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June 27, 2013, 12:31:45 AM
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OK, thx for sharing that resumé with us Kluge. The question remains, what ever became of it?
Did he go to jail? Was the case dropped? Did the cats come clean?
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They dropped the case AFAIK, and he's back to operating his WISP. He's actually developed and sells some pretty useful hardware and software for WISPs. https://amaranthinetech.com/

The cats refused to give up their dark secrets and are being held at Guantanamo Bay as enemy combatants, likely to die before a release hearing.

This is why dogs make better pets.

They're loyal, honest and a best friend.

Cats on the other hand? You can't trust em.

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June 27, 2013, 01:02:08 AM
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OK, thx for sharing that resumé with us Kluge. The question remains, what ever became of it?
Did he go to jail? Was the case dropped? Did the cats come clean?
...
They dropped the case AFAIK, and he's back to operating his WISP. He's actually developed and sells some pretty useful hardware and software for WISPs. https://amaranthinetech.com/

The cats refused to give up their dark secrets and are being held at Guantanamo Bay as enemy combatants, likely to die before a release hearing.

This is why dogs make better pets.

They're loyal, honest and a best friend.

Cats on the other hand? You can't trust em.

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June 27, 2013, 12:43:04 PM
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Suspicious timing .... http://www.wkbn.com/2013/06/26/tenn-man-charged-in-romney-tax-return-scheme/

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June 27, 2013, 01:09:58 PM
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"The Justice Department said Brown falsely claimed that he had gained access to the PricewaterhouseCoopers internal computer network and stolen tax documents for Romney and his wife, Ann Romney, for tax years before 2010."

Was that mistyped? Oh, no... They were referring to the tax documents saying they were the stolen ones, not that he falsely admitted to stealing them, which'd be... weird. ETA: Actually, I have no idea what that sentence's supposed to say. He falsely claimed he gained access to PWC's internal computer network *and* stolen tax documents *for* Romney and his wife. That's pretty open to interpretation...

It's a shame. If he's a liar, he obviously has no use for the $1m and was trolling. If he isn't a liar, then... one more case of horseshit government investigations where they need someone to point at.

ETA: Alphabet soup's reading (or will read) this thread if anyone wants to wave hello, btw.

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June 27, 2013, 05:26:51 PM
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"The Justice Department said Brown falsely claimed that he had gained access to the PricewaterhouseCoopers internal computer network and stolen tax documents for Romney and his wife, Ann Romney, for tax years before 2010."

Was that mistyped? Oh, no... They were referring to the tax documents saying they were the stolen ones, not that he falsely admitted to stealing them, which'd be... weird. ETA: Actually, I have no idea what that sentence's supposed to say. He falsely claimed he gained access to PWC's internal computer network *and* stolen tax documents *for* Romney and his wife. That's pretty open to interpretation...

It's a shame. If he's a liar, he obviously has no use for the $1m and was trolling. If he isn't a liar, then... one more case of horseshit government investigations where they need someone to point at.

ETA: Alphabet soup's reading (or will read) this thread if anyone wants to wave hello, btw.

Nice timing indeed. I wish there would be some more clarification on this. Hopefully more info is released in the coming days.
Id like to know what the sentece is, whether he appeals, HOW they got onto him because there is still some missing link between the cat pictures and him and of course what happened to his BTC fortune!?

P.S.: I still cant believe that a computer savvy guy like him just uses one of his old, undeleted USB sticks with cat pictures on them to send them to HIS own town media and party offices for the extortion. Btw, with his multi million USD fortune, WHY would he take the risk anyway?
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June 27, 2013, 06:47:07 PM
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P.S.: I still cant believe that a computer savvy guy like him just uses one of his old, undeleted USB sticks with cat pictures on them to send them to HIS own town media and party offices for the extortion. Btw, with his multi million USD fortune, WHY would he take the risk anyway?

One of us has misread this story.

I hope it's not me.

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June 27, 2013, 06:56:05 PM
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OK, thx for sharing that resumé with us Kluge. The question remains, what ever became of it?
Did he go to jail? Was the case dropped? Did the cats come clean?
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They dropped the case AFAIK, and he's back to operating his WISP. He's actually developed and sells some pretty useful hardware and software for WISPs. https://amaranthinetech.com/

The cats refused to give up their dark secrets and are being held at Guantanamo Bay as enemy combatants, likely to die before a release hearing.

So did he get his computers back? And were the Bitcoins stored on them?

Over here police often refuse to give back confiscated computers even when someone has been acquitted from prosecution. It is impossible to prove that someone is NOT GUILTY of a crime so they hang on to them just in case.
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June 27, 2013, 08:11:14 PM
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371k BTC were lost in the US Secret Service raid.
Wallet pc was searched and formatted, never backedup.

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June 27, 2013, 08:17:01 PM
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Were paper wallets not common back then? 371 kBTC seems like a lot to keep on any kind of electronic device.
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June 27, 2013, 09:09:52 PM
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371k BTC were lost in the US Secret Service raid.
Wallet pc was searched and formatted, never backedup.

[citation needed]
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June 27, 2013, 10:13:44 PM
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371k BTC were lost in the US Secret Service raid.
Wallet pc was searched and formatted, never backedup.

[citation needed]

He was the agent that 'lost' them...

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June 27, 2013, 10:23:57 PM
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Is this relevant?

http://www.forbes.com/sites/robertwood/2013/06/27/indictment-in-bitcoin-bidding-scheme-for-mitt-romneys-tax-returns/
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June 27, 2013, 10:37:13 PM
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371k BTC were lost in the US Secret Service raid.
Wallet pc was searched and formatted, never backedup.

[citation needed]

Not only do they seize and search, they FORMAT as an extra f-u.

Like having your wallet turned in, it never has the cash in it. Cost of doing business?

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June 27, 2013, 10:44:54 PM
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Not only do they seize and search, they FORMAT as an extra f-u.

Like having your wallet turned in, it never has the cash in it. Cost of doing business?

Whoah. Did not know that. That's really crappy. :-/
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June 27, 2013, 10:53:58 PM
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Not only do they seize and search, they FORMAT as an extra f-u.

Like having your wallet turned in, it never has the cash in it. Cost of doing business?

Whoah. Did not know that. That's really crappy. :-/

Keep your backups safe, i guess  Smiley

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June 28, 2013, 03:12:00 AM
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371k BTC were lost in the US Secret Service raid.
Wallet pc was searched and formatted, never backedup.

[citation needed]

Not only do they seize and search, they FORMAT as an extra f-u.

Like having your wallet turned in, it never has the cash in it. Cost of doing business?
http://news.yahoo.com/man-charged-scheme-involving-romney-131322316.html
"The U.S. Justice Department said a federal grand jury in Nashville indicted Michael Mancil Brown, 34, of Franklin, and charged him with six counts of wire fraud and six counts of extortion."
Seeya

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June 28, 2013, 03:18:35 AM
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371k BTC were lost in the US Secret Service raid.
Wallet pc was searched and formatted, never backedup.

[citation needed]

Not only do they seize and search, they FORMAT as an extra f-u.

Like having your wallet turned in, it never has the cash in it. Cost of doing business?
http://news.yahoo.com/man-charged-scheme-involving-romney-131322316.html
"The U.S. Justice Department said a federal grand jury in Nashville indicted Michael Mancil Brown, 34, of Franklin, and charged him with six counts of wire fraud and six counts of extortion."
Seeya

Doesn't say anything about the evidence ... sealed documents, secret courts I suppose?

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June 28, 2013, 03:20:03 AM
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@Tinus, that's the case here, too. If you do recover what was stolen, it's often damaged, and if you don't claim it in time, it's forever forfeit.

Not only do they seize and search, they FORMAT as an extra f-u.

Like having your wallet turned in, it never has the cash in it. Cost of doing business?

Whoah. Did not know that. That's really crappy. :-/
If it makes you feel better, the SS left a mess of drives at Brown's house, some in really obvious places, like on the floor right in front of him.

AFAIK, the SS never took any coins while thumbing through Brown's thumbs. (but then, as far as I knew, the case was dropped a few hours before being formally charged. :p )

If MB did do this, there's really no reason to keep him locked up. He's a very clever guy who was trolling either for the attention of authorities, media - and either for himself, Bitcoin, or Romney's reaction.... So... I'm not sure if this would've been unexpected in that case. Maybe he just likes being a pain in the USG's ass.  Grin

I don't think "for the lulz" is a valid defense in the US jusstiss system, yet. Either way, unless Brown confesses, I can't see the USG being able to successfully prosecute Brown, because the evidence we know they have is a joke, while there isn't really much outside evidence which could link him to it except maybe whatever came out of PWC (but surely, they must have had that evidence way before raiding his house if it existed). It's not like you have eyewitnesses, and Brown's tech-savvy enough to know all the obfuscation techniques. The USG would have to have a REAL smoking gun to prove this "without reasonable doubt." They waited a very long time before charging him, so again - unless he confessed, I don't think they have shit on him.

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June 28, 2013, 03:45:05 AM
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On a smaller scale, this is like if Bill Gates went up to a known panhandler and threatened to expose his tricks if he doesn't pay him $200. Even if it did happen, no person believing in the fundamental spirit of law over the letter would ever prosecute him. I'm guessing those who chose to prosecute are either believing themselves "incorruptible" or were paid off. - Or to lazy to think about it - the herp-a-derp doin' mah job dipshits.

The USG may's well go after BitPay for trying to facilitate the "extortion," and maybe throw in some money laundering and terrorism charges, too.

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June 28, 2013, 05:01:32 AM
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That sure is the motherload. Imagine if he lost the priv key....

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