Jeremy Johnson was arrested for the second time on Sunday, related to the massive fraud case currently pending with the Federal Trade Commission. This time however, it has an interesting twist. He was arrested on a warrant for bounced checks which occurred nearly a year ago. This seems to be little more than another self-fulfilled prophesy from the Government in the case against Johnson.
At the time Johnson wrote the checks from his accounts, he had sufficient money to cover them, and the checks were sent in good faith. By the time the checks reached his bank, however, the FTC had convinced Judge Roger Hunt to order an asset freeze on all of Johnsons accounts. All checks outstanding were simply returned unpaid when the government refused to allow the bank to honor them. Now, nearly a year later, the government issued a warrant for Johnson's arrest, charging him with writing bad checks - checks made invalid by the actions of the very government issuing the warrant. Johnson had no knowledge that his accounts would be frozen by the court, and the government was aware that he had no such knowledge. Johnson has never had a check returned by his bank prior to this action.
Johnson claims the FTC has become increasingly hostile against him in recent weeks, because he is trying to obtain the recordings of his forced conversation with a government attorney while he was detained in Davis County Jail (See Status Hearing Transcript Page 21-23). Johnson supplied emails related to his recent conversations with FTC lead attorney Collot Guerard. Johnson claims (and the emails confirm) that the FTC will no longer speak with him about allegations related to his case (See Johnson's Email Exchange with Collot Guerard). Johnson also alleges that his most recent arrest was designed to stop him from pursuing the recordings the FTC clearly does not want him to have.