My Deposition today;
First, cut me some slack on spelling and grammar, Iím wiped out. I got less than 2 hours sleep, and Iím still a nervous wreck!
Please understand I can only be vague, as I was given instructions on what I can and canít talk about. This is something that everyone who wants to see the CoS dismantled should understand. I have to give the authorities the time to do what they need to do.
There were 2 agencies represented. I was only expecting one. 5 agents total, 4 lawyers for their side, me and my 2nd year law student! Also the guy video taping and the lady court reporter. After the first time the attorneys for the Gvmt gave her hell for saying ďasked and answered alreadyĒ she seemed to go into a shell. I think the content was a bit intimidating for her as well. Shit, if nothing else, it gave her a great theme for a thesis.
There were 108 exhibits so you get the idea as to how detailed this was. It took a while for the agents and the gvmt Attorneys, to understand how a Public member would have such info. They also put me on the hot seat for moving to LA and taking the job, all in the name of religion. Having said that, I wouldnít have this information IF I hadnít done this!
We went though all 108 pieces of evidence with complete disclosure. I told them everything. There were many times I didnít understand what they were asking, and Iím not an idiot, but lawyers have their own language. They then, did allow me to ask the law student questions off the record. They advised me every single time, that she is not an atty! JHC I get that! This is where she was very helpful, in legal verbiage. They asked me the same questions 10 different ways.. but I was telling the truth, so I was good to go!
There was even infighting between the 2 agencies ( makes me feel real comfortable!). I got a break to smoke or go to the bathroom every 45 mins as they needed to change the tape. They also didnít want to break for lunch, as they wanted to finish, so they could catch their flights back to CA! I thought it would never end!
They did their homework on me too. They knew about a car accident over 15 years ago, and a bounced check over 20 years ago. I guess thatís to speak to my creditability, who knows.
After all was said and done, I expressed my concerns about fair gaming getting worse, and my current financial situation. I told them, if they expect fair gaming to get worse why not at least put me on a level playing field, by saving my apartmentÖ! They told me since this is an ongoing investigation, they cannot guarantee fair gaming will cease, as a matter of fact, they thought things could get worse before it got better. I asked if they could help me, safety wise and financially, since I helped them, and they told me when they are done with their investigation, we could explore those options. So basically, Iím on my own for now. I went further into the fact that my kids will be in school soon, and letís face it school security sucks, but that didnít motivate them either! I even asked them if they could loan me a video recorder to capture fair gaming on tape, but notta.
Well, itís over for now. I will have to get a real attorney when this goes to court. I will have to testify. They didnít give me a time frame, other than to say, it was an on going investigation.
I brought up the fact I wanted to go after them for a refund, but was strongly advised not to do such a thing until their investigation is over. I guess on that point, Iím in limbo for a while.
I have the worlds worst headache right now, stress Iím sure, and uncertainty of what is coming down on me. I look at it like this, they were already playing their BS baby ass fair gaming(sorry for the lang), if I didnít speak out and give the deposition, I could have lived with the calls, assh0les outside my home, them sending me promo BS forever, or maybe it gets a little worse for a while, but will eventually come to an end.
They did advise me on things I can do to protect myself legally, and how easy it would be for me to get such permits. On that point they offered to help expedite.
Ok I ranted long enough.
NOW, for those of you afraid to come forward:
Itís not all that fun, but it really helps free you from the restraints you are attached to! You help those who canít help themselves. I wonít lie.. Itís scary. The Feds are not my best friends, thatís not their job, but they are not the enemy either! Come forward, talk to them, tell what you know (even if you think itís not a big deal). Let them decide that! Only they know what they have cooking. Who knows, you may be holding the last piece of the puzzle!
You donít know me, and have no reason to trust me, but I will tell you, dealing with the CoS is a lose-lose situation. Why not get on the right side? There are many people who will have your back if you do come forward. I found that out!
For kicks~~~ Can I be a Wog now, instead of an ex-scion? LOL Just kidding. I know Iíll always be the ex-scion, in the eyes of most.