The FBI framed me as a confidential informant in one of the authorities' mistake-ridden attempts to cover up a 40 year+ multi-state entanglement of corruption (1). The framing of myself (3) was an act of retaliation for using the website prowlingowl.com to expose evidence of corruption and financial crimes uncovered in Oklahoma and Colorado, which triggered an FBI investigation in Colorado, resulting in Oklahoma-based federal and state authorities covering-up. View.
This was part of what happened when a small Altus Oklahoma bank group (First State Bank, Altus, OK) came under investigation by the Colorado FBI for crimes in Colorado, Jan 2009. (1.4)
At the time, the Altus Oklahoma bank group was involved with the Oklahoma Tax Commission and 15 other similar groups in Oklahoma, swapping counterfeit 2006 tax credits for gross production (mainly oil & gas) tax refunds and off the books. See Confidential Oklahoma Tax Commission (OTC) emails showing Tax Revenue Theft.
Note the delay between 2006 and 2009, which 1) allowed multiple uses of the same counterfeit tax credits and 2) induced other problems. Most significant was the most drastic drop in oil price history. The price of oil dropped $70 per barrel between July and Nov 2008. Because of the complexity of gross production taxes, the state wasn't collecting enough to pay-off the criminals, let alone fund what gross production taxes were supposedly intended to fund. Mainly education and teachers pay where Oklahoma is among the lowest in funding!
Back to the cover-up. The Oklahoma District FBI and FDIC stole the Colorado investigation and never investigated. The FBI framed me as a confidential informant to use as a shield to avoid exposure to victims, witnesses, and evidence. Then the FBI blamed me for not investigating by branding me as a "conspiracy theory nut case," the same as the criminals claimed!!
Confidential Oklahoma Tax Commission (OTC) emails (1,500) uncovered a year later, tripped-up cover-up.
Back to the fix, framing and blowing off evidence and victims.
Evidence included the Altus bank group's financial records, emails, and more found on the Altus bank group's server, confiscated by victims in Colorado. This evidence included proof of crimes in Colorado, Alabama, and Oklahoma (tax credit counterfeiting and authority’s cover-up). The victims in Colorado had custody of the server, but the FBI refused to pick up the server for evidence after I had arranged for the victims to turn the server over to the FBI. Key parts of the evidence found on the server were posted on the website prowlingowl.com. The FBI officially refused to use, discuss or accept and examine any evidence on the website.
Re: the Colorado case, I had no connection or knowledge of what happened until a year after the crimes in Colorado were exposed, and numerous court cases were underway.
I did not agree or sign any agreement to serve as a Confidential Informant. I would never have agreed to such irresponsible action, and I repeatedly told the agent.
In summary, I was a crime outsider framed as a crime insider, and as a result, became a witness to crimes to cover-up.
More on how this played out in brief.
Bradley Thompson, the resident FBI agent for the area, which included Altus OK, contacted me on February 10, 2009, and ask me to meet and discuss the Colorado case evidence posted on the website I operate, Prowlingowl.com. When we met, Thompson informed he was not a white-collar agent, rather a stand-in, not familiar with the case, not qualified to investigate, and not allowed to discuss. Thompson further stated he was locating parties the white-collar agents, when assigned, might want to meet.
This was repeated multiple times. I never met a white-collar agent. All the agents I met, including Thompson, were last-minute substitutes and informed me they were not familiar with the case, not qualified to investigate, or allowed to discuss the case or evidence.
Thompson kept stonewalling until we met again on April 10, 2009, where Thompson raised the issue of my serving as an "unidentified witness." I rejected this as being irresponsible, given I was not a witness to the crimes in Colorado. The victims were obviously witnesses, and had confiscated the evidence, and were more than eager to talk to authorities. The FBI did not talk to the victims. For the record, I had examined evidence provided by the victims, and I had dug up.
Note: No FBI agent ever mentioned the terms "confidential," "informant," or "confidential informant" until several months after the entrapment when the FBI refused to pick up the evidence (the server) in Colorado. That's an issue for another time.
Victims in Colorado and myself remained doubtful, and for a good reason, there would ever be an investigation. We continued working together to gather more evidence and show even more connections while backs remained turned.
I was lured to the FBI's entrapment by false claims and stonewalling. What scam artist do best!!!
FBI Agent Bradley Thompson lured me to the entrapment meeting on May 15, 2009, at Charlestons Restuarant, Norman, OK, to discuss evidence for Colorado crimes on the website. At the meeting, the FBI agent first tried to entrap me as a CI and then informed me they were switching the agenda. We would not talk about the evidence of Colorado crimes. Instead, the agent pulled out a hand-scratched list of questions that turned out to be off-topic and informed me I was only to respond to the questions. A second agent Andy Farabow attended this meeting, supposedly as Thompson's backup agent. Andy and I have never had official contact after that. Andy and I have used the same health club since long before the meeting.
As stated before the framing occurred at Charlestons Restuarant Norman OK (northwest corner booth in the bar area), a public place where it sounded to others present like I was a snitch being interrogated by the FBI. There was at least one party present that knew me.
Later Thompson claimed that at the meeting, he revealed what he referred to as key points in the FBI's Confidential Informant program that was too secretive for me to see or sign the document. Thompson also claimed the second agent Andy Farabow who was at the meeting, was a witness to my agreeing to serve as a Confidential Informant. I did not agree!
Note: the FBI never assigned a white-collar agent to the case and never would discuss or accept copies of the evidence. But, they did want to learn any gossip I picked up. The point, Hoover's so-called black files are as germane as ever.
More bait and switch meetings.
At another meeting, August 5, 2009, supposedly to meet with a white-collar agent but turned out to be with another last-minute substitute. This was supposedly at the FBI's then office at 1818 W Lindsey, Norman, OK.
- This turned out to be a shared office situation. We met in a conference room, on the second floor, in the middle, surrounded by shared offices. When I left, I could hear the two FBI talking through the walls.
- The last-minute substitute agent showed up with a copy of Oklahoma's Quality Jobs program and a hand-scratched list of questions related to Quality Jobs for me to respond. Oklahoma's Quality Jobs was not one of Oklahoma's 63 different tax credit programs I was trying to report. I had been sending the FBI (at the FBI's request) evidence of tax credit fraud for more than five months at that point.
In summary, that was the second of two occasions; agents brought a hand-scratched list of questions for me to respond. In both cases, the questions were off-topic. Never once was there a discussion about evidence, or was I ask meaningful questions by the FBI or anyone for that matter.
There were many times others wanted to know what had uncovered.
There is much more to this. The FBI's entrapment scheme alone occurred over more than a two-month period of stonewalling and wasting time while the Oklahoma Tax Commissions was trying to issue gross production tax refund checks for counterfeit tax credits. The most drastic drop in oil prices from Jul to Nov 2008 had virtually eliminated gross production tax revenue.