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Some criminals really bust themselves!

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posted on Nov, 27 2012 @ 01:43 AM
Okay, there is dumb....there is dumber....and then there are those that you just wonder how they ever made it this far in life to begin with. I once read about a guy listing on his paperwork to apply at CIA that he was an accomplished safe cracker and burglar. He figured it would help get him the job I guess.... Er... Hey, I found something even more absurd! I'd doubt the veracity of this, but the whole source and context is a formal court proceeding. This really happened!

Dominick Pelletier arrived at FBI offices on Aug. 29, 2008, for a job interview. The FBI requires applicants to take a polygraph examination, and Pelletier signed a "Consent to Interview with Polygraph," that stated: "I understand that I am not in custody, that my participation in the polygraph examination is voluntary, and that I may leave at any time."

So far so good... He's not earned the title of Goober yet. Just a misguided Soul looking for work in all the wrong places so far, right?

Pelletier failed the polygraph interview. He explained to the interviewing agent that he had trouble with some of the questions because of files on his home computer which included child pornography. Pelletier claimed that the images had been part of a research project that he conducted as a graduate student.

OH NO! He Didn't! .... Err... Oh yes... (facepalm) He did. He really did.... I mean I had a hard time reading through the tears of laughter on the second half. Oh... But he really tops it with this last part.

Despite the investigation, "it seems that Pelletier left the interview room believing he was still in the running for an FBI job," the 7th Circuit said. "Pelletier told the agents that his research on child pornography would help him to track down criminals, and, just before leaving to go home, Pelletier asked if 'this was going to slow down the application process.'"

Stop! Thief! He's stealing our Oxygen by simply standing there breathing!

Err... He apparently doesn't have the brainpower to contribute anything beyond that. Yikes! I mean, really, is this a show stopper or what? The guy not only applies to the FBI to be an agent with that crap in his image bin back home, but then freely admits he's enough an expert for it to be helpful while undergoing an interrogation for 5 hours. Then is cheeky enough to ask if this all may slow down his agent status?

Somewhere out there tonight there exists a village without their idiot. The FBI has him and it's not on the payroll..

posted on Nov, 27 2012 @ 02:14 AM
Ha, now that was quite a giggle.

But, in all fairness, in school you do have topics as crazy as they are that you have to finish. Maybe he was doing a paper.

Too bad they don't have the full 5 hour video tape of the interview of the polygraph...

Sounds like he threw a couple of wise cracks in there.

Geez 5 hours just for a polygraph, sure it wasn't an interrogation.

posted on Nov, 27 2012 @ 02:22 AM
if they were all that smart we wouldnt call them criminals - no~!
second line
in the end they can not undo the damage they done and they will have to do it all over again, and again and again. there is only one way to get off the prison planet -
to live your life without any envy - hate or greed, the sooner you learn this the sooner you move on.

posted on Nov, 27 2012 @ 03:00 AM
reply to post by Manhater
Part of what I found hilarious about this guy was the eventual consent he gave for a search of his home computer. They were getting the warrant anyway based on his Poly admission apparently, but Search consent and all? I mean this was a full blown interrogation turned from a job interview after he flunked the poly and told them why.

What was he thinking? The arrogance of a pedo to apply to the FBI in the first place can say a lot of different things, eh? To go through all that though and still not understand these weren't potential co-workers, anymore....they were agents looking to ruin him and throw him into a prison.

Well I suppose we're lucky criminals aren't generally among the more intelligent. We'd be in trouble if they were! Then again..there are some pretty bright ones in elected office huh?

posted on Nov, 27 2012 @ 11:17 AM
I wonder if he was trying to follow Pete Townsend's example:

Townshend was cautioned by the British police in 2003 as part of Operation Ore. Following a news leak that suggested to Townshend that he was among the subjects of the investigation,[41] he came forward to publicly state that on one occasion, he had used a credit card to register with a website advertising child pornography.[42] Townshend, who had posted essays on his personal website in 2002 as part of his campaign against the widespread availability of child pornography on the internet,[43][44][45][46][47] claimed that he had entered the site for research purposes and had not downloaded any images.[42][48] A four-month police investigation, including forensic examination of all of his computers, established that Townshend was not in possession of any illegal downloaded images.[49] The police elected to caution him, stating, "It is not a defence to access these images for research or out of curiosity."[50] In a statement issued by his lawyer, Townshend said, "I accept that I was wrong to access this site, and that by doing so, I broke the law, and I have accepted the caution that the police have given me."[50][51]

Wikipedia article

posted on Nov, 27 2012 @ 12:30 PM
reply to post by avocadoshag

It's occurred to me many times over the years that the laws on Child Porn are the best thing the Kiddie porn makers could have ever asked for or wanted. They may as well have written out these laws themselves, for themselves.

Think about it. What other crime exists where it's a crime to even see, learn about or gather evidence on the criminal activity? You are literally breaking the law to see if the law is being broken.....and while reporting a kiddie porn site will do absolutely nothing (I reported a few years ago when I was naive enough to think anyone gave a damn), You can sure get yourself in prison for trying to do anything about the % of society who sees exploiting kids as a great idea.

Maybe it wouldn't be bad if Law Enforcement actually worked the problem in a serious and meaningful way...but high profile busts for headlines seems to leave the literal ocean of filth and the millions of people it must require in viewers and paying customers to keep that whole wraped empire afloat.

.......I still can't get over the Thread OP though. The guy admits to being a kiddie porn owner to the FBI while seeking a job as an FBI Agent. Wow... At the VERY least, he apparently knew nothing about the laws he was applying to help enforce. The world of the Baby Raper is SO protected under law and exclusive to their sickness.....stories DO actually run occasionally of Law Enforcement agents coming under suspicion when it turns out their work *IS* specifically ABOUT that. It's a crazy crazy situation.

posted on Nov, 27 2012 @ 04:25 PM
reply to post by Wrabbit2000

Wrabbit, the OP is a crazy story for sure. Let's be honest, it's not like in Batman where all the criminals are geniuses on the wrong side of the law. In real life, the bad guys aren't usually all that bright.

posted on Nov, 27 2012 @ 06:18 PM
reply to post by avocadoshag

Indeed. This story runs along the same lines as the drunk who crashes into the jail parking or actual prisoner entrance itself. World's Dumbest had one of those on an episode and the idiot was so drunk I'm not sure he was aware he was being led into the jail even after being taken out of the car and almost carefully handled to arrest. They took pity more than anger for the damage. It made for a funny segment though.

posted on Nov, 27 2012 @ 07:28 PM
So all the testimony Barry Mawn, the director of the FBI’s New York office gave about the 9/11 incident was just a honeypot to catch insurance fraudsters? Either that or the FBI has some sociopaths that can pass polygraph tests because they are natural born liars.

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