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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB Fox 41) -- A Louisville man who was once convicted in 2007 of dumping gallons of tar on the U.S. Federal courthouse in Louisville filed a lawsuit in Jefferson County Circuit Court today, demanding that the government pay him $557 million.
Daniel Cobble filed suit against U.S. Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner and Phyllis Pyles, Director of the U.S. Tort Claims Branch for the United States. He claims the government owes him the money because he was "undisputedly prosecuted and jailed without an indictment from a grand jury."
Cobble's suit states that he is willing to accept payment in the form of either cash or treasury bonds.
According to documents filed in Federal Court, Cobble has served as his own attorney on more than a dozen cases. And he has sued everyone from Denny's Restaurant to Value City Furniture, President George Bush and Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke, saying, "the $700 billion bailout will destroy the U.S. economy."
Meanwhile, during his incarceration for the asphalt incident, Cobble even sent a letter to a federal judge saying, "The liabilities of my false imprisonment mount significantly with each passing day. Whereby, I humbly ask that I be released to file my taxes on time."