CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — A Wisconsin man who is identified with the Sovereign Citizen movement has been sentenced to prison for threatening and filing false charges against a judge and 27 other officials in New Jersey.
Camden County, N.J., prosecutors announced Wednesday that 30-year-old Michael Rinderele, of Waukesha, received a five-year sentence earlier this month. He had pleaded guilty in August to making threats and engaging in retaliation.
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.