I've been trying to find out what's happened to the four cops that were acquitted in the first phase of the Plantation Cop's mortgage fraud trial. We know from the outset that FBI agent Robert Depriest was never suspended or removed from his job at the FBI, when he was indicted his own superiors at the agency came forward and said that they weren't going to suspend him since they thought that he had done nothing illegal to warrant a suspension. The reluctance of the FBI to suspend their own agent who was just federally charged for allegedly being part of a massive mortgage fraud scheme is a pretty damning indictment of the governments case against the defendants!
What about the other cops that were suspended without pay? What's happened to Plantation cops Joseph Lagrasta, Casey Mittauer and Daryl Radziwon since their acquittal? We're told that they've all been reinstated and have received their back pay for the period of time they were suspended. While we don't have any concrete evidence of such, the source that we obtained the information from has been 100% on the money in the past. We're told that although the cops have been reinstated that they aren't out on the road yet and that their is a pending internal affairs investigation within the Plantation PD regarding the officers involvement in the mortgage fraud case. We're told that the Plantation PD has assigned a Captain to "contact" defense witnesses in the second phase of the federal mortgage fraud case. Once again, we have no confirmation of this but let's assume for a moment that it could possibly be true. What purpose would it serve for a member of the Plantation PD to contact defense witnesses in the second phase of the trial other than to intimidate or coerce them? If indeed this trial is a "search for justice", why does it seem that the top brass at the Plantation PD is so heavily vested in making sure that the remaining defendants get convicted? I can't answer that question with a reasonable degree of certainty right now but I can tell you that there is much more going on in the upper echelons of the Plantation PD than meets the eye, alleged drug abuse, cover ups of nefarious deeds by the top brass, links to nefarious convicted criminals, etc. The truth is right around the corner, we'll have to wait and see...
Next week should be a duesy, from what what I can glean from the court proceedings it looks like the governments mastermind behind the Plantation Cop's mortgage fraud case, Joe Guaracino, is going to take the stand! From our minimal understanding of the criminal justice system, this seems like a rather unorthodox move as it opens up the defendant to direct questioning by the prosecution. It's going to be an interesting week for sure, if you got a few days to kill, I'd strongly suggest attending the trial and seeing the prosecutors go head to head with Mr. Guaracino!
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