- Apr 22, 2008
"The investigation resulted in a half-dozen other guilty pleas or convictions and reportedly cost $50 million."
And the government is happy about this??? :naughty:
"In the economic climate we're in," Conte added, "knowing about corporate fraud, environmental fraud, health case fraud, my opinion is taxpayers are more concerned about putting a roof over their head, food in their mouth and having health care than they are about spending tens of millions of dollars on a series of trophy-hunting experiences by Jeff Novitzky."
"U.S. Anti-Doping Agency chief Travis Tygart said those who make their living trying to game the system will never understand."
"Without Jeff and the many other dedicated law enforcement agents out there enforcing these important federal laws, the promise of sport fails our kids,"
What is he talking about??? I played professional baseball, and for anyone else who has played professional sports knows that PEDs are part of the game.
Yes and the biggest guy in the whole "bust" spent 4 months in prison. What a complete waste of money. Why don't they go after people committing fraud and taking people for millions with this kind of zeal?
big fucking waste of our tax payer dollars. what the fuck do they expect to achieve if/when they "bust" Armstrong or any other athlete for that matter. What ever happened to the good old days of when we were actually drugging olympic athletes in order to perform better lol. If these athletes choose to use performance enhancing drugs then so be it, its the job of those in charge of such sports to test them and kick them out or fine them if they are caught.
yeah this whole thing has gotten seriously out of hand. whatever happened to meeting some type of burden of proof? i mean seriously lets just dig up shit and sling it to see what sticks....what kind of plan is that?
I will say I was reading another article that was even more disturbing. It was about the FBI and NSL's which are letters secretly demanding certain information such as ISP info, bank info, travel info etc etc.
Sounds reasonable that was until the good ol' patriot act came along that basically gave the FBI free open use of NSL's w/o court approval, or just cause it just had to be considered "relevant" to nat'l security, pretty broad sweep IMO.
So the inspector general decided to look at some of these NSL's that were being written up and 60% did not conform to the Justice Department rules and an additional 22% violated the statute b/c they made improper requests and unauthorized collections of info. That is roughly 80% and they issue these things like hotcakes, anywhere from 16,000 to 49,000 a year on tax paying Americans.
It gets worse, the current administration is seeking to expand on this, the FBI will have the power to demand internet activity records of customers w/o court approval or even suspicion of wrongdoing, if granted, the data sought w/o a court order could expand to include web browser and search history and even facebook friend requests.
I don't know about you, but that shit makes me paranoid.
here is the link if anyone is interested.
‘John Doe’ Who Fought FBI Spying Freed From Gag Order After 6 Years | Threat Level | Wired.com