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Flossmoor man gets 4 years for filing billions in false liens

(PEORIA) A south suburban man who filed multiple false liens against the judges and prosecutors who worked on a case in which his wife was convicted of federal tax charges will spend almost four years in prison.

Tyree Davis Sr. pleaded guilty on July 18 to two counts of obstruction of justice and two counts of filing false retaliatory liens, according to the U.S. Attorney’s office. The Flossmoor resident was sentenced to 46 months in prison and three years supervised release by U.S. District Court Judge Michael M. Mihm in the U.S. District Court for Central Illinois.

Court documents show that Davis sent “correspondence threatening to arrest two federal judges,” one of whom presided over the 2010 trial of LaShawn Littrice, whom Davis said was his wife.

She was convicted by a jury in June 2010 and sentenced to 42 months in prison, a statement from the U.S. Attorney’s office said.

Davis then filed a series of retaliatory liens, for $1 billion each. Court documents also establish that Davis filed false retaliatory liens against the judges, the U.S. Attorney and Clerk of Court in Chicago; and the assistant U.S. Attorney and the IRS special agent who investigated and prosecuted the case.

He called the liens “Notice of Claim of Maritime Lien” when he filed them in the Cook County recorder’s office, alleging that the parties each owed Littrice $1 billion, prosecutors said. He later re-recorded the liens multiple times, then notified credit bureaus and other entities that he had filed.

In July 2013, a federal grand jury in Chicago returned an eight-count indictment charging two counts of obstruction of justice and six counts of filing false retaliatory liens against government employees.