TO:        Federal Bureau of Investigation

           Attention:  Senior Resident Agent

           One Center Plaza

           Boston 02108



FROM:      Paul Andrew Mitchell, B.A., M.S.

           c/o Forwarding Agent

           345 Estudillo Avenue

           San Leandro 94577

           CALIFORNIA, USA


DATE:      June 24, 1999


SUBJECT:   Criminal Copyright Infringements by Brian Oblivion,

           dba "L0PHT", violating 17 U.S.C. 506, 18 U.S.C. 2319,

           15 U.S.C. 1051 et seq., and 18 U.S.C. 241



     This is My VERIFIED CRIMINAL COMPLAINT against Mr. Brian Oblivion (believed to be an alias), doing business as L0PHT Heavy Industries, 46 Waltham Street, Boston 02118, MASSACHUSETTS, USA, telephone (617) 787-7600, for five (5) criminal counts of violating the Copyright Act of 1976 at 17 U.S.C. 506 and the federal criminal Code at 18 U.S.C. 2319, and for one (1) count of violating the Lanham Act at 15 U.S.C. 1051 et seq., in connection with the unauthorized acquisition, modification, and dissemination of the electronic fourth edition of "The Federal Zone: Cracking the Code of Internal Revenue" via the Internet and other means, and by falsely designating the origins of said stolen and modified edition(s), and one (1) count of conspiracy to deprive this Author's fundamental Rights, in violation of 18 U.S.C. 241.  The five (5) counts of copyright infringement correspond to the following five (5) overt acts, respectively:





     acquiring electronic copy without payment for same (theft)




     modifying the text without authorization ("hacking")




     posting a hacked book on the Internet without authorization




     providing directions to the hacked and stolen version




     refusing to remove the hacked version, after receipt of written demands from the author



     The attached documents are hereby incorporated by reference, as if set forth fully herein.





     I, Paul Andrew Mitchell, B.A., M.S., Sui Juris, Counselor at Law, qualified Federal Witness, Private Attorney General, and Citizen of California state, hereby verify, under penalty of perjury, under the laws of the United States of America, without the "United States" (federal government), that the above statement of facts is true and correct, according to the best of My current information, knowledge, and belief, so help Me God, pursuant to 28 U.S.C. 1746(1).



Dated:  June 24, 1999



Signed: /s/ Paul Andrew Mitchell


        Paul Andrew Mitchell, B.A., M.S.