"They continued to ask me questions for 4 to 5 hours, and although I swear on my skin I gave them nothing but the truth, this guy repeatedly told me I was lying, and he knew I was lying, because the truth I told him didn't match the stories of the their "informant" Marcus Wentrcek. The amazing thing is that this guy was fired almost 2 years ago. So NONE of the information the FBI had was even current."
"The most damaging false statements made by the "Informant", was that we didn't have a single customer, and that anything that happened from the data center or our 64,000 IP addresses, was part of my evil empire of cyber crime. So the feds seize the data center based on that 2-year old statement from a very unreliable source.
Well, one of my customers, of which I had 300 - 400 of, was Intelimate. This is a government contractor; they provide all the phone service for prisons in 3 states. All of which lost their phone services when the FBI raided the data center. We also had a Credit Card Processor, Mortgage companies, and dozens of VoIP companies as well. The FBI effectively did tens of millions of dollars in damages to dozens of businesses within a few minutes based on bad intel, and no investigation whatsoever. I actually got a copy of the 40 page affidavit they submitted to a federal magistrate to get the search warrants...it's 90% outright lies, and 10% misrepresented truth. With a lot of "my experience as a special agent of the FBI for X number of years leads me to believe..." as excuses for a warrant."
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