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The late Charles Conces often purported to be the chair of a group called "National Lawman Committee for the Public Interest," or sometimes just "The Lawmen." He operated a website at http://www.lawmenamerica.com.
When a federal tax lien was filed against him, Conces was unsuccessful in his attempt to sue the local Register of Deeds in state court, the court dismissing the action because of governmental immunity even while conceding that the notice of tax lien did not comply with state law requirements. Conces v. Norlander, 2001 Mich. App. LEXIS 1954, No. 224157 (Mich. App. 10/16/2001).
Conces then tried to sue an employee of the Internal Revenue Service, but the suit was dismissed for lack of service. Conces v. Myers, 2002 TNT 219-17, No. 4:02-cv-41 (U.S.D.C. W.D. Mich. 10/3/2002).
Conces was sued by the United States for promoting false and fraudulent tax schemes and permanently enjoined from promoting his tax schemes after he failed to comply with discovery requests of the United States. United States v. Charles Conces, 2006 TNT 83-58, No. 1:05-CV-739 (U.S.D.C. W.D. Mich. 4/24/2006). When he then failed to comply with post-judgment discovery requests, so that the United States could determine if he was complying with the injunction, he was found in contempt and incarcerated. United States v. Charles Conces, No. 1:05-CV-739 (U.S.D.C. W.D. Mich. 2/23/2007), aff'd 2007 TNT 223-39, No. 07-1343 (6th Cir. 11/19/2007). See also 507 F.3d 1028 (6th Cir. 2007), cert. denied, 553 U.S. 1042 (2008).
Conces died on March 29, 2008, making additional legal actions unlikely.
Conces is named as one of the promoters providing advice and services to the defendants indicted in United States v. Edward James Schwartz and Sharon Diane Schwartz, No. 1:08-CR-10 (U.S.D.C. W.D. Mich. ) (one count of conspiracy to impede the administration of the tax laws and three counts of tax evasion). Edward Schwartz pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy under 18 U.S.C. section 371, but appealed the five year prison sentence he received. The United States Court of Appeals upheld the prison sentence; see United States v. Edward James Schwartz, No. 08-2349, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, 10/27/2010 (not for public.). Schwartz was prisoner number 10405-040 at the Federal Correctional Institution at Ashland, Kentucky, and was released on January 25, 2013. Sharon Diane Schwartz pleaded guilty to one count of the same conspiracy, and was sentenced to five years of probation.