FBI wants your help in targeting public corruption!

FBI Announces Tip Line to Combat Public Corruption

FBI Boston December 15, 2014

Special Agent in Charge (SAC) Vincent B. Lisi of the FBI’s Boston Division announced today a new initiative designed to solicit the public’s help in identifying and targeting public corruption.

The initiative includes the launch of a new, toll-free tip line number, 1-844-NOBRIBE (1-844-662-7423), and a billboard campaign called “Stop Corruption Now.” The campaign will focus on targeting fraud and corruption at all levels of government.

Public corruption remains a top criminal priority for the FBI. It’s a breach of the public’s trust by government officials—whether elected, appointed or under contract—who use their public office for personal gain. It is a violation of federal law for any federal, state, or local government official to receive anything of value in exchange for or because of any official act. Due to the secretive nature of bribes, such crimes are often difficult to detect and even more difficult to prove without the assistance of concerned citizens. As a result, the FBI has set up a public corruption hotline for reporting tips at 1-844-NOBRIBE. Online tips can be submitted at tips.fbi.gov.

Various types of corruption include bribery, extortion, embezzlement, racketeering, kickbacks, and money laundering, as well as wire, mail, bank, and tax fraud. The public is encouraged to review these corruption questionnaires for contract corruption, economic stimulus, and government fraud (available at the conclusion of this release). If the answer is yes to any of these questions, individuals are asked to contact the FBI.

“Concerned citizens are the FBI’s biggest asset when it comes to exposing people who are abusing the public’s trust and misusing taxpayer money to line their own pockets. This tip line is designed to be an easy way for those with knowledge of schemes to report those schemes,” said SAC Lisi.

In connection with this initiative, advertisements for the tip line will also appear on Facebook in the coming weeks.

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Comment by alice mckay barnett on December 31, 2014 at 1:08pm

What will the FBI do about rules and the stupidity of them?

Comment by Jim Wiegand on December 16, 2014 at 12:12pm

Martha, This information I posted was sent in as part of my comments on the 30 year eagle killing permits. I never did contact the FBI. I put this out there to show readers how corrupt the Interior Department is. I made this information available to them on purpose because they are damned if they do investigate and are damned if they don't. If they do nothing and cover for this industry  everyone will see it.

Comment by Martha thacker on December 16, 2014 at 12:15am

Jim, please contact the FBI again. A lot of unusual things have been happening in our govt. on the federal level. I am convinced much much more is on our future.Might be  a new sheriff in town. 

Comment by Eric A. Tuttle on December 15, 2014 at 6:18pm

This was on TV2 news at about 6:10PM also. They sound like they are only interested in the small fish such as town officials. Not the Whales such as Corporations and upper Government officials.

Comment by Jim Wiegand on December 15, 2014 at 5:38pm

Speaking of Corruption and Investigations...........I sent this into the Interior Department on 9/22/14. If someone were interested, including the FBI, I would have been contacted.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Investigations for William C. Woody

As Chief, Office of Law Enforcement, William C. Woody directs the work of the Service’s special agents and wildlife inspectors in enforcing the Nation’s wildlife protection laws.  He also oversees the National Fish and Wildlife Forensics Laboratory in Oregon and the National Wildlife Property and Eagle Repositories in Colorado.                                                                                                                          

 

In the information below is information of a great fraud taking place. If  William C. Woody would like to investigate I will be happy to explain any of this information below in further detail.                                                                                                                                

Decades before wind turbines came on to the scene wildlife biologists used daily searches when looking for carcasses around communication towers. They did this because it was proven to be the most reliable methodology to get accurate mortality data. Periodic searches were also conducted far beyond standard search areas checking for missed carcasses. Generally these standard search areas were conducted as far out from towers as the tower was tall. Periodic expanded searches were conducted as far out as 1 1/2 times tower height.

Today with this fraudulent green industry, carcasses searches are not daily and for 400 -500 ft tall turbines, the industry doesn't even fully search an area 150 feet out from turbines. Proper search areas for these turbines should be 600 feet out with periodic searches out even further. Anything found beyond their tiny standard search areas are generally dismissed as being incidental. I know of one study that dismissed several hundred carcasses as being incidental. Many of them were raptors.

Mortality numbers given out by this industry numbers are off by at least 90 and this estimate is based upon the industry's own data produced in their rigged studies. But since they are eliminating so much important data, with rigged methodology and employee interference, the true numbers they are covering up are probably closer to 95-98%.   

There are also cases when the mortality numbers are even higher. For example with endangered species, if no fatalities are ever reported there is no data. This has been the case of the whooping cranes. The central flyway population was growing steadily each year until about 2006, the beginning of the turbine invasion in their habitat.  Today there should be about 450 whooping cranes in this population but the true population numbers are no  longer given and they are estimated by the FWS to be at around 175-350. This low number also includes dozens that have been dumped into the wild populations from breeding facilities.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     The industry has  hidden the slaughter of many millions of birds and bats. Currently the AWEA is claiming they are only killing about an average of 2.9 birds per MW and I expect this fake number will decline along with the increased rigging of wind industry studies taking place. From my research into this industry’s bogus mortality studies, the real number is at least 10-50 times higher depending on locations.                                                                  Below are some of the ways wind industry studies are being rigged to hide mortality:

(1) By searching turbines that are not operational, ( 2) by searching for bodies in grossly undersized areas around wind turbines, (3) by not searching turbines daily which allows more time for bodies to be consumed by predators, hidden by employees, and picked up by leaseholders wanting to protect their income, (4) By not using trained dogs in searches which could quickly find virtually every carcasses in a large area around each turbine, (5) By avoiding turbines that are known to be killing the most birds at bats at a wind farms to be included in mortality studies, (6) By avoiding searches during periods of high usage by migrating birds, (7) By not counting mortality wounded birds that have wandered away from turbines, (8) By not counting birds taken to rehab centers which are later euthanized or permanently placed in captivity, (9) By hiring industry shills to make sure that wind industry protocol is followed, (10) by not conducting mortality searches the first year of wind farm operation, 11) By letting farming practices plow carcasses into the ground during mortality surveys, (12) By rigging data calculations and by discarding very important carcasses from the data and declaring them “incidental carcasses”(12) by outright lying about problematic data such as fatalities to endangered species, and most importantly (13) By restricting  formal search areas to the roads and cleared areas around  turbines which also happen to also be the easiest areas for wind personnel to pre-scan for carcasses ahead of formal searches, and (14 ) Pay very close attention to this one………………by not allowing 24 hour camera surveillance on turbines that would expose the truth regarding mortality.

Camera surveillance on wind turbines was suggested by well meaning biologists over 25 years ago and to this day it has never happened. Besides exposing the horrific wind industry slaughter taking place these cameras would cost a small fraction of the many millions being given to shill biologists for rigging their studies.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       If  William C. Woody would like to investigate I will explain in great detail where these standardized tricks are showing up in the industry's "standardized studies".                             

The Settlement at Altamont between Audubon and the wind industry is also complete disgrace and should be investigated because the slaughter has not declined as it was agreed it would be. The industry studies have been rigged to make it appear that way. In the meantime the industry has continued to install far more deadly rotor sweep into to the Altamont Pass region.
                                                                                                                                              

In one 7 month wind industry study, I believe over 25,000 bat fatalities and about 7800 bird fatalities were concealed. This represents a death rate of 111 birds/MW and 357 bats per/MW or nearly 468 birds and bats killed per MW per year. This was the estimated mortality from just 28 2.5 MW turbines in Maryland. Their tiny search areas around the huge turbines amounted to about 68% of a 50 meter distance from towers. These turbines had blades 50 meters in length and search areas should have been at least 200 meters out from the turbines.                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

In the mortality report for these turbines it was claimed that searchers systematically searched along predetermined in transects.

I was told something completely different by an eyewitness (written statement) that he observed on two occasions wind personnel randomly picking up carcasses from around turbines that were at the time, having formal mortality surveys. Two people were seen quickly picking up carcasses from the clear areas (roads and graveled areas) around the turbines. They were seen dumping carcasses in a bucket and driving off to the next turbine. They were not seen with a pen, no hand held devices, a computer, no notebooks, they did nothing but grab bodies and drive off.

The man even talked with them. They did not appear to be professional and barely spoke English. He also said he would be willing to testify to what he saw. This reported activity could have actually been an organized pre-scan for carcasses ahead of formal searches.

This observed activity was nothing close to being scientific and took place when formal searches were being conducted on these turbines in Maryland. These turbines are also located in the known habitat of the endangered Indiana bat.  

If William C. Woody would like to investigate, I will put him in contact with this eyewitness.

Lastly I have in my possession credible evidence that mortality searches written up in a mortality study conducted at the Hatchet Ridge wind farm in CA, never took place.  

If William C. Woody would like to investigate, I will be happy to show him this evidence. 

Jim Wiegand    Wildlife Biologist and raptor expert                                                                               

Comment by Long Islander on December 15, 2014 at 5:05pm

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Maine Center For Public Interest Reporting – Three Part Series: A CRITICAL LOOK AT MAINE’S WIND ACT (excerpts) From Part 1 – On Maine’s Wind Law “Once the committee passed the wind energy bill on to the full House and Senate, lawmakers there didn’t even debate it. They passed it unanimously and with no discussion. House Majority Leader Hannah Pingree, a Democrat from North Haven, says legislators probably didn’t know how many turbines would be constructed in Maine if the law’s goals were met." . – Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting, August 2010  http://www.pinetreewatchdog.org/wind-power-bandwagon-hits-bumps-in-the-road-3/From Part 2 – On Wind and Oil Yet using wind energy doesn’t lower dependence on imported foreign oil. That’s because the majority of imported oil in Maine is used for heating and transportation. And switching our dependence from foreign oil to Maine-produced electricity isn’t likely to happen very soon, says Bartlett. “Right now, people can’t switch to electric cars and heating – if they did, we’d be in trouble.” So was one of the fundamental premises of the task force false, or at least misleading?"  http://www.pinetreewatchdog.org/wind-swept-task-force-set-the-rules/From Part 3 – On Wind-Required New Transmission Lines Finally, the building of enormous, high-voltage transmission lines that the regional electricity system operator says are required to move substantial amounts of wind power to markets south of Maine was never even discussed by the task force – an omission that Mills said will come to haunt the state.“If you try to put 2,500 or 3,000 megawatts in northern or eastern Maine – oh, my god, try to build the transmission!” said Mills. “It’s not just the towers, it’s the lines – that’s when I begin to think that the goal is a little farfetched.” http://www.pinetreewatchdog.org/flaws-in-bill-like-skating-with-dull-skates/

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