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So, you want to be an FBI agent?

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And the dumb f**k of the decade goes to....

http://www.slate.com/blogs/crime/2012/11/29/dumb_criminal_of_the_week_meet_the_job_candidate_who_told_the_fbi_about.html

Name: Dominick Pelletier

Crime: Possession of child pornography

Fatal mistakes: Misunderstanding the ?Investigation? part of ?Federal Bureau of Investigation?; believing that honesty is always the best policy.

The circumstances: On Aug. 29, 2008?his birthday?Pelletier interviewed for a job with the FBI. During the interview, Pelletier volunteered that he had once done research on child pornography as part of a graduate school project. As the interview progressed, Pelletier revealed to the incredulous agents that he had child pornography on his home computer, that he possibly had hardcore child pornography on his home computer, and that he had ?inadvertently? created child pornography by filming himself having sex with an underage girl. Not only did Pelletier volunteer all this information, he apparently went home thinking he was still a candidate for the job: Upon leaving, he inquired if ?this was going to slow down the application process?"

Yeah, it sort of did. Earlier this year, Pelletier was convicted of one count of possession of child pornography and sentenced to 80 months in federal prison with no possibility of parole. Last week, the Seventh Circuit affirmed Pelletier?s conviction. The opening of Judge Michael Kanne?s tremendously entertaining opinion is worth quoting in full:

"Federal investigative agents will tell you that some cases are hard to solve. Some cases require years of effort?chasing down false leads and reigning in flighty witnesses. Others require painstaking scientific analysis, or weeks of poring over financial records for a hidden clue. And some cases are never solved at all?the right witness never comes forward, the right lead never pans out, or the right clue never turns up.This is not one of those cases."

Indeed.

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What a dumbass :laugh:

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sounds like one of the actors on the Maury show.

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decade ? more like past 100 years ...

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Without knowing his age at the time of filming himself with the underage girl I can't really comment on that, he may have been around her age himself

And I don't know if it's possible to do research for a graduate project without digging into the belly of the beast and not see that stuff

It would be like studying murders without seeing a dead body(not that he should go out and murder someone mind you)

I guess without the specifics I can't really comment.

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15 years for someone copying cds

6 years for someone that had and made child pornography

Yes makes sense!

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Without knowing his age at the time of filming himself with the underage girl I can't really comment on that, he may have been around her age himself

And I don't know if it's possible to do research for a graduate project without digging into the belly of the beast and not see that stuff

It would be like studying murders without seeing a dead body(not that he should go out and murder someone mind you)

I guess without the specifics I can't really comment.

Except you did, and moreover you made some completely baseless suppositions.

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15 years for someone copying cds

6 years for someone that had and made child pornography

Yes makes sense!

Totally.

The problem is kids don't have a billions dollars lobby behind them. Because these days laws are voted based upon lobbying (how much you are willing to pay for the law) and not common sense anymore.

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Not the brightest member of that academic team was he? Hope he enjoyed his sexual experience, cause he'll find out what sodomy is all about....

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Except you did, and moreover you made some completely baseless suppositions.

Touche, you win this round.

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