Harboring18 USC 1071No Justification Defense
Similarly, the courts have refused to recognize a defense to a
prosecution that the defendant believed that the government's charges were
or a product of government harassment. See, e.g., United States
Bissonette, 586 F.2d 73, 78 (8th Cir. 1978); United States v.
356 F. Supp. 343, 344 (W.D.Mich. 1973) ("An alleged wrongdoer is not
in fleeing from the authorities because he believes himself to be innocent,
would his friends be justified in knowingly concealing him").|