January 7, 2018 Posted by Daryl Johnson Sovereign Citizen Movement

LAS VEGAS, [NV]--Thomas Benson, who authorities allege is a squatter who follows anti-government “sovereign citizen” ideology, is going to trial. Benson, 56, is scheduled to appear Monday afternoon before District Judge Kathleen Delaney for the first day of a jury trial, court records show. He was arrested last year on charges stemming from what authorities call a takeover of a bank-owned home on La Mancha Avenue in northwest Las Vegas. He sued for the 2-acre home and filed a lease for it on the same day in 2016. His associate Nana I Am, a mysterious figure who apparently lives in the Los Angeles area, was named as the landlord in the lease. In their lawsuit for the home, the pair sought