Man who faked diplomatic immunity sent to prison
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.
Information from: Deseret News, http://www.deseretnews.com