I just read some of the stuff that krazy8 over at isonews.com said about his problems with the F.B.I. It's scary stuff.
I'll thought I'd post some of it here.
heya guys, i know its been a long long time since ive posted on here. almost a year actually. for any of you who are actually still following my case its been a rollercoaster ride of lies, misconceptions, govt abuse of power, ignorant lawyers, whacked out reviews and systems. this past year compares to NOTHING ive ever encountered in my entire life. ive kept quiet for a few reasons: as the feds still monitor this site daily, it was highly recommended by my attorney to not bother posting as no good could be seen coming from it. but now, as the saga of the most depressing and stressful year of my life is finally coming to end, i think its important to share my experience.
the main things i will address right now is the confusion surrounding my sentence and my sentencing dates and all that shit. i think that since everything was delayed so many times and drug out that a lot of people lost track of what was actually going on. I plead guilty (hindsight being 20/20 i would never have made that decision twice) on december 19th. i was originally scheduled for sentecing on march 7th. it got delayed until april 4th...and then they suspended my reporting day until june 4th. then the BOP (prisons ppl) allowed me to reschedule my reporting day until after my birthday (june 6) and now im scheduled to report to a minimum security facility in west virginia by noon on tuesday, june 10th.
my sentence is 5 months behind bars, 5 months home detention with electronic monitoring (at my cost), 3 years supervised release and $28,500 in fines.
the crime i am officially charged with is "conspiracy to violate the copyright laws" and was punished under federal sentencing guidelines and the DMCA.
i will be creating my own webpage to chronicle the details of everything including the statement of facts regarding my case, my actual plea agreement, the trials and tribulations of this ongoing case and with the help of my friends an ongoing journal of my jail experience (i will of course be checking with my lawyer before posting anything but everything that is allowed to be posted will be). the site will also have a way to respond publically and also have a link for mailing me directly at the prison or all emails will be printed by my friends and shipped to me.
one thing i will certainly say to you guys as im sure you have heard quite a few times in the more recent future: NONE of this shit is worth it. I thank god i didnt have a family or kids or whatnot and my heart goes out to all those in DOD and other groups have fallen. These events have ****ed me in more ways than one. Not only have i lost my baby - a site i credit its creation to orm - but one that i have helped nurture into its greatness. Losing the site, the prestige, the comfort of coming home to view and delete the threads by flamers and morons - the endless nights of irc and project design and every little bit of this site.
on top of the site, i have been flirting with bankruptcy for about 6 months now. between legal fees, living expenses and trips back and forth to alexandria, va it has been a tremendous hardship. not many of you knew, but i had slowly started to part away from isonews and pursue a real life dream of running a chain of retail stores. while i worked on the site i also worked for a wireless company in sales - a month after i opened my first and very own wireless retail outlet all this shit started to happen. so i thought even with my internet baby gone i could survive from my retail business.....WRONG... as soon as the carriers i was selling found out about what happened to me, they cancelled my agreements.
so now, i have leases on two storefront locations with no product to sell. on top of this, i cant just be another criminal, they have to publically humiliate me on a page that was receiving about 175,000 hits/day. now my family, friends, co-workers, acquaintances, news papers, business associates, friends from high school and back home ALLL know about my problems. the govt promises it will only stay up for 2 weeks...but surprise, its still up - almost 4 months now. i cant even go to a bar in my town now without someone asking me whats going on.
this copyright horseshit has RUINED my life. its taken my money, my business, my hobby, my sanity, etc. the torturous stress of not being able to plan anything has haunted me for months and months. the only good thing about going to jail is now i know what im doing.
anyway, fire away with whatever q's you all may have. stay tuned for a post with a link to the site i will be publishing if you are interested in following my case. many thx to those who are still around and still care. you have no idea how much it means.
goodnight for now...