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Man who faked diplomatic immunity sent to prison

By Associated Press - | Apr 9, 2013

SALT LAKE CITY — An Ogden man who pleaded guilty to charges stemming from falsely claiming diplomatic immunity during a traffic stop and then billing police and other government agencies $53 trillion in damages is headed to prison for three years.

A federal judge sentenced 55-year-old Harvey Douglas Goff on Monday.

Goff pleaded guilty in December to obstruction of justice as part of an agreement.

Court documents show that the 55-year-old Goff told police that he had diplomatic immunity during a traffic stop about two years ago and then demanded $53 trillion in damages.

When he wasn’t paid, he filed liens on 77 parcels of land in Weber County. Some of them included personal property of government officials.

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Information from: Deseret News, http://www.deseretnews.com

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