Ohio Appellate Court Rejects Claim to Immunity from State Regulation Alleged by Fake Indian

Here is the opinion in State v. O’Connor:

State v O’Connor

An excerpt:

Appellant urges that he (or his alter ego Noble Bull Horn Sirius O’Connor Bey) is a member of a Native American tribe called the Washitaw Nation of Muurs or Washitaw Tribe of Moors; that such tribe is not required to abide by the laws of Ohio; that he is permitted to drive in Ohio without a license as long he is not engaged in commercial driving; and that Arian S. O’Connor no longer exists as a person because a trust was formed that somehow involves the name or persona of Arian S. O’Connor. The alleged basis for all these beliefs is not clear from the record. At least two Federal Courts of Appeals have declared that the Washitaw Nation of Muurs is fictional and is not recognized by the United States Government. Bybee v. City of Paducah, 46 Fed.Appx. 735, 736 (6th Cir.2002); Sanders–Bey v. U.S., 267 Fed.Appx. 464, 466 (7th Cir.2008). The record is clear that Appellant, under the name Arian S. O’Connor, once had a driver’s license, that this license was suspended by the Youngstown Municipal Court, and that he is responsible for the offense of driving in Austintown on September 14, 2013, while his license was still suspended. Appellant’s attempt to obscure these basic facts by reference to a fictional Native American tribe is unpersuasive.

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