A Brooklyn Park couple pleaded guilty Thursday to a $114 billion harassment scheme aimed towards public officials, the Star Tribune said.
Thomas Eilertson and Lisa Eilertson pleaded guilty to 12 counts of fraud each, the Pioneer Press said. The plot targeted prosecutors, a judge, a Hennepin County sheriff and other bureaucrats, the Star Tribune said.
The scheme started in 2009 when the couple's home was foreclosed, the Pioneer Press said. They began filing fake Uniform Commercial Code liens against those associated with their misfortune, the Star Tribune said. The couple said they received instructions on how to file the liens by someone online, the Pioneer Press said.
The case was referred to the Saint Paul police in February 2010 by the Hennepin County Sheriff's Office, the Star Tribune said.
The couple is scheduled for sentencing on June 7, the Star Tribune said.