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In a performance broadcast on November 5, 2019, Kent Hovind boasted of having filed a motion to vacate as to his 2006 criminal convictions in federal court.

Link to Video

Current Docket History

File Copy of Motion

Hovind Motion to Vacate 11052019


The document, prepared, according to Kent Hovind, by Paul John Hansen, convicted felon and well-known anti-government sovereign citizen promoter, is a testimony, despite Kent’s denials, that he follows anti-government, sovereign citizen, tax protest theology.

My Prophecy

The federal district court will deny the motion on grounds of the arguments being without merit, frivolous, and other reasons to be stated at the time the motion is DENIED.

“Change my mind!”


Update November 6, 2019

Peter J. Reilly returns Kent Hovind as a subject of his column at:


Legal Analysis


Peter Goldberger focuses on “ appeals and other post-conviction aspects of federal criminal cases”. After reviewing the document prepared by Hansen, he wrote me:


“When a federal defendant has fully served his sentence, including any post-incarceration supervision, the district court where he was convicted no longer has authority to undo (“vacate”) the conviction, except by issuing the extraordinary writ of coram nobis.


Normally, any motion to vacate a federal conviction or sentence, for some fundamental reason not addressed in the original trial court proceedings or on appeal, must be filed within one year after the appeal time ends.


And coram nobis is only available when new facts come to light that could not have been discovered earlier, entirely refuting or defeating the charges, or when a new legal principle (constitutional or statutory) is announced that applies to the case — and which is retroactive (most aren’t) — that shows the conviction or sentence to be completely invalid, not just for some procedural reason, but substantively. (A conviction invalidated under the Supreme Court’s June 2019 Davis decision, could be an example.)


Nothing in this motion remotely reaches that standard;

most of it is based on procedural misunderstandings, at best, or legal nonsense at worst.

Peter Goldberger’s analysis of Hovind’s motion to vacate


Update November 6, 2019

Initial Court response to Hovind motion

Hovind Court response to motion to vacate 11062019

In sum; The motion should be denied!


Update November 8, 2019

Kent’s response to the recommended dismissal of his motion to vacate indicates he will pursue “paper terrorism” out of spite until he dies.


Update November 10, 2019

Glen Stoll, Kent’s former business partner and legal advisor, representative, is on his way to federal prison, for doing for other clients what he did for Kent Hovind.

See latest update on related article in this venue at the following link:

Glen Stoll Indictment – Trial Set for Early 2020

Glen Stoll Indictment April 2019


Update November 11, 2019

The U.S. Tax Court case of Francis Steffan Hayes was recently decided.  Mr. Hayes had anti-government notions quite like Kent Hovind.  Here is the Court’s decision for reference:

Francis Steffan Hayes Tax Court Oct 2019

Mr. Hayes’ petition to the Court for consideration is posted at:


Update November 22, 2019

Looks like Kent is caught flat out lying again in his live performance tonight in that he is now claiming what he filed with the Court is NOT a “motion to vacate”, but rather a challenge to jurisdiction.

However, in the document Kent actually filed with the Court he explicitly refers to what he filed as a “motion to vacate” and claims he will file papers for the rest of his life if he doesn’t get his way.

Time marked link to Kent’s comments below:

Update November 23, 2019
Added this to further show Kent is flat out lying about his “motion to vacate”!


Update December 3, 2019

Since the last report, it seems Kent and Brady and Paul have been busy trying to decide what to do next.  No response has been filed as to the Court’s recommendations and 14-day deadline.  Kent can’t make up his mind whether or not he filed a motion or what, and claimed a new 21-page document was going to be filed on December 2, 2019.  Kent also claims a new website address featuring Brady Byrum’s work on his criminal case: KentHovindIsInnocent.LIFE.  However, no such operating website with that address has been found.

Screenshots below are from Kent’s performances since the last report above.


Update December 5, 2019

The sovereign citizen objection to the Court’s intentions to dismiss Hovind’s motion to vacate has been posted to the docket record and it is now in the hands of the judge to decide the matter.

The document was reportedly prepared by Hovind’s sovereign citizen theologian Paul John Hansen and it is immediately evident as being a sovereign citizen document based on the first page heading indicating it is not being “filed in” the federal court but rather being sent “to” the federal court; that being because Hovind/Hansen do not recognize the Court’s jurisdiction.

Hovind Hansen Objection to Dismissal of Motion to Vacate 12052019


Update December 6, 2019

Kent goes live and in the beginning of his performance he whines about his case and asks his people to ask their elected officials to get involved in his case, claiming the Court must vacate his 2006 convictions because there was no “verified complaint” in his case (i.e., a person, not police or government, complaining about a crime).

In comments in the above live broadcast, Kent claims that “1st Base” was missed by the Government and so his 2006 convictions must be vacated.  Kent claims “1st Base” is the presence of “verified criminal complaint” against him by a member of society; not any government agents/officials.

Nothing new here.  That argument is going nowhere.  Here’s just one reference to a case that had that issue and how it was dealt with.

There is also the study at the link below which delves into what Kent is up to, and the graphic following is an introduction/summary regarding the merits of Kent’s claims.


Update December 7, 2019

The Hovind/Hansen argument appears to turn on whether or not what Kent says is not in the record is required in order for his prosecution to have been legal and within the Court’s jurisdiction.  I propose that such as Kent claims is simply false and such a document is not required for his prosecution to have been within the jurisdiction of the Court.  The following are some references from Kent’s objections to the Court’s proposed dismissal of his “motion to vacate” and other references relevant to showing his claim is frivolous.



Update December 8, 2019

I have taken excerpts from Kent’s appeal to the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals as indicated below and for a further showing that his present sovereign citizen antics will be of no avail; he was properly investigated, charged, tried, convicted and sentenced.


Update December 10, 2019

Federal District Court will NOT vacate Kent’s 2006 convictions; issues ORDER of DISMISSAL & JUDGMENT!


Update December 12, 2019

Time marked link to Kent’s comments:




Update December 13, 2019

Kent Hovind still lying about the status of his “motion to vacate”!

Kent, your document #494, frivolous objections to the Report and Recommendations, was not timely filed and has no standing before the Court to be considered.


Update December 19, 2019

Kent continues to promote his false legal narrative!


Update December 20, 2019

The following image was posted to my Hovind FaceBook group and Kent’s comment noted therein is what is mentioned in the comments section following this article.

In a live broadcast tonight Kent again promotes his false legal narrative and promotes the rumor that they are out to get him again, without providing any relevant details as to what he is talking about.

Link to Broadcast

Link to my FaceBoook post about broadcast


Update January 3, 2020

Kent Hovind announces his continuing paper terrorism campaign against the federal government for daring to call him to account for some of his crimes.

My treatment of that claim is below:



Update January 10, 2020

Bwahahahaha!  Kent plays dumb, and the Court responds accordingly!


Update January 11, 2020

I think this might be worth emphasizing for its humor and because we just might be hearing more about it from Kent in coming days.  I have mentioned it before, but will emphasize it with the screenshot below.  Kent knew he was filing his objections late and so took a swipe at the Court declaring it lacked jurisdiction to impose a deadline (Kent could have easily asked for and been allowed more time) for filing objections.  In its dismissal order, the Court advised Kent that all timely objections (none) were considered.  It really is quite funny.  Of course, Kent’s untimely objections were frivolous in any case.  The ball now returns to Kent’s “court”.  What will he do next?



Update January 16, 2020


Update January 21, 2020


Update January 24, 2020

Kent continues his false legal narrative promotion!


Update January 31, 2020


Update February 6, 2020

Kent Hovind and his sovcit guru Paul John Hansen still promoting the false legal narrative and promising to fix things.


Update February 9, 2020


Update February 11, 2020

Tonight’s Version of Kent Hovind’s False Legal Narrative!

Update March 16, 2020

Kent never showed where he fulfilled his pledge to file a bunch of new paperwork some time ago, and he’s at it again in today’s broadcast, but what, really, is he up to????

Kent, you are lying, and you were guilty of tax evasion! – RLBaty


Update March 17, 2020


Additional comments from Kent’s video last night.  Of particular note is that Paul John Hansen was tried along with Kent Hovind, convicted, and sentenced to 18 months.  Paul served his time, got out a little early, and has been spending a lot of time on Kent’s conpound.


Update March 24, 2020

Kent is way behind on his promised next round of paper terrorism, but he did have this to say today.


Update March 26, 2020


Update March 27, 2020


Update April 5, 2020

Kent continues to promote his frivolous “no verified complaint” defense (addressed earlier in this article above).


Update April 7, 2020

Kent’s silly “verified complaint” notion is dealt with in my article above.


Update April 15, 2020

Just ran across this reference from Kent’s man Paul John Hansen at:

Go to link above for “article” mentioned in screenshot!


Update April 28, 2020

Yesterday, Kent Hovind again makes it clear that he is going to try and fulfill his pledge to spend the rest of his life to promote his false legal narrative.


Update April 30, 2020

The latest in Kent Hovind’s continue promotion of his false legal narrative.


Update May 5, 2020

I just ran across this interview Kent did early in April!

Time marked link to Hovind’s comments illustrated below:


Update May 6, 2020

Glen Stoll currently has his own legal problems:


Update May 6, 2020

Kent Hovind was on the Push Podcast YouTube channel yesterday, May 5, 2020, promoting to great extent his false legal narrative.

Kent broadcast it on his channel today, May 6, 2020!

Time marked link to Kent’s comments illustrated below:

Kent’s Show Host – Sean Jackson

Sean’s Political Website Noted Above:

Sean’s Political FaceBook Page:


Update May 7, 2020

Who wears it best?

Looks like Sean Jackson has shown himself as one who “can’t handle the truth”.


Update May 9, 2020


Update May 10, 2020

Also from the video:

“There’s paperwork going in real soon, maybe tomorrow, to file a suit against the government for what they did.  You know, the very first thing you have to have is a ‘verified complaint’.  Who is claiming I did this anyway … They missed first base …”

Kent Hovind

May 4, 2020


Update May 11, 2020

Link to Michael Decon FaceBook promotion:

Link to Michael Decon Twitter exchange:

Michael Decon’s Response!


Update May 12, 2020

Kent Hovind launched an attack on his biological family today.  I have a separate article on that at:

The following image and comments are taken from that video:


Update May 17, 2020

Kent’s Theo has broadcast today a video featuring his comments and information as to Kent’s tax-cheat advisor Glen Stoll.


Update May 20, 2020

The following screenshots show my exchange with Kent Hovind & Cindi Lincoln via J.R. Chadwick’s recent video critical of Kent Hovind.


Update May 27, 2020

Kent Hovind v. United States of America

Kent Hovind v. United States 05262020

Page 1 of Complaint

Update May 28, 2020

The case if frivolous and I look for it to be dismissed without the defendants ever having to be “served”..


Update May 29, 2020

Here is a Florida State reference to the statute of limitations on malpractice suits, which Hovind appears to be trying to get around by trying to drag Alan Richey into his federal case.  Florida State law allows for a 2 year statute of limitations for malpractice suits in such cases.  That would appear to have long expired for Hovind as to Richey, his criminal defense lawyer in 2006.


Update June 3, 2020


He can’t handle the truth.

He doesn’t want his minions even getting the chance.

Time marked link to comments illustrated below:


Update June 4, 2020

The Court tells Kent and Paul to get on with their case if they want to prosecute it.  Since they have paid the $400 filing fee, they are responsible for “serving” the defendants.  This is the Court’s ORDER telling them to get on with it.

Hovind Hansen Order 06042020


Kent Hovind’s and Paul John Hansen’s latest frivolous lawsuit referenced above gets the attention of Peter J. Reilly and Kent returns to the on-line pages of Forbes via Peter’s column at:


Update June 9, 2020

Kent is waxing hypocritical today in his comments aimed at Theodore/Theo Valentine Valenzuela.  Rodgers, Atchison, Heldmyer, Schneider and Richey have done nothing to Kent to cause him to spend all these years executing his “politics of personal destruction” towards them.  Had they done so, then Kent would all that much more be considered to be quite the hypocrite in continuing his pledge to spend the rest of his life in such an endeavor.


Update June 10, 2020

Jacquelyn Weaver adds her expertise to covering the latest frivolous, federal lawsuit from Kent Hovind at:

The Court notes Kent hasn’t yet filed for the summonses!


Weaver’s article notes that Hansen also filed his own, stand-alone, frivolous federal suit against his adversaries in Nebraska:

Hansen 06032020 Federal Suit in Nebraska

That case looks like it’s going nowhere fast and we might expect the Court to quickly DISMISS it.  Stay tuned!


I now notice that, quite interestingly, Hansen, with his Nebraska Complaint, filed a motion for summonses.  Of course, they will not be issued because, in that case, Hansen is going “in forma pauperis” and the Court will first decide if the case should proceed (likely it will be DISMISSED).  In the Hovind/Hansen Florida case, however, which is fee paid, no motion for summonses was filed.

Hansen Summons Motion in Nebraska Case


Update June 11, 2020

Kent breaks his silence and talks about his latest legal antics.



The Memorandum & Order in Hansen’s Case

Hansen v Nebraska Memorandum and Order 06112020


Update June 12, 2020

It does now appear that Paul John Hansen is a fugitive from justice, with an outstanding warrant for his arrest out of Douglas County Nebraska.

Kent’s broadcast today includes his continued lying about the status of his pending civil case and his criminal case history.

Time marked link to graphic below:

Link to ORDER advising Kent & Paul the case goes nowhere if they don’t get summonses issued and serve their defendants:

Legal reference showing Kent flat out lying about sentence options:

Judge Rodgers statements at Kent’s sentencing further showing Kent is flat out lying about sentence options.

“…it is the judgment of the Court that the
defendant, Kent E. Hovind, is hereby committed
to the custody of the Bureau of Prisons to be
imprisoned for a term of 120 months…
I want to note this sentence is at the high end
of the guideline range, and that is due to the
aggravating factors that I find present in this
case, which include, but are not limited to:
the number of obstructive acts that
are involved, which include the personal
attacks against Mr. Scott Schneider and
Ms. Powe … intended as personal attacks,
and they are intended to smear their
reputation and to ruin their careers. This
type of behavior has continued. It is
reflected in the tapes that we heard played
here today. There is also the continued
efforts to obstruct by hiding and concealing
your assets in the face of this sentence …”


Update June 14, 2020

Perry Hansen, relative to Paul John Hansen, posted some comments a couple of months ago that almost went unnoticed.  It’s been a long, long time since I have noticed Perry speaking to the issue of his infamous relative.

Also out today is Peter J. Reilly’s update to his Forbes coverage of the Hovind/Hansen federal case and why it is never going to get anywhere but dismissed.  It deals with procedural problems as well as the meritless legal arguments proposed.

Nate Broady, another lawyer, chimes in on the frivolity of the Hansen/Hovind federal suit:


Update June 15, 2020

Kent tries to answer Peter J. Reilly, but apparently was speaking before considering Peter’s later article specifically pointing out the certain-to-fail “verified complaint” claim.  Also, Kent & Paul have yet to obtain and serve the summonses in their case.  No service, no case.

Kent may have recorded the above before seeing Peter’s later analysis article at the following link, but Kent has no good reason for not knowing of Peter’s analysis article before he broadcast his video today, June 15, 2020 around 3:00 PM MT.

Kent also, despite my analysis being made public since shortly after Kent/Paul filed their suit, evaded even trying to deal with my rebuttal to his frivolous “verified complaint” claim.


Update June 16, 2020

No suprise!  Kent and Paul show up late and file what is classed as an amended Complaint with requests for 3 summonses and a promise that a request for the 3 remaining summonses will be forth coming.  We’ll see what the Court does with that.

Hovind Hansen Amended Complaint 06152020

Following are screenshots from docket Documents #4 & #5 showing the Court ordering Hansen/Hovind to serve their own summonses and Hansen/Hovind coming back asking the Court to have the U.S. Marshal servce the summonses.  This could be a problem.

Reference dealing with service by U.S. Marshal



Update June 17, 2020

Kent Hovind: harboring a fugitive and still lying about his criminal history!


Update June 18, 2020

Peter J. Reilly, Forbes contributor, adds to his Forbes coverage of the Hovind/Hansen lawsuit with a discussion of Hansen’s frivolous legal notions in his Forbes article at the following link:


Update June 23, 2020

On June 22, 2020 the U.S. Tax Court decided the case of James A. Lloyd who operated a business called Christian Media Network.  His case has been under consideration for quite some time.  It is similar to the 2006 case of Kent Hovind.  Link below is to the opinion deciding the Lloyd case.

James A Lloyd Tax Court Dec 06222020

About James Lloyd by James Lloyd


Update June 28, 2020

Nope!  Kent, your case is going nowhere except in the direction of its ultimate dismissal for one reason or another.  You haven’t even managed to get summonses issued, much less served on your named defendants.


Update June 29, 2020

Is Kent Hovind & Paul John Hansen serious about prosecuting their case?  We will see.  The Court has issued an ORDER and indicated it stands ready to issue the summonses requested (3 of 6) if Hovind/Hansen comply with the ORDER!

Hovind Hansen Order 06292020


Update July 5, 2020

Kent Hovind continues the promotion of his false legal narrative!




Kent Hovind’s Motion to Vacate 11/5/2019! — 9 Comments

  1. In his December 19th video that you link too, at about 9:10 in the video he goes on to mention that he received word they are trying to put him back into prison under new charges.
    Any thoughts or ideas on what that could be?

    • @ t65rex
      There have been rumors about law enforcement interest in whatever it is Kent is up to in Alabama, but no real details as to specifics.
      Many have been hoping the rumors have substance and that at some point, preferably sooner rather than later, Kent will find himself again on the receiving end of some serious criminal charges, maybe along with some of his cronies.
      “We” continue to wait and see and, of course, quite typically, Kent didn’t give any details as to what he was talking about.

        • Very interesting. I had figured it might be a hollow cry, but I have noticed that the county he dwells in grows ever weary of his actions. I remember his issue with the county and the bill he fought against for the culvert he ‘repaired’.

          Hopefully something is done soon. Kent often claims the tribulation will began very soon, I believe 2021 is his ‘prediction’. I scares me to know what we may see in the coming years.

          All we can do is keep watching for the updates. Perhaps more beans will spill in the time to come.

          All in all. Been following your work here for a few years now. Very good! Keep it up!

          • @ t65rex
            As it turns out, Kent spoke of his alleged “they are out to get me again” claim tonight in his live Q & A broadcast.
            I have added a graphic and comments about that to the above article.
            Kent also, of course, promoted his current “no verified complaint” false narrative which I have again addressed on my Hovind FaceBook page as linked in my latest update above.

  2. Looks like some interesting developments. I wonder if Hansen filing his lawsuit put him under the radar. From the looks of the charges against him, its all just typical sovereign citizen stuff.
    I found an interesting blog post on the guy. I never knew he was a landlord. His rentals are in terrible condition apparently. He doesn’t like to preform repairs or general maintenance. Many of his tenants have issues with him. From what I read, he had one of them file their social security checks directly too him to pay for rent. He likes to pray on the poor and the desperate, much in the same way as good old Kenny boy.
    Of course, once again, as a typical sov. citizen he doesn’t following building codes. So, of course, he has plenty of run ins with inspectors and code enforcement. That is one thing I cannot seem to understand about them, why building codes?
    I guess we will see how this all goes from here. I wonder, since, Hansen will likely be arrested and on trial once more, will all the skeletons start coming out of the closet? Or, is this too soon to be wishful?

    • @t65rex
      Those of us who have been watching for awhile are quite aware of Hansen’s antics back in Omaha, though I am sure there are a lot of details yet to be revealed.
      Notice my latest update today with a little testimonial from one of Paul John Hansen’s relatives, Perry Hansen.

      • Pretty wild when your own family is calling you out. You gotta be pretty low to have that happen.
        I find it funny that Kent and his goons always arrive ‘fashionably late’ to court. Looking forward to seeing how this develops further. Based on Reilly’s articles and Broady’s video, it looks like Kent will never get this case over turned. Its fun watching them squirm around with their sov. cit. antics though. Hopefully this will all catch up to them, looks like sooner for Paul.
        Wonder how soon until he gets arrested with his warrant?

        • @t65rex
          They can’t arrest Hansen (or Hovind for that matter) too soon as far as I am concerned.
          I think, despite the charming put-ons, they both know full-well that the case is frivolous and going nowhere except to be ultimately dismissed.
          Their goal is simply to harass “the man” and try to force some inconvenience upon everyone in the context of a show they can exploit with their base of supporters.
          It works for them, as far as I can tell.
          I wish there were an easier, quicker way to shut them up and lock them up.

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