This week Scott Haines went to state & federal courts to enter a plea bargain. This was an impromptu hearing without much advance notice. I spoke with an expert in law enforcement prior to the first hearing in state court Tuesday. He advised me that the optics of Haines going into state court first and then the following day, into federal court, signals no state jail time. If he agreed to jail time, he would be taken into custody immediately and he would be unable to go to court the following day. So, it was not a surprise that he simply got probation plus court/investigative costs. But the FBI DROPPED virtually all the charges.
This is truly injustice and corruption in action. If you or I were to do what Scott did in this case, there is no way this would be the outcome. I cannot tell you how deeply dismayed I am. Thousands of documents and investigative hours were poured into seeing justice prevail; yet all that work died on the vine. There was a clear conspiracy to defraud. Several people looked the other way or actively assisted Haines in misrepresenting the circumstance to the courts and to the press.
In the universal battle between good and evil, evil prevailed thanks to the corruption of the FDLE and the apathy of the FBI.
While I am amazed by the injustice in this case, I will continue to fight for the people who were victimized. What else can I do?