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Resource ID: #10918
Subject: Fraud
Source: WTVT-TV (Tampa, Fla.)



WTVT-TV aired a three-part series and did a number of follow-ups on Emilio Ippolito and his bogus "Constitutional Court of We the People." Ippolito used legal mumbo jumbo to convince people that he and his followers had the right to perform legal services like name changes, adoptions, divorces, marriages and even prosecute criminal cases. The series resulted in the police raiding Ippolito's "courthouse" and shutting them down, Aug. 8, 10, 12, 15 and Sept.15 and Dec. 7.

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