My Deposition:

Warning TL!

My Deposition today;

First, cut me some slack on spelling and grammar, I’m wiped out. I got less than 2 hours sleep, and I’m still a nervous wreck!

Please understand I can only be vague, as I was given instructions on what I can and can’t 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 “asked and answered already” 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 wouldn’t have this information IF I hadn’t done this!

We went though all 108 pieces of evidence with complete disclosure. I told them everything. There were many times I didn’t understand what they were asking, and I’m 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 didn’t 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 that’s 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 apartment…! 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, I’m on my own for now. I went further into the fact that my kids will be in school soon, and let’s face it school security sucks, but that didn’t motivate them either! I even asked them if they could loan me a video recorder to capture fair gaming on tape, but notta.

Well, it’s over for now. I will have to get a real attorney when this goes to court. I will have to testify. They didn’t 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, I’m in limbo for a while.

I have the worlds worst headache right now, stress I’m 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 didn’t 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:

It’s not all that fun, but it really helps free you from the restraints you are attached to! You help those who can’t help themselves. I won’t lie.. It’s scary. The Feds are not my best friends, that’s not their job, but they are not the enemy either! Come forward, talk to them, tell what you know (even if you think it’s 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 don’t 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 I’ll always be the ex-scion, in the eyes of most.
 

EP - Ethics Particle

Gold Meritorious Patron
Not all here are strangers to you, kid...

Warning TL!

My Deposition today;

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You don’t 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 I’ll always be the ex-scion, in the eyes of most.

Well, I trust you, for one! Still packing heat? Good.:coolwink:

EP
 

klidov

Silver Meritorious Patron
Wow.

Kudos from me:thumbsup:

Dealing with Agencies is NEVER fun.

One thought, have you or anyone else considered contacting the ACLU? I am not sure where this would fall in the "Human Rights" area, but I wonder if they could help?

Or maybe you could contact the Bar Association in your State & see if you can find a Pro Bono Lawyer?
 

uncle sam

Silver Meritorious Patron
I appreciate what you are doing!!!!!

Thank you! You got balls
Thank you! You have courage
Thank you! You have love
Thank you! You are helping
Thank you! Kick the crap right out of them....
 

SchwimmelPuckel

Genuine Meatball
Oh wow! - That all sounds a little bit too exiting really! - But danged if it ain't good to hear that 'authorities' are listening.

Good luck! :yes:
 

byte301

Crusader
FormallyIn,

I just wanted to thank you for doing this. You are one brave lady. I know you've been through a lot and I sincerely hope things get a lot better for you.
You have picked the right side.

We're here for you if you need us.:)
 

Dulloldfart

Squirrel Extraordinaire
Hey, good for you, fIN! There's a certain warm glow that comes from doing the right thing that nothing can take away, even if it gets rough sometimes.

Paul
 

Pixie

Crusader
You are a brave person formerlyIN. You do what you need to do and you have my very best wishes! :thumbsup:
 

Neo

Silver Meritorious Patron
Wow, formerlyIN. Thanks for sharing what you could share about your story.

I think you are extremely courageous.

Having stepped out 'a little bit' to tackle the Co$, I can confirm that there are people who will watch your back. Integrity is an important thing, but in the end only you can make the decision.

Best of luck to you.

Neo
:)
 

Free to shine

Shiny & Free
Wow, formerlyIN. Thanks for sharing what you could share about your story.

I think you are extremely courageous.

Having stepped out 'a little bit' to tackle the Co$, I can confirm that there are people who will watch your back. Integrity is an important thing, but in the end only you can make the decision.

Best of luck to you.

Neo
:)

^^^ What he said! Good on you, what you are doing is appreciated. :thumbsup:
 

Alanzo

Bardo Tulpa
Warning TL!

My Deposition today;

First, cut me some slack on spelling and grammar, I’m wiped out. I got less than 2 hours sleep, and I’m still a nervous wreck!

Please understand I can only be vague, as I was given instructions on what I can and can’t 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 “asked and answered already” 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 wouldn’t have this information IF I hadn’t done this!

We went though all 108 pieces of evidence with complete disclosure. I told them everything. There were many times I didn’t understand what they were asking, and I’m 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 didn’t 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 that’s 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 apartment…! 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, I’m on my own for now. I went further into the fact that my kids will be in school soon, and let’s face it school security sucks, but that didn’t motivate them either! I even asked them if they could loan me a video recorder to capture fair gaming on tape, but notta.

Well, it’s over for now. I will have to get a real attorney when this goes to court. I will have to testify. They didn’t 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, I’m in limbo for a while.

I have the worlds worst headache right now, stress I’m 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 didn’t 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:

It’s not all that fun, but it really helps free you from the restraints you are attached to! You help those who can’t help themselves. I won’t lie.. It’s scary. The Feds are not my best friends, that’s not their job, but they are not the enemy either! Come forward, talk to them, tell what you know (even if you think it’s 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 don’t 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 I’ll always be the ex-scion, in the eyes of most.

Very very well done.

It sounds like you are in the US.

If you ever need anything - PM me.

I got your back.
 

anonmom

Patron with Honors
You are a hero, FI! That's what you are when you do the right thing under that kind of extreme stress. Can't wait for some day when we can hear about all of the details. Here's to you! :cheers2: :heartflower:
 
Now, I have an attorney behind me and I feel empowered. I've said it before, can they out money me, hell yeah, can they slander me again, see above, can they make my life a little miserable for awhile, see above,but...can they beat me with the truth, HELL NO!

I get myself in trouble with my big mouth (Talking too much sometimes), but now I have the authorities telling me how far I can go, and a real lawyer. Plus, when you mess with my kids----bad, bad move! Bad temper when it comes to my kids! It's a Mommy thing.
 

nozeno

Gold Meritorious Patron
Hey FormerlyIn

Please excuse me if you posted an answer to this question on another thread or if you aren't able to talk about it.

I've read this thread and I don't see why you are suing or being sued. What is the nature of the suit?

I've been through quite a few of these depositions and the court proceedings that follow. They are not fun, but keep your head up, it doesn't last forever.
 
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