IN THE FEDERAL COURT OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF REDMONT
ANSWER TO COMPLAINT
The Commonwealth of Redmont
LavenderxBlaxii (LilDigiVert Representing)
I. ANSWER TO COMPLAINT & DEFENSES
The Prosecution alleges criminal actions committed by the Defendant as follows:
“Any means by which an individual or company manages monetary assets with the intent to avoid taxation is known as tax evasion "
The Defense strongly denies
that this is the definition of tax evasion. While one would expect the Prosecution and government to have the capability to find the appropriate law, which in this case is the White Collar Crackdown Act. The White Collar Crackdown Act defines balance tax evasion as: “The act of intentionally or recklessly transferring, funds to one or more personal balances or company bank accounts with no legitimate purpose, with the result that less tax is paid.”
Under the Prosecution’s own definition, it fails to prove the intent to avoid taxation in any of the evidence provided. This is an independent reason to dismiss the case on face.
Even under the actual definition of tax evasion in the White Collar Crackdown Act
, which the government is alarmingly not using, the Prosecution fails to meet its burden of proof of evidence on multiple fronts:
- There was the intention to move money in the KentHardware balance to avoid taxes. If the Prosecution tries to save face for posting an embarrassingly unsubstantiated claim and make this argument in an opening statement, it would likely also do so with no evidence, because KentHardware is a legitimate, respected business that has been in operation for a year. The profit was made well before the window of evidence in the Prosecution’s exhibit A. Much of the company’s balance came before the Reveille transition in 2021 as well.
- There was no legitimate purpose to move money to the KentHardware balance. Like many businesses in Redmont, KentHardware has made and continues to make money through other means such as online delivery sales, plot rentals, and P2P sales. Additionally, when KentHardware and Tipton split, additional money was deposited into the company balance. Finally, KentHardware owns sell chests, keeping a healthy company balance is necessary to ensure that customers and employees alike are able to access the company’s various sell shops. See Exhibits A & B below for proof of rentals and sell shops
- Even if the above two are somehow true in some capacity, the Defendant has paid less taxes as a result of this. Given that in October 2022 the corporate and personal balance taxes became identical with the Financial Services Act, and we are now in March 2023, the Defendant has not paid any less in taxes. The tax bracket changed nearly six months ago, and the statute of limitations is two months. Unfortunately for the Prosecution, the last time this could have even been considered tax evasion (which the Defendant staunchly still maintains it is not) was way beyond the statute of limitations.
The prosecution has found proof against LavenderxBlaxii of massive tax evasion of around 200,000$.
The Defense entirely denies
this claim. There is no evidence of “around $200,000” being evaded. The amount in the Prosecution’s own evidence is over $40,000 less, and it does not account for money made through other means, such as plot rentals and non-CPI registered sales. See Exhibit A below for proof of existing plot rentals.
Lavender (lavenderxblaxii will be referred to as Lavender by The State) has committed tax evasion by depositing a total of $158,000 into KentHardware and without any chest shops and very few sales logged into CPI. But suddenly a total of $158,000 was deposited, making the prosecution believe that “tax evasion” is happening.
The Defense determinedly denies
this claim. There is no evidence to support a “sudden” $158,000 claim. Rather, KentHardware has worked for this money since being founded in 2021. Furthermore, and as mentioned above, the State for some reason believes that the CPI is a catch-all for how businesses make money. This antiquated logic does not account for the various other services offered in Redmont outside of chestshops that are logged by the CPI. Furthermore, the Prosecution’s own Exhibit C shows the amount of plots owned by KentHardware in Hamilton (as indicated by the “c-” prefix) - many of which were cashed out and/or sold for profit that was put into the company balance. The Prosecution gives literally 0 evidence to prove the source of the money, and its narrative should not be taken at face value.
The Prosecution also claims that KentHardware is making money “without any chest shops” but simultaneously claims that very few sales are logged on the chestshop. This probably warrants perjury
as the Prosecution is using the phrase “without any chestshops” to paint a narrative that KentHardware is fully defunct despite ITS OWN EVIDENCE proving otherwise. Having chestshops vs not having chestshops is monumental in a tax evasion case, and this well crosses the line from hyperbole to flat-out deception.
Furthermore, the evidence the Prosecution uses is from January. Evidence post below include screenshots of more recent chestshop sales and screenshots of existing buy and sell shops.
1. Meager sales logged for KentHardware in the past year.
2. According to the CPI no significant profit could have been made by CPI
The defense unmistakably denies
this claim. This is circular logic and does not account for other types of revenue, as mentioned before. Businesses make money beyond the CPI. There is no reason to bubba punish businesses for offering services and making money outside of chestshops as it is not a law. KentHardware is also still actively selling products, as seen in Exhibit D below.
3. When checking the locations of KentHardware very few chest shops were found.
The emphatically defense
denies this claim. The KentHardware brand has admittedly shrunk since the Reveille transfer, but still operates two fully functioning locations at cbd047 & c291. While the business portal has not been updated to reflect the company’s locations in the new city like many other businesses (which is also not against the law), it is still fully operational, offering high quality materials at accessible prices to everyday citizens of Redmont. See exhibits B & C below for proof of an existing set of chest shops.
4. Due to the low profits $158,000 was deposited.
The defense unequivocally denies
this claim. Not only is this unsubstantiated like many of the other arguments brought forward by the State today, but it is also incorrect. KentHardware has made it’s money through legitimate means through its longtime existence as a premier business in the Redmont community.
II. MOTIONS TO DISMISS
This case should be dismissed for reasons beyond its unsubstantiated and false claims. The Prosecution’s case should not even be heard because of:
1. Statute of Limitations
. As per the Standardized Criminal Code Act
, “Prosecution for a criminal offense must be commenced within two months of the date of the alleged offense.” In the past two months, the tax rate has been the same for corporate and personal balance taxes, meaning that where money is stored cannot result in tax evasion. Tax evasion is literally impossible by the means the Prosecution argues.
The Prosecution contradicts itself by arguing that KentHardware simultaneously has zero chestshops and very few chestshops. While this may seem like a miniscule difference, the Defense explains above why painting a narrative that KentHardware is operating with no sales is inherently harmful and misleading in a trial over tax evasion.
3. Outdated evidence
. Not to be confused with lack of evidence, which this case is also suffering from severely, the Prosecution’s arguments are predicated on plots owned by KentHardware in Reveille (Prosecution’s Exhibit C), its profits from months ago (beyond the statute of limitations) (Prosecution’s Exhibit A), and an outdated definition of “tax evasion”.
Exhibit A: https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/931953769267212369/1084504211099754526/image.png
Exhibit B: https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/931953769267212369/1084505066351894638/image.png
Exhibit C: https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/931953769267212369/1084502008133861456/image.png
Exhibit D: https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/931953769267212369/1084500878167375954/image.png
By making this submission, I agree I understand the penalties of lying in court and the fact that I am subject to perjury should I knowingly make a false statement in court.
DATED: This 15th day of March 2023.