Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Judge orders woman to give up password to hard drive encryption

Thinking that encrypting your hard drive will keep you safe in a time of desperation is not really the case anymore. Whether you are a criminal, or trying to keep the next big thing secret, hard drive encryption may no longer exist. A Federal judge rules we have no right to the Fifth Amendment per his discretion. This is almost laughable. If I was Ramona Fricosu, I would keep my mouth shut and allow my lawyers to handle all of this. Seems as if our rights under our great Constitution mean absolutely nothing to federal judges in the new century. It's a sad time in America. I would be willing to bet our Forefathers are rolling over in their graves. Can someone please tell me where the America I grew up in disappeared too? Don't get me wrong, I am a patriot, and I love this country, but times they are a changing.


In the future, your hard drive may not be your hard drive: A federal judge has ruled that a Colorado woman, charged in a mortgage scam case, must turn over the password needed to decrypt her hard drive so that police can view the files on it.

Ramona Fricosu was given until Feb. 21 to comply with the order by U.S. District Court Judge Robert Blackburn. The judge said Fricosu's defense — the Fifth Amendment's right against self-incrimination — did not apply in the case, in which she is charged with bank fraud, wire fraud and money laundering. "I find and conclude that the Fifth Amendment is not implicated by requiring production of the unencrypted contents of the Toshiba Satellite M305 laptop computer," the judge said in his ruling Tuesday, as reported by CNET.

The Electronic Frontier Foundation, a digital civil liberties organization that filed an amicus brief on Fricosu's behalf, had argued that Fricosu should not be compelled to give up her password because it would violate her Fifth Amendment right, and there was no immunity "offered for loss of this protection."


But the U.S. Attorney's Office said in court documents that if Fricosuwasn't ordered to unlock her computer, it would result in a "concession to her and potential criminals (be it in child exploitation, national security, terrorism, financial crimes or drug trafficking cases) that encrypting all inculpatory digital evidence will serve to defeat the efforts of law enforcement officers to obtain such evidence through judicially authorized search warrants, and thus make their prosecution impossible.”

Monday, January 23, 2012

Tight Booty and GymAce at it Again?

In recent months Tight Booty has resurfaced. Why is she on the boards again? She is posting on GetBig.com under the UserName Booty. She is not to be trusted what so ever. It was not that long ago that she was on the boards trying to get people to talk and forward information to a member named Taurus, AKA GymAce. A certain member who I will not mention for his privacy accidentally gave up a lot of info to the pair not knowing Taurus was in fact GA.  Rumor has it that GA was working as a mercenary informant, collecting part of the assets seized from the cases he helped to build.


GymAce's arrest was on October 12, 2007, and was originally held with no bail. Later he was granted bail of $75,000.00. JTP815 who was GA's co-defendant was released with out having to post bail.  Now I have to ask my self how two people who are this deep into a huge steroid operation are able to get out of jail on 75K and the one who was actually doing the actual shipping (JTP815) not having to post bail at all?

They were both facing major charges at the time of their arrests, so once again how is it that they were let off so easily? I have a good idea on how it came to be, but I will withhold comment for now. Here are the actual charges they were being held on at the time of their arrests.

18:1956(h), 1956(a)(1)(A)(i) and 1956(a)(1)(B)(i) – Conspiracy to Launder Money
21:952, 960, 963; 18:982, and 21:853(p) – Conspiracy to Import Anabolic Steroids; Criminal
21:841(a)(1) and 846; 18:982, and 21:853(p) – Conspiracy to Distribute Anabolic Steroids; Criminal Forfeiture

There was a Plea Agreement entered into the courts on 11-17-2007 which to my knowledge is still sealed. In the end GA was sentenced to 2 concurrent 10 month jail terms, No fine, 2 $100.00 penalty assessments, and supervised release for three years with conditions.

I am pretty sure we can all draw our own conclusions as to what transpired in the end. So i have a question for all board owners, Why do you allow Tight Booty to take part on your forums. Is it because you just don't care for the safety of your members? It boggles the mind that any forum owner, or admin would allow her to help further the cases being built by Goran Crnila - AKA GymAce.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Axis Labs Charged with Distribution of Product Containing Synthetic Anabolic Steroids

DENVER – Axis Labs, LLC, a company based in Centennial, Colorado, has been charged by Information with one count of mail fraud in connection to the illegal distribution of a product called “Monster Caps” which contained synthetic anabolic steroids, United States Attorney John Walsh and FDA Office of Criminal Investigations Special Agent in Charge Patrick Holland announced.  An attorney and a representative of Axis Labs appeared in U.S. District Court in Denver yesterday to be advised of the charges pending against the company.

            According to the Information, Axis Labs engaged in the business of manufacturing, labeling, shipping and selling certain food products.  The business was active in and responsible for the distribution and marketing of a product called “Monster Caps.”  The intended use of the product was to enable weight loss and the production of muscle mass.  The product falsely purported pursuant to its label to be a “dietary supplement” and therefore could be distributed and dispensed without prior approval from the FDA and without a prescription from a duly authorized physician. 

            “Monster Caps” contained anabolic steroids, or similar synthetic compounds.  Because Axis Labs intended these products to affect the structure and function of the human body, they were actually drugs regulated by United States Code.  Moreover, they were also new drugs and lacked the approved New Drug Application also required by United States Code. 

            Between June 2008 and May 2009, Axis Labs sold “Monster Caps” on the internet, to customers throughout the United States without the required FDA approval for a new drug and without requiring a prescription.  The company distributed the product by delivering it, or causing it to be delivered to customers via the United States Mail, or UPS.

            “It is critically important that consumers know the contents of what they are consuming,” said U.S. Attorney John Walsh.  “In this case, the product contained synthetic anabolic steroids, and because of its potential for harm, it was a prescription drug that could only be dispensed pursuant to a valid prescription.  Thus, the defendant’s distribution of this product put consumers’ health at risk.”

            “Consumers need to have confidence that products claiming to be ‘dietary supplements’ are not, in fact, unapproved new drugs,” said Patrick J. Holland, Special Agent in Charge of the FDA Office of Criminal Investigations.  “We will aggressively investigate those who place profits over public health by marketing purported dietary supplements that contain drug substances such as synthetic anabolic steroids.”

            Axis Labs, LLC faces a fine of up to $500,000.

            This case was investigated by Food and Drug Administration – Office of Criminal Investigations.

            This case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Jaime Pena and Tonya Andrews.

            The charges contained in the Information are allegations, and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until found guilty.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Two Manatee County marijuana grow houses busted

- lmorel@bradenton.com

Read more here: http://www.bradenton.com/2012/01/18/3802451/two-manatee-county-marijuana-grow.html#storylink=cpy

MANATEE -- Nearly 60 marijuana plants in two houses -- one in Bradenton, the other in Myakka City -- were discovered by investigators, Manatee County Sheriff’s Office arrest reports show.
On Jan. 12, investigators received information about an indoor marijuana grow operation. On Tuesday, authorities went to the suspected home in the 24000 block of Jennings Road in Myakka City.
Detectives knocked on the door. Justin Marlow, 34, opened the door and a “strong odor of marijuana was detected,” an arrest report shows.
Detectives searched the home. They found an “elaborate marijuana indoor grow operation,” the report said. The total: 17 marijuana plants. Marlow admitted to growing the marijuana, the report shows, and said there was another grow operation in a Bradenton home.
Marlow and the detectives then arrived at the house in the 4700 block of Cayo Costa Place. When they knocked, Jeffrey Willett, 34, answered the door. Again, detectives smelled a strong aroma of marijuana, the report said.
Detectives searched the home and discovered 30 marijuana plants in the garage and 10 marijuana plants in a room.
Investigators found a combination of nearly eight pounds of marijuana, $2,020 in cash, 14 bottles of anabolic steroids, and “several large marijuana buds which were hanging in a closet to be dried out” at both homes, arrest reports said.
Willett admitted to growing the marijuana for about two years, a report shows.
Marlow also admitted to taking part in the operation and said he and Willett were partners in the operation. He told investigators that “times were tough” and he couldn’t find a job after undergoing carpel tunnel surgery, his arrest report says.
Willett and Marlow were arrested and booked into the Manatee County Jail on Tuesday. Willett was charged with cultivating marijuana and marijuana possession and posted $7,500 bond on Wednesday.
Marlow was charged with marijuana possession, manufacturing marijuana and possession of controlled substances. He posted $8,500 bond on Wednesday.

Read more here: http://www.bradenton.com/2012/01/18/3802451/two-manatee-county-marijuana-grow.html#storylink=cpy

Police: Man runs into center of I-80 to avoid being arrested

Posted: 12:50pm on Jan 21, 2012

Read more here: http://www.centredaily.com/2012/01/21/3060943/police-man-runs-into-center-of.html#storylink=cpy
A Brooklyn man who allegedly tried to get away from police Friday night during a traffic stop by running into the middle of Interstate 80 faces a resisting arrest charge.
State police said they found that Eric Cooper, 30, was wanted on a felony warrant from New York and went to arrest him when he tried to run. Police said he was apprehended in the center of the interstate, near mile marker 160 in Boggs Township, then carried to the berm and handcuffed.
Cooper was the passenger in a car driven by Shevon Nurse, no age available, of Warren, Ohio.
Police said Nurse gave them false information about her identity, for which she will be arrested.
Police said they found two vials of anabolic steroids, a vial of testosterone and 15 syringes after searching the car.
In addition to resisting arrest, Cooper faces charges of drug possession and reckless endangerment.
Online court documents show that Nurse hasn’t been charged yet.

Read more here: http://www.centredaily.com/2012/01/21/3060943/police-man-runs-into-center-of.html#storylink=cpy