What If Someone Offered You A Million Dollar Bribe To Betray Your Family And Friends
What if that “Someone” was the Government?
IN MY OPINION: In case after case, motorcycle club members are being offered illegal government bribes to turn on other club members to save their own asses.
Someone recently asked me if it was like this in my day. I responded No, it was different in the beginning. Back then, the government offered much more! There was cash money, a new name and fresh start with total immunity from all charges for snitches. Via the Federal Witness Protection Program, entire families were relocated and give new homes and lives, with your tax dollars footing the bill.
My case was the first successful prosecution of motorcycle clubs using the RICO laws. Prior to our trial, no patch-wearers made deals. At trial, three gutless ex-members testified. So yes, even then, entire chapters went down for years thanks to a few vengeful rats. However, back then, despite everything the government offered, most brothers stood strong and told the federal prosecutors fuck you!
The government wound up shitting in its own hat with their illegal tactics. In the late 90’s, courts were flooded with wrongful-conviction appeals, overturned cases and compensation suits. Fed up, the Supreme Court ruled to curtail the bogus actions of the prosecution machine. But media-hog prosecutors learned to work around those rulings, and a “dismissal of charges brought by the Grand Jury” became the standard bribe.
How does a Dismissal of Charges deal become worth a million dollars? Ironically, the federal government itself has set the compensation value for someone they wrongfully sent to prison at about $25,000 per year. That makes a Dismissal of Charges bribe worth $25,000 per year. In U.S.P. Leavenworth, two Pagans I served time with collected 1.9 million for time they served for a crime they didn’t commit.
Still funded by your tax dollars, today’s government prosecution and bribery system has become a sophisticated well-oiled machine, In most cases, the government indicts large numbers of club members who may be guilty of only minor crimes. But, if indicted as part of a RICO enterprise, they face enhanced sentences based on the crimes committed by someone else.
The prosecutors target the weak links: people who are looking at life sentences for their own crimes, addicts and disgruntled ex-members, or cowards who can be bullied by the prosecutors to stick to a federally manufactured script in Court.
Faced with being torn from their families to spend thirty years to life in prison, or lying their asses off to get a reduced sentence or dismissal of charges, what would most people do? Recent trials answer that question quite well.
In my opinion, stand-up individuals who accept responsibility for their actions are few and far between these days. The majority accept the bribes, betray their friends and force other people to pay for the crimes they commit.
But wait a minute! Isn’t bribery illegal? The Federal Statute under Title 18 U.S.C. 201(c)(2): States it is a crime; to directly or indirectly, give, offer, or promise anything of value to any person, for or because of the testimony under oath or affirmation given or to be given by such person as a witness upon a trial, hearing, or other proceeding, before any court………