Love 22 on trial in New Orleans
Agents catch Love 22
He was arrested by Treasury agents after this year's Mardi Gras celebration in February for doing what he said he normally does for a living- selling crisp $22 bills at five for a dollar all the while extolling the powers of the number 22.
The trial is before Magistrate Ingard Johannesen, whose office phone number happens to begin with the three numbers 589, which happen to add up to 22. Love 22 will be represented by public defender Jack Mulvehell, whose office phone number also begins with 589.
There is , of course, no such thing as a U.S. $22 bill and he often wonders aloud how the government can accuse him of counterfeiting a note that doesn't exist. Prosecutors and Love 22's federal public defender has refused to comment on what prompted the federal agents to arrest him.
Love 22's funny money
At odds with Uncle Sam.
Love 22 gives a thumbs up sign of optimism as he leaves the (UNITED STATES COURT HOUSE) in New Orleans. The Feds claim the $22 Bills look too real to be funny.
"LOVE 22 (ARRESTED IN NEW ORLEANS, LA!)