Saturday, January 08, 2011

That's All I Had To Hear!

On November 18, 2010 I was interviewed at my residence by the U.S. Secret Service about a law enforcement matter.  The agents asked to search my apartment after having me sign a consent form.  I escorted one of the agents to my walk-in closet.  There are book shelves in the closet, lined with books.  The agent glanced at the shelves and said more or less, "Aren't there productive things you would like to do with your life?"  I said, "No. I like committing felonies."  The agent said, "You said 'felonies' with an 'S'."   I said, "Yes, I am defrauding the U.S. Social Security Administration and D.C. Medicaid. I only commit nonviolent felonies.  You don't have to worry about me committing a violent felony.  But, yes, I like committing felonies."  The U.S. Secret Service Special Agent chuckled.  He seemed to think that was humorous. 

That reaction told me all I needed to know.

1 comment:

Gary Freedman said...

Apparently the federal government's attitude is "we can print up a billion dollars in an hour. But it would take 10 years to rebuild the world trade center."

So they couldn't care less about financial fraud -- no matter the amount the federal government is defrauded. They're only worried about violent crime.