CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — A Wisconsin man who is identified with the Sovereign Citizen movement has admitted threatening and filing false charges against a judge and 27 other officials in New Jersey.
Twenty-nine-year-old Michael Rinderele of Waukesha pleaded guilty on Wednesday to making threats and engaging in retaliation. Under terms of a plea agreement, Rinderele will face up to 5 years in prison and more than $600 in fines when he’s sentenced in October.
Members of the Sovereign Citizen movement argue federal, state and local laws have no authority over them.
Rinderele admitted filing fraudulent liens against the judge and 27 other officials in Voorhees and Winslow after traffic offenses were filed in New Jersey against Rinderele’s common-law wife.