Indicted for identity theft, but I bet they get to keep the money

Congratulations to the feds who caught 6 people, from 3 countries, including our own, who together, stole 31 million credit/debit card numbers from retail databases. The U.S. citizen, used as an informant,  tipped off his pals on the side about the investigation…..nice…..

So while the one guy faces charges in Turkey and we’ve requested extradition, here’s what Reuters said about the U.S. citizen….

n the Boston indictment, the alleged ringleader Albert “Segvec” Gonzalez of Miami was charged with computer fraud, wire fraud, access device fraud, aggravated identity theft and conspiracy. Gonzalez, who is in custody in New York, faces a maximum penalty of life in prison if he is convicted of all the charges.

Gonzalez was a U.S. Secret Service informant who helped the agency take over a Web site being used to transmit stolen identifiers and stolen credit card numbers, U.S. Secret Service Director Mark Sullivan said at the news conference.

One problem, they can’t figure out how much money or goods or services they got.

I congratulate the feds for this. I truly think it’s great that they caught these lowlifes. What I want to know though, relates more to our wonderful congressional leaders who write the laws these guys are enforcing.

Does anY one of these charges involve SEIZING ALL OF THEIR ASSETS WHICH WERE ACQUIRED THROUGH FRAUD, THEFT, DECEPTION, ETC.?

Let me guess. I bet not.

Wonder if any of them ever sold an ounce of weed…..bet you could take everything they own, their friends own, their kids own, and some stuff you just think they own….but God forbid you should take a dime or a bicycle from people who stole millions from millions and have the capacity to have significantly contributed to the bankrupting of America…..

What am I thinking? Get that ’92 Cadillac from that 16 -year-old drug dealer who’s making minimum wage standing on a corner for 20 hours a day!!! We simply cannot set the example that selling drugs , pays. No, we want kids to go to school and get a high tech education, because if you’re going to bother getting busted for a crime, you may as well make it one where you can live large while you’re doing it, you aren’t noticeable in the neighborhood, you’ll be lauded in court for your computer skills, and your ill-gotten gain will be waiting for you when you get out.

Only in America….

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