he has belonged for the past 12 years.

I have attached some items from PACER.  Notice the dreck from Winston Shrout in documents 9, 10, 13, 23, and 31.  That cockamamie nonsense typifies the kind of content Shrout advised others to file in their court cases.  See the files here.

  • The docket report
  • The superseding indictment
  • Doc 185 - Judge Jones explanation of his denial of Shrout's motion for release on bond
  • Several idiotic filings by Winston Shrout
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