I started this year by going back to school. My mindset was like “I can’t really do anything else, why not go back to school to finish those degrees I started decades before”. Plus I could keep a low profile while the whole nonsense of a “Federal Case” blows over. But that wasn’t meant to be. Around springtime, my lawyer said that the Government is gearing up to charge me and soon.
Of course, I’d been hearing that for 3 years. However, I wasn't real excited about the prospect of being dragged out of the class room in handcuffs, so I left school after the first semester.
The Government really did ramp up their investigations. Dragging my former employees in for 60 -70 - 80 hour interviews. Here is a few questions that were relayed to me by people who will remain nameless:
We just want to know where all the money is? (Um, they had all my bank records, what money could they be referring to? Maybe millions + that was allegedly involved in the Walmart Theft Ring?)
When did you notice Doug was having financial problems? (Why is that relevant in the Copyright Infringement Case? Maybe because they were looking for a certain date, like 10-03-14, when the Walmart Theft Ring was taken down?)
We find it hard to believe that Doug was selling his own TV show discs (During the 2017 “raid” on my house, they found thousands of single discs from Replacetvdisc.com project. Again, not sure what this statement had to do with Copyright, except a high volume of TV show DVD box sets were stolen in the Wal--- [you get the picture])
Speaking of the Walmart Theft Ring, around this time I discovered another conviction that actually happened in 2016. Jason Robinson was sentenced to 3 years in federal prison. The details released to the press are very vague, you have to dig a little deeper in the PACER system. Associated cases are sometimes linked in the system. But not in these two cases. The only connection I could find is in a memo on the pacer system about the joint restitution with Anthony Berry. I’m not saying the government was trying to hide the connection… Well, I guess I am.
Next time: Johnny Pockets rides again on Ebay and lostmoviefinder.com finds Kunaki!