Connect with us

India news

FBI Manager Charged With Coverup Ruby Ridge Siege



A former FBI headquarters manager was accused Tuesday of obstructing justice by destroying all traces of an internal critique.

The apparent plea bargain with E. Michael Kahoe might lead to coverup charges against some of the four other suspended FBI officials who remain under investigation for their role in shootings at the remote cabin of white separatist Randy Weaver. These include former Deputy Director Larry Potts, who supervised the case from headquarters.

A one-count felony information was filed by federal prosecutors here against Kahoe, who headed the FBI’s violent crimes section at the time of the standoff. The charge carries a top penalty of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

The filing of a criminal information rather than a grand jury indictment usually means the defendant has agreed to plead guilty and cooperate with investigators. A Justice Department official, requesting anonymity, could not offer any reason for this case to depart from that practice.

No court date was set immediately.

FBI spokesman Bill Carter had no comment. Kahoe could not immediately be reached.

During the FBI’s August 1992 standoff with Weaver, a bureau sniper shot and killed Weaver’s wife, Vicki, and wounded Weaver and a friend, Kevin L. Harris. The FBI got involved after Weaver’s son, Samuel, and a deputy U.S. marshal, William F. Degan, were killed in gunfire Aug. 21 as marshals scouted for a way to arrest the elder Weaver for failing to appear in court on gun-sale charges.

“The government needs to prosecute those who issued the rules of engagement that resulted in the death of these people,” said Weaver’s lawyer, Gerry Spence. “The federal government is good at diverting our attention away from the real case” and toward a coverup case.

The government charged that between January and April 1993, Kahoe destroyed a written FBI “after action critique” so that it would not be available to prosecutors when Weaver and Harris were tried on charges of killing Degan. They were later acquitted.

The Constitution requires prosecutors to give the defense any government information that might help clear defendants, in this case, Weaver and Harris.

The government charged that Kahoe not only destroyed his copies of the report but ordered an unidentified subordinate at FBI headquarters “to destroy all copies of the Ruby Ridge after action critique and to make it appear as if the Ruby Ridge after action critique never existed.”

A key issue is who approved the controversial “shoot on sight” policy for snipers at the siege. Potts and the FBI’s field commander at Ruby Ridge, Eugene Glenn, have disagreed under oath over whether Potts approved it. Glenn claimed Potts ordered that agents “could and should” shoot to kill any armed adult male spotted in the open, but Potts denied saying “should.”

Later, FBI Director Louis Freeh — who took office a year after the shootings — concluded the FBI sniper was not following this order. But he nevertheless revised FBI weapons policies to preclude shooting except where necessary to prevent harm or injury.

Potts attorney, Dan Webb, said, “Potts never saw the after action report and had nothing to do with preparing or destroying it. Kahoe has no information harmful to Potts.”

Kahoe was in charge of gathering the main FBI participants in the standoff at a headquarters review conference on Nov. 2, 1992. He ordered the preparation of a written critique based on comments at the conference, and he helped edit it, the government said.

The government said Kahoe and other FBI executives refused to give federal prosecutors copies of FBI documents about the case in early  until the Justice Department ordered them to do so. But Kahoe then withheld the after action critique from the material turned over, the government charged.

Kahoe and five other top FBI officials were suspended, when the case was referred to prosecutors. By then, Kahoe was head of the FBI office in Jacksonville, Fla.

Last June, one of the suspended agents, Anthony A. Betz, was cleared and returned to duty as assistant chief of the Baltimore FBI office. During the Ruby Ridge standoff, Betz was a unit chief in the criminal investigative division at headquarters.

The others still suspended with full pay are:

–Danny O. Coulson, Potts’ deputy during the siege.

–Gale Richard Evans, a violent crimes unit chief at headquarters at the time.

–George Michael “Mike” Baird, an inspector’s aide on a team that conducted an internal investigation of the incident in 1993-94.

Continue Reading
Click to comment

You must be logged in to post a comment Login

Leave a Reply

India news

Jammu Kashmir Rajouri Terrorist attack 4 dead 6 injured minorities…




Rajouri terrorist attack: Two armed terrorists fired indiscriminately around 7:00 p.m. this Sunday in the Upper Dangri area of ​​Rajouri, Kashmir, killing four people. Six others were injured in the attack. According to eyewitnesses, both terrorists attacked 3 minority houses near the temple in the Upper Dangri area, 8 km from Rajouri.

Eyewitnesses say that the terrorists allegedly attacked three houses here after seeing the Aadhaar card. Those killed in the attack have been identified as Pritam Sharma, his son Ashish Kumar, Deepak Kumar and Sheetal Kumar.

2 wounded were airlifted

Of the 6 people injured in this terrorist attack, 2 have been airlifted to Jammu. Several political and social organizations have called a bandh on Monday in Rajouri to protest against the attack. On the other hand, the security forces have carried out an exhaustive search operation in the area since Sunday night to arrest the terrorists.

condemned political parties

Where the Bharatiya Janata Party has resolved to eliminate terrorism from the Union Territory. At the same time, Congress called the incident “very serious” and exposed the government’s claims to improve the security situation in the Union Territory.

Congressional goal of government

The Congress spokesman said: “Congress strongly condemns the terrorist attack in Rajouri. The incident is very serious and shocking. It exposes the government’s claims to improve the security situation in the Union Territory.” The spokesman further said that the government has failed to protect minorities, first in Kashmir and now in Jammu.

Read This Also: TDP Supremo Chandrababu Naidu Expressed Surprise At Roadshow Stampede, Announced Rs 5 Lakh To Families Of Dead


Continue Reading

India news

Farmers can earn thousands of rupees by growing poplars




poplarsAgriculture is the economic backbone of the country. A large population is associated with this profession to carry out their daily lives. Wheat, corn, rice, oilseeds, legumes are the traditional crops. Farmers earn by planting them. Farmers also earn lakhs of rupees from horticultural crops. Experts say that in addition to traditional crops, farmers can earn thousands of rupees in profit. Today we are going to talk about such a crop. The cultivation of popular trees has increased in the country. People are demanding this not only in the country but in the world. The wood of this tree is sold at a high price in the market.

Popular needs that land

It is necessary to have a fertile soil for poplar plants. Planting trees in agriculture with organic elements improves agriculture. Poplar plants should not be planted in soil that is alkaline in nature. The pH value of the soil should be between 5.8 and 8.5. The temperature should be 18 to 20 degrees for planting. Popular trees grow well at a maximum temperature of 45 degrees and a minimum of 10 degrees. Tree development is best in a minimum temperature of 10 degrees and a maximum temperature of 45 degrees.

Plant a popular tree like this

Poplars have deep roots. Deep plowing is fine for this. Leaving water in the field after plowing. After getting out of the water, plow the field two or three times with a rotavator. After this, level the field with the machine. There must be a distance of 5 meters while preparing the line on the field. Transplant the plants in rows 5-6 meters apart into prepared 1-meter-deep holes. Popular trees are good from January to February. The period between February 15 and March 10 is best for transplanting poplars.

You can earn 10 lakh rupees on one hectare

Poplar saplings are not very expensive. But when it comes to selling, its price is very high. Experts say that the price of wood from popular trees is 700 to 800 rupees per quintal. 250 trees can be planted on one hectare. The average height of a tree is about 80 feet. One can earn up to Rs 8-10 lakh from a popular tree in 1 hectare. In the country, a large number of farmers from Bijnor of Uttar Pradesh are involved in the cultivation of folk. Popular countries and abroad can be shipped from here.

Disclaimer: Some of the information provided in the news is based on media reports. Brother farmers, before implementing any suggestion, consult the expert in question.

Also read this: foreigners are also crazy about this purple potato… Demand is increasing rapidly, you will be surprised to learn about the benefits.


Continue Reading

India news

The first match of the series of 3 T20 Match between India and Sri Lanka with…




IND vs SL 1st T20 Playing XI & Pitch Report: 3 series of T20 matches will be played between India and Sri Lanka. After this T20 series, an ODI series will be played between the two teams. However, the first match of the 3 T20 series will be played on Tuesday at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. The captain of the Indian team in this series will be the versatile Hardik Pandya. Earlier, the India team had to face defeat in the semi-final match of the T20 World Cup. Apart from this, Sri Lanka’s performance in this tournament was also disappointing.

Will Wankhede’s wicket be friendly?

The first T20 match of the series between India and Sri Lanka will be played at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. Speaking of the Wankhede wicket, it’s a great wicket to bat at. After landing on this pitch, the ball comes to bat fast. Because of this, he is easy to hit. Apart from this though, there is help for the bowlers at the Wankhede wicket. Especially, fast bowlers get help at the wicket from Wankhede. Apart from this, fast bowlers get swing and good movement.

Possible XI of Team India for the first match of T20-

Ishan Kishan (week), Shubman Gill, Suryakumar Yadav, Deepak Hooda, Hardik Pandya (c), Sanju Samson, Washington Sundar, Harshal Patel, Yuzvendra Chahal, Arshdeep Singh and Umran Malik

Sri Lanka’s possible XI for the first match of T20-

Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis (week), Avishka Fernando, Charit Aslanka, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Dasun Shanaka (c), Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Mahesh Theekshana, Lahiru Kumara and Dilshan Madushanka

read this too-

Video: Brisbane Heat player caught shocking catch, no one including batsman believed, viral video

BCCI Reunion: Rohit Sharma Will Remain Captain Of India Team, Chetan Sharma May Return As Chief Selector


Continue Reading