Marion Federal Inmate Faces More Prison Time for Bogus Bankruptcy Petition

Sep 28, 2018

A federal inmate at the U.S. Penitentiary in Marion is guilty of filing fictitious involuntary bankruptcy petitions.

Fifty-five year old Kurt F. Johnson was convicted for filing the petitions in January against the prison warden and an officer.

He alleged they owed him $20 billion from a judgment from the World Court.

He canceled $1 billion of the supposed debt and filed forms with the IRS showing the canceled debt as unreported income for the victims, who began receiving letters about credit counseling.

Evidence shows Johnson has a history of harassing judges and others with fictitious claims.

He claimed he genuinely believed he'd been awarded the money.

Johnson is serving a 25 year sentence for an unrelated fraud conviction for a nationwide debt elimination scheme which made over $6 million.

Sentencing is scheduled January 3rd. He could receive an additional 20 years.