A TRIAL Of FAITH: When the Devil Knows Your Name
Margaret Hosseini was born into a home ruled by an Iranian sadist father, dubbed “Chucky” by his children after the cinematic horror icon. Eventually escaping the terrors of her youth, Margaret found solace in family life and her Christian faith. She built a successful tax preparation business, becoming a popular advocate for taxpayers, and for responsible animal ownership.
Her world came crashing down on the day that the IRS decided that taxpayers should not have an advocate, and she learned that the DOJ will destroy the lives of everyday Americans without a second thought, unimpeded by the laws that are supposed to protect citizens from government persecution.
Read about how Margaret and her attorney Robert Barnes (who represented actor Wesley Snipes and currently represents the Covington Catholic students), battled the IRS for 6 years.
Margaret shares her journey of faith and trials in her new book, A Trial of Faith: When the Devil Knows Your Name. A devout Christian and survivor of extreme abuse as a child, Margaret seeks to live a good life and help as many people as she can on a daily basis. Surrounded by family, friends and associates, Margaret goes about her work and charitable activities, and has never thought much about government investigators or prosecutors–until one fateful day when they raided her offices like storm troopers.
“Our great nation of America was established by our Founders to protect us, its citizens, from government abuse and persecution. America breaks its promise every time a person with authority persecutes an innocent citizen. America broke its promise to Margaret Hosseini, violating her constitutional and civil rights, instead of protecting her from the tyranny of government abusers.
“This book, A Trial of Faith, highlights a number of very real and problematic legal and moral issues within our legal system and government, and exposes the unknown and sinister underworld of government abuse of its citizens. A tangled web of lies, and a steady diet of rotten fruit of the poisonous tree—all in the name of “justice.” There is no justice in the system as it stands, and we are all at risk. Any of us could be the next victim. It makes you underestimate your own susceptibility to persecution by authorities who feel emboldened by our collective silence. This is a must-read book, and the knowledge it shares is essential. My highest recommendation.”
– Winona Lofton –
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If you ever found yourself questioning your faith, this is a must read! I already got my copy and did not put it down all day yesterday, can’t wait to continue reading when I get off today. . .
– Frenchesca “Frenchie” Garcia –
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It is interesting and terrifying, to say the least. It’s easy to understand and gripping at the same time. I think it’s a book that will shock some people and affirm to others that there is great corruption in the greatest country in the world. We think these things can’t happen, and yet they do. A horrific story about a woman who has overcome so much abuse from those who should have protected her; both privately and publicly. It’s a well written story that I think all people should read.
– Wanda Bruenderman –
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Margaret Hosseini-Browder’s book is heart wrenching, but a book you cannot put down. I feel as though I am there. The reality of the book is portrayed in a way to draw you in and make you a part of it as if you were watching it happen. I can assure you that this book has the right title.
– Winona Morton –
The Other #METOO
Thousands of U.S. citizens have been forced to take the Devil’s Bargain, and thousands have been its victims.
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The Devil’s Bargain
Federal and State Prosecutors routinely tell citizens that they must invent tales of crimes committed by others and testify about those contrived crimes, or they themselves will be criminally prosecuted and sent to prison.
The Devil’s Bargain is a Crime
This is what Judge T.S. Ellis III said at a hearing Friday: “You don’t really care about Mr. Manafort’s bank fraud … What you really care about is what information Mr. Manafort could give you that would reflect on Mr. Trump or lead to his prosecution or impeachment.”
This tactic is as old as Adam turning against Eve. But, as the judge correctly pointed out, it risks the possibility that the squeezed witness will not only sing, he will compose. Here is what Ellis said about that: “This vernacular is to ‘sing,’ is what prosecutors use. What you got to be careful of is, they may not only sing, they may compose.”
I have been using this “compose” metaphor for decades and I am gratified that a judge borrowed it to express an important civil liberties concern. Every experienced criminal lawyer has seen this phenomenon at work. I have seen it used by prosecutors who threaten wives, parents, siblings and, in one case, the innocent son of a potential witness who was about to graduate law school. Most judges, many of whom were former prosecutors, have also seen it. But few have the courage to expose it publicly, as Ellis has done.
– Alan Dershowitz