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9) Do nothing which is of no use."
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A veteran law enforcement officer for over 25 years, John has worked for the
U.S. Secret Service, San Diego Police Department, U.S. Mint Police and the
U.S. Customs Service. In his capacity with the Secret Service in 1974-1977,
where he served for over 3 years, John was directly involved in protection
of the President, First Family, the White House, the Vice-President and his
family, Ambassadors, Embassies and Heads of State.
John Carman - 2004
Getting Down to Brass Tacks
Oct 2004 Interview-
In 1982 he served with the U.S. Mint Police for approximately 1 year while
protecting millions of dollars worth of United States Gold Bullion at the
Federal Depository in San Francisco. He subsequently left this position in
lieu of a new position in 1983 to serve as a Customs Inspector on the
U.S.-Mexican Border. During his 16 year tenure in U.S. Customs, he was
ultimately promoted to a Senior Customs Inspector where he was personally
responsible for apprehending record numbers of narcotics, smugglers, armed
and dangerous felons, fugitives and Immigration violators.
Over the course of his career with the U.S. Government, he has received
numerous commendations for his outstanding career and enforcement record to
include Commissioner's Awards from U.S. Customs.
John has completed over 4 years of college level courses regarding law
enforcement and police training to include an A.A. & A.S. in Law Enforcement
and Investigations, F.L.E.T.C., U.S. Secret Service Specialized Training,
the San Diego P.O.S.T. Certified Police Academy and a 3-year in-service
training, DEA Training, U.S. Customs training at F.L.E.T.C. and "In Service
Training" as well as a long list of courses associated with these programs
of study. (See also:
John has been a licensed Private Investigator in the State of California
since 1981 (license #: AQ-008686).
John is also a Life-Time member of the C.N.O.A. California Narcotic Officers
Association in California.
He has been a Martial Arts Expert in Judo, Karate and Aikido techniques for
over 30 years. In 1970, he received the Shodan Black Belt in Judo from
Kodokan Judo Institute in Tokyo, Japan. Since that date, he has been a
martial arts and self-defense instructor for men, women and children in
related martial arts as well.
Through his experiences as a well-documented whistleblower within the U.S.
Customs Service regarding corruption and management abuses, John has been
interviewed numerous times on television, radio talk shows and in many
newspapers nation wide regarding these vitally important issues since 1995.
By Robert Pear
NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE
October 3, 2004
WASHINGTON – Over strenuous objections from the White House,
Congress is moving to increase protections for federal employees who expose
fraud, waste and wrongdoing inside the government. -READ
Illegal Customs Investigation Exposed!
It has come to our attention over the last few months, and
probably longer, that "official" Customs internal affairs
agents from Customs of the Treasury Department or (DHS)
Department of Homeland Security have been conducting
specific "witch hunts" against
any Customs employees that have communicated with "John
Carman" and interviewing Customs employees
to see if they have had any contact with a "John
Carman or the web site:
or contributed anything to the articles on the website.
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Act vs. Hitler's Enabling Act
After the elections of March 5, 1933, the Nazis
began a systematic takeover of the state
governments throughout Germany, ending a centuries
old tradition of local political independence.
Armed SA and SS thugs barged into local government
offices using the state of emergency decree as a
pretext to throw out legitimate office holders and
replace them with Nazi Reich commissioners.
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This was a "Port Runner" that got away from another Customs Official, but I intercepted it before the driver could
do anything and he ran back to Tijuana, Mexico, leaving over 100 lbs of narcotics. I caught it abandoned with the drivers id.
still attached to the windshield. I was driving the Customs "Chase Car" that evening. One of my usual
catches. I had a 90% success rate over anything that got away from another Customs or Immigration official that originated
from Tijuana thru San Ysidro. This was about 1993. Unfortunately, shortly thereafter, customs managers
decided to scrap the program. Gofigure?? This is what Customs uses now to chase bad guys. (embarrassing!) Bad
guys can see this brightly colored vehicle miles a away. I even
saw a private security company use the same coloring and
striping for their "security vehicles". High
visibility, but low apprehension rates. That's why most law
enforcement "prowl cars" went to the "black and
white" color configuration. Or an all solid
dark blue or black color because it was less visible
by "bad guys" at night time when most crimes occur. Go
figure! Compare to the dark blue, highly efficient chase car
The Government Didn't Want You To See!
The Teachings of the Professor/White Tiger by Jose M. Martinez, Copyright 1999
Reno Contradicts U.S. Drug Report.
the News, July 3, 2000, by Jamie Dettmer
"TECS II Security Compromised"
just been confirmed recently by
"current" and "former"
Customs officials in internal affairs that the
U.S Treasury Enforcement Computer System
"T.E.C.S. II" has been compromised
been "rumored" for years in Customs
Internal Affairs that certain Mexicans in
Mexico had "full" access to the
restricted government United States Customs
Service Treasury Enforcement Computer System
or TECS II since the early 1990's. (According
to an internal affairs source, former
Assistant Customs Commissioner Mike Lane was
in charge of "communications" during
that time and "may" have been
responsible for this "set up" in
Mexico through U.S. Customs District
Director Alan J. Rappoport who has special
contacts in Tijuana, Mexico)
reports were that there were FIVE
"untraceable" computer lines with
direct access, which were utilized in Mexico.
One of which was just south of San Ysidro
California in Tijuana, Mexico.
were true, then ALL the information could be
accessed by drug cartels for a
"price" and they could access the
various law enforcement links with DEA, U.S.
Department of Justice, U.S. State Department,
DEA-NADDIS, C.L.E.T.S, N.L.E.T.S., Canadian
Law Enforcement, INS, INTERPOL,
etc....That also means that everything that
was input into the TECS lookout systems were
"compromised". This information is
also shared with ALL U.S. Treasury Departments
like the U.S. Secret Service as well as other
important agencies like the National Security
Agency and the C.I.A. as well.
In one other case a former Latin American U.S.
Customs Supervisor here in San Diego (Initials
F.F.) allegedly "gave" Mexican
authorities a specially "encrypted" Treasury
radio transceiver with ALL Treasury
frequencies so they could communicate with
U.S. Customs. It was also common knowledge
that this particular Latin Supervisor as well
as others in Customs would give
"restricted" information to the
Mexican authorities which would confirm or
deny that certain information on U.S. licensed
vehicles were stolen or not. How do you think
also alleged" that Alan J. Rappoport,
former District Director of U.S. Customs
"may" have been responsible for this
break in "national security". Alan
J. Rappoport was responsible for setting up
TECS in San Diego and was very efficient in
using computers and TECS. Mr. Rappoport also
had regular access and "very close
ties" to one of the most powerful
families in Mexico, Jorge Hank-Rhon owner of
the Caliente Race Track and Foreign
it, was common knowledge that D.D. Rappoport
and Port Director John "Jack" Maryon
would visit on a regular basis to Rancho
Tecate to visit with their friend Jorge Hank-Rhon
on a weekly basis and would come back late at
night according to Customs and INS sources.
There are several Customs and INS inspectional
personnel who have seen these two men in
particular arrive even after hours at the U.S.
Border Inspection Station at Tecate. One
Supervisor was told by former Customs Port
Director Jack Maryon, "You
didn't see us . We were never
here" and NOT to remember to
repeat that he saw these two men coming back
from Tecate Mexico on a certain visit.
Otay Mesa Port Director Jack Maryon even
admitted to this editor back in 1994-95 that
he "had lunch with
Jorge Hank-Rhon on a weekly basis."
(This was while Jack Maryon was
"ordering" me NOT to put Jorge Hank-Rhon's
name into the TECS II computer on look out as
an intelligence report that was received by
very reliable sources. Since it was
"procedure" to input ALL important
intelligence data into TECS II in the form of
an M.O.I.R.(Memorandum Of Information Received
or an R.O.I.Report of Intelligence)
soon......."Operation White Tiger"
documents that will confirm that the Hank-Rhon
family had direct ties to the drug cartels
like Amado Carillo Fuentes and the Arellano
Click on the below links to go to the articles
|The Unknown Soldier|
Mickey Downie used to be the government's hired gun.
Now he's in its crosshairs.
BY THOMAS FRANCIS
Eight years ago, a former high-ranking Mexican anti-narcotics agent charged his government's top crime-fighting organization was so corrupt that fellow officers served as bodyguards for huge drug shipments across the U.S. border.
Mar 17, 2004
|U.S. informant oversaw killings |
Officials say customs authorities knew of role in drug smugglers' deaths
According to an exclusive report in Sunday's Dallas Morning News, U.S. Customs officials knew last summer that an informant on their payroll supervised the torture and killing of suspected drug smugglers in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, and intervened only when two U.S. drug enforcement agents were targeted for assassination.
12:10 PM CST on Saturday, March 13, 2004
|Narco-Corruption at U.S. Customs|
Narco News, August 4, 2001
Customs Inspectors to be Posted at Foreign Ports
By Philip Shenon
NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE
June 12, 2003
Click Here to read story
Terrorists said to seek entry to U.S. via Mexico
April 7, 2003
By Bill Gertz
THE WASHINGTON TIMES
A group of al Qaeda terrorists is attempting to infiltrate the United States from Mexico to conduct attacks in the country, The Washington Times has learned.
Forests along national borders aren't patrolled, audit says
WASHINGTON (AP) -- About 1,000 miles of national forest land bordering Canada and Mexico go virtually unpatrolled by the U.S. Forest Service, creating wide swaths for terrorists and criminals to enter the country undetected, an internal government audit says.
A hole in security?
Border area seems even more vulnerable in the aftermath of 9/11
by: Anna Cearley
May 7, 2003
- Customs Whistle-blower Takes Treasury's O'Neill to Court
By: Martin Edwin Andersen
- 2 men, Mattel fined for illicit donations
By Nick Green
- FBI agents seriously injured while investigating interstate rail car robberies near El Paso, Texas
By: Associated Press
September 14, 2002
- 2 convicted in drug case after buying a seized SUV from U.S. Customs
By Sandra Dibble
UNION-TRIBUNE STAFF WRITER
January 11, 2003
- U.S. Customs Whistleblower Had Warned America
Customs Employees Against Discrimination Assn. (CEADA)
Press Release: September 19, 2002
- Backlog of Whistleblower Cases Growing, Agency Report Says
By Tania Branigan
Washington Post Staff Writer
Monday, July 21, 2003
- Border officials hope to throw net over smugglers
By Marisa Taylor
May 8, 2003
- Marijuana-filled big rig is seized
June 24, 2003
- Terrorist Hides In U.S. Territory
- Covert agent fights firing over mistake
By Michael Marizco
ARIZONA DAILY STAR
Wednesday, 31 December 2003
"Operation Green Quest", an initiative that will target current and future terrorist funding sources.
Why do that when the terrorists already have access through our "open" borders especially
at the northern Canadian-U.S. Border? What is Internal Affairs doing about that? Why do "private security guards" maintain
"private entry points" along OUR U.S. Border?
(202) 927-1000 FAX (202) 927-2886
click for more information
Mark Conrad, former Supervisory Special Agent, U.S. Customs Service, Office of Internal Affairs is an attorney at law and assists Customs and Department of Justice employees in EEO, disciplinary and whistle blowing cases.
Assistant Professor Criminal Justice
Troy State University
P.O. Box 8684
Dothan, Alabama 36304
Photo of Potrero Cafe where I saw Supervisor Gilbert on 8-1-00
|Why is this man still working for U.S. Customs|
and also a GS-13 Supervisor?
This supervisor, Arthur D. Gilbert, is the same suspect who made "overt" and "extreme attempts" to insure the entry of over 8,500 pounds of cocaine into the U.S. through the Otay Mesa commercial facility back in October 1990.
Arthur D. Gilbert
|TECS II Violations: Janet Neely|
According to reliable Customs Sources, Janet Neely has been given her "walking papers". It's about time! What? No indictments??? No arrests??? Afraid someone will give up other Customs managers???
Here is another example of retaliation for reporting corruption through the system in place at U.S. Customs internal affairs: The following is an exact quote from an anonymous letter just received from a Customs employee somewhere in Texas. The facts were also verified through a known news source as well before publishing this letter.
Two years ago(2000), approximately 12 Customs Inspectors notified Internal Affairs about a supervisor by the name of Janet Neely who had falsified drug seizures using other inspector's names and social security numbers without their knowledge and permission.
Internal Affairs was never interested on this very serious TECS II violation. It was only a year later and only after YOU and the San Antonio Business Journal exposing this corruption that Customs Internal Affairs showed up in Laredo, Texas.(Fly Team) They did an excellent job of covering up this type of corruption. They even went as far as blaming one of the inspectors for Neely's unlawful violation by accusing the inspector of staying logged onto TECS II and leaving his/her name logged onto the computer "unattended", thus giving Neely an "excuse" to FALSIFY TECS II records using the other Customs employee's name.
What's even more amazing is that I.A. got this interview incriminating themselves on tape! We have shown Customs Directives where it states that a violation of this type is considered an "automatic dismissal"(Termination)
Not only did Neely NOT get terminated as the directive dictates, she didn't even receive a reprimand of any kind. She instead got a "temporary promotion" to acting Chief at the Laredo CMC. Neely has been in that position ever since her TECS II violations. Until just last week, recently the Port Director, Gene Garza noticed that there had been several Customs CF-148 forms with his signature which he didn't remember signing. Upon further investigation, Garza learned that someone had signed for as many as 20 "new" faxes using Garza's own signature. These faxes were no where to be found. (copies are usually kept on file for later examination)
Yes, Janet Neely falsified the Port Director's signature to obtain faxes and other supplies using Customs CF-148 forms and other government funds.
(From a Customs Source: Former Customs
inspector Mike Horner allegedly forged San Diego District's CMC's Director
Rudy M. Camacho's signature and got about 10 months in federal custody. Rudy
M. Camacho just retired early last part of last year 2003. Where's the
"Justice" if Janet Neely only gets her walking papers??? What does that
mean??? Was she fired, quit, or did she get an "early out" retirement??? Why
doesn't Janet Neely get prosecuted and time in jail?? This is a slap in the
face of the People who entrusted special law enforcement powers to people in
Customs and other law enforcement agencies when others flaunt their arrogant
power with impunity. Haven't we learned enough from the French or American
Revolution? Are we doomed to repeat history if we don't learn from it? What do
we pay our taxes for???
From still another Customs source:
Double standard for management, one standard for employees. If it isn't
against the law and the public conscience to have a double standard where only
GS-12's and above are treated differently than others in ANY government
position, there needs to be an inquiry to investigate. Hypocrisy still runs
rampant in Customs and the "new" Department of Homeland Security(DHS) What do
you say to that Mr. Tom Ridge and Robert C. Bonner? You people are such
hypocrites and liars and yet, you expect everyone to "respect" you or your
position. You don't fool us at all. We are not stupid. Do what is right and
quit playing favorites. I know what you did last summer! Signed (CC Redacted)
Gaby Serna, who worked directly under Janet Neely has already admitted to ordering parts for her "personal" computer using "Customs Funds" and CF-148 forms.
Further investigation revealed that there were as many as 115 Falsified Customs CF-148 forms and the theft runs into the "several thousands" of U.S. TAX payers dollars". Gaby Serna further admitted that Janet Neely told her to do it and that it was authorized.
Neely is under investigation for theft and forgery. Neely is also under investigation for signing out for a seized "child pornography" video tape and NOT returning it to the evidence room. The video tape, which is an important piece of evidence, is still missing. Instead of suspending Neely with pay, Customs management in Laredo has chosen to put her in charge of the Customs Command Center. Neely is currently the supervisor for the or Customs Command Center in Laredo now. Yes, this is where all intelligence information and TECS lookouts regarding terrorists threats are processed thru. The Command Center over sees ALL Customs Operations.(Related to INTERPOL, Justice, DEA, INS, Secret Service, to name a few)
Mr. Carman, "What the hell is going on?"
This is the worst type of corruption and cover up I have ever seen here in Customs. Neely should be put in prison along with all these "corrupt politicians" with badges that call themselves "INTERNAL AFFAIRS"! This type of corruption within Customs should NOT be tolerated and needs to be EXPOSED!!! " (unsigned)
U.S. CUSTOMS DEPUTY COMMISSIONER CHARLES WINWOOD
JOINS SANDLER & TRAVIS TRADE ADVISORY SERVICES AS
SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, BORDER SECURITY
(from the website www.strtrade.com.
|Customs Self Service Boat Reporting Update|
Customs boat reporting
system updates. Still no changes! This comes from a loyal Customs
employee that really cares about what is going on. Bonner, are YOU
listening? " Today, six months after 9/11, the "800"
Boat Reporting phone is still in operation. The agency suspended the
"Gate" program for aircraft, but allows anyone to use the
free reporting system. This telephonic notification system is
answered in northern New York, but calls also come in from Miami to
the shores of the Great Lakes."(WHY?) " Staffing still has
not come up to standards or what Congress wants & the
"new" Customs recruits are being brought on at "two
year" appointments,... not permanent. There are no sworn
officers to even attempt to check these boats." (What???????)
What's with that Mr. Bonner????? Why don't YOU get your act together
|Drug War: |
Money, Power & Policy: Interdiction
Hiring Illegal Immigrants Reaches Epidemic Proportions. Here Is What You
Can Do To Help.
REPORT ILLEGAL HIRING
The next time someone says they think you are exaggerating about "GOVERNMENT CORRUPTION", just show them this:GOVERNMENT CORRUPTION
|Mexican Tours |
"Chuckles" Winwood goes into deep cover as a
tour-guide in an effort to apprehend the infamous
"Frito Bandito" corn-chip cartel. He has been
giving guided border tours in hopes of detecting and
capturing the Frito Lay Family's mastermind as he
smuggles an estimated $150.00 USC worth of corn-chips weekly
by hiding them in the carry-on luggage of geriatric
sight-seers who travel in and around the border on
tour-busses. Chuck plans to retire after this intense
man-hunt as he says,"I can't take the pressure any more."
a plea agreement set out by the Justice
Department, a federal judge sentenced a former
U.S. Customs agent supervisor to the maximum
allowable time in prison for helping smuggle
marijuana over the border.
This Story |
Man wins right to sue U.S. government over pot car
LOS ANGELES, California (Reuters) -- A Mexican national may sue the U.S. government for selling him a car with a hidden load of marijuana, and then arresting him when he tried to cross the U.S.-Mexico border in it, a federal appeals court ruled Monday.
Carman Files Groundbreaking Lawsuit|
John Carman, Customs
Agent/Whistleblower, has filed a lawsuit that has the law enforcement
Update: Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals creates problem for lawsuit and John must now take his case to the Supreme Court.
(Read the daring charges and understand that he means business)
For references and past
articles, go to our archive pages.
These articles have been moved to Archives
$200,000 Said Placed On Border Agents NewsMax.com Wires 12-20-1
- FBI, CIA want agents in T.O.
Raids after Sept. 11 raise fears of established terror cells. By TOM
GODFREY, TORONTO SUN
Closer Look at
Customs Lists Items of Potential Use to Terrorists
U.S. Seeks Safe
Border With Mexico
Accused drug lord
arrested in Mexico
Police Probe Mystery Corpse
Officers Held After Port Chase
Compromised By Mechanical Train Inspections
would give federal whistle-blowers right to sue employers if punished
help sought for those who blow whistle
These articles have been moved to Archives
Service Unveils Strategy to Uncover Terrorism Materials
considers changing inspections on Canadian border
wants 24% hike in spending on border security
Anonymous Letter To CustomsCorruption.com
HOUSE IN NEED OF CLEANING
Trail Leads to Justice
Spins Web of Intrigue
Border Open to Terrorists
calls for U.S. border checks inside Canada
cell `had base in Canada'
If Anyone Retaliates Against Government Agents or
DIFFERENT BEAT: A
Coast Guard unit from St. Petersburg, Fla.,
bust heroin ring from Mexico
These Articles Have Been Moved To Archives
This is an anonymous letter from
a veteran Customs official here in San Diego talking about
nepotism and preferential treatment that is causing a
serious MORALE problem in the world's largest land border
inspection station, San Ysidro.
This is just one more exampleof the type of people we have in charge of a Customs
border inspection station and Customs Headquarters does NOTHING about it.
Prisoner of Oskar
After the unexplained disappearance of the article Sweet Home Alabama from our
website we are pleased to have obtained a copy of the original article and
Re-post here for you
Chicago- Who is Dick Roster?
Home Chicago Part 2- Who is Keith Pugh?
Editor note: This
article was scheduled for archiving and a new situation was to
be posted to
THE BOX this week, but
because of threatening letters to the editor from Ms. Tischler's
attorney and demand notices sent to myself and our Web hosting
service, we chose to leave this feature up and add to it any new
Perhaps the most telling thing is that all Ms. Tischler had to
do was to contact us and we would gladly post any rebuttals to
the allegations made by our sources. She is a public official
that chooses to speak through her lawyer, we speak through this
In the interest of fairness, we wish to present both sides of
this issue. Since the only contact we have with Ms. Tischler is
through her attorney, we have published the demand letters that
clearly state her lawyers opinion that the allegations made by
our sources were false.
We have edited the article below in a nod to Ms. Tischler's
attorney, but the overwhelming volume of the allegations (and
support from current customs agents) demand we share this
EMAIL BONNIE: email@example.com
have personally checked with reliable government sources and
former government agents with Customs Internal Affairs contacts.
They all allege that Assistant Customs Commissioner Bonni G.
Tischler was caught several times while driving a government
vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Ms. Tischler
was never arrested.
These in-the-know government sources also allege that Ms.
Tischler received a 30 day suspension for her 2nd or 3rd offense
-- in sharp contrast to penalties inflicted on others that were
fired or removed from the Customs Service after their 1st
offense. What's up with that Bonni?
According to these government sources, Ms. Tischler was also
allowed to take her suspension one day a week as an extra day
off, while other agents, had to take an immediate 45 day
suspension in consecutive days off for stopping off to pick up
some milk for the kids as an example of improper use of a
government vehicle. (That's a lot of money to take away from a
family that has minor children and bills to pay isn't it Ms.
Tischler? Why are you so special? Don't you have family to
According to Customs Service sources, the reason why Ms.
Tischler gets special treatment is because she caught one of her
associate assistant Customs Commissioner's Chuck Winwood (see
Chuckles Winwood) in a "compromising position"
with a Customs employee while on the job and receiving tax
And in an even more shocking allegation, our government sources
tell us that Ms. Tischler herself was caught having sex with a
government informant who was involved in a narcotics case.
investigation points to the existence of video tape footage that
has been forwarded to Customs Headquarters showing proof of
these allegations. The publisher has additional statements from
other current and former agents -- some of them presently
assigned to the Internal Affairs office. These allegations all
speak to the existence of this video tape, and the editor of
customscorruption.com is attempting to acquire a copy as further
There are now nine
corroborating sources reporting to customscorruption.com in
regards to these allegations. They all agree that the
information appearing here is "common knowledge" in
that agency. We are still awaiting a rebuttal (or denial) of any
specific allegations from Ms. Tischler.
What kind of role model
is Customs purporting to have in Ms. Tischler?
Is this just another example of how Customs protects it's
If this is acceptable behavior, then rewrite the "Customs
Table of Offenses" to include ALL Customs Employees and not
just Customs Management.
Everyone in or out of Customs is getting sick and tired of this
double standard! It needs to stop now!
Word just in that Customs Internal Affairs agents are not only
trying to force Customs employees to take a polygraphs in
Home... Chicago?), but that they are also visiting certain
Customs employees homes to make copies of their personal
computer's hard drives.
How much tax payer's money is being spent on this "Witch
Have they gone Mad or what!?
| Customs Headlines: |
HERE FOR UP-TO-THE-MINUTE U.S. CUSTOMS NEWS
C. Bonner Hearing for New Customs Commissioner
Customs Service Views Security as Priority
Camacho is NOT who you think he is.
Camacho is also a named defendant in my civil rights lawsuit.
( 00CV1215 JM (LSP)
Camacho violated my First Amendment Rights back in 1994 for talking to
another retired Customs employee. I was also "ordered" not to
talk to this retired employee. No reason was given except that if I talked
to this employee, it was assumed I was talking to the NEWSMEDIA. Why do
you think Camacho wants to prevent a Customs employee from talking to the
newsmedia??? Learn More on the HOT SHEET
UPDATE 1/24/04: Rudy Camacho retired in late December 2003 or early January 2004
Subject: Customs Overtime Money - Costing Rudy
Camacho $100,000.00 - When Deleted was the union steward at DELETED from
1989 to 1990 Deleted filed a grievance on behalf of the inspectors for the
TDY money they were owed under 5USC and the union contract. Read
this letter on the Hot Sheet
Another Letter: "In light of the Promis/Inslaw
articles in Insight Magazine recently, I would like to suggest the
possibility of Promis connection to some of your favorite
personalities." Read this letter on the Hot
- PROMIS Trail Leads to Justice
This just in from the White
Chicago- Who is Dick Roster?
Sweet Home Chicago Part 2- Who is Keith Pugh?
Whistle-blower Customs Agent Suspended
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letter written to Senator Charles Grassley?
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Two | Page
Three | Page
New World Order
- Infolords, exposing the New World Order Scam
employees confront culture of reprisal -
2001-05-07 - San Antonio Business Journal.
Month's The "BOX": Charles
"Chuckles" Winwood - It is obvious "Acting Customs
Commissioner" Charles "Chuckles" Winwood does have a sense
of humor after all. I hope he can appreciate these rare photos of himself
while taking part in a "Southwestern" theme luncheon at Customs
Headquarters in Washington, D.C. in 1994. (How come nobody else got the
word and "dressed up" Mr. Winwood?)
Dennis Murphy, assistant commissioner of Customs' Office of Public
Affairs, declined to comment on the case. To read past articles in this
series, go to:
record-fraud charges under review by U.S. Attorney - 2001-03-19
Agent Says U.S. Ignored Evidence
agents accused of abusing power - 2001-01-22 - San Antonio Business
Post-Gazette - Win at all costs
Rep. Cunningham's Son Charged With Drug Trafficking
Family Drug Offenders: Escape Mandatory Sentences, Get Favorable Treatment
Briefs & Topics: Public Figures & Drugs
Commissioner Steps Down: Raymond W. Kelly farewell speech
accused of abusing power Whistleblowers claim reports shredded, drug-bust
records made up - BY BILL
CA Cocaine Seizures At Border Nearly Double Fiscal 1999
check uncovers 1,018 pounds of marijuana hidden beneath five railway cars
"U.S. Customs Overflight List" by
John H. Heinrich, District Director.
John Hensley News Followup
Customs RAC agent Mark Conrad is in the running for the Customs
Commissioner position according to reliable sources.
Customs Service Admits Drug Corruption
and Misconduct in the Treasury Department, Customs Service, and other
Federal Agencies, and the Adequacy of Efforts to Hold Agency Officials
Accountable: This Federal document shows that the government will do
nothing as far as indicting high ranking management with connections. This
former Customs director got off easy just because he retired immediately
after he found out he was under investigation. The case was closed
"administratively" by the Regional OIG, or Treasury Inspector
General Western Region.My
Letter to Senator Diane Feinstein regarding "illegal" overflight
Drug Use By Customs Employees -
The whole story with graphic documentation!
from Deputy Assistant Attorney General John C. Keeney to an attorney who
represented Customs whistleblowers in San Diego.
to appear before Grand Jury -
Invitation to briefing with
US Attorney to prepare for Grand Jury testimony.
M. Camacho Letter to Senator Feinstein regarding John Carman's
whistleblower status. - Here is a letter by Customs CMC Director Rudy
M. Camacho to U.S. Senator Diane Feinstein regarding the retaliation and
whistleblower status of constituent and Customs employee John A. Carman.
Subsequent to that letter and many previous other communications, Customs
fired John Carman on June 19, 1997 for failing to take a demotion/transfer
to a desk job in a "non-law enforcement" capacity NOT related to
his 20 years law enforcement training, background and expertise.
To this date Senator Diane Feinstein has done nothing to protect Customs
whistleblowers. Customs managers continue to retaliate against Customs
FALSE Promises to Customs Agents by U.S Attorney's Office -
This is another example of the LIES by one of Janet Reno's U.S. Attorney's
office requesting information on Customs corruption. Information and
examples of corruption were disclosed in exchange for protection for
Customs whistleblowers who tried to expose corruption in 1994. Protection
was never provided to these whistleblowers. Any of the Customs
whistleblowers who talked to the U.S. Attorney's office were later
retaliated against and have received documented death threats. Even though
there are laws that are supposed to protect whistleblowers, there is no
protection under the law for those that try to do their jobs. ~John Carman
UPDATE: Ex-Customs Service Inspector Sentenced. - This is a update to
a story we covered in September of this year. Go to
See Also: Additional Online Coverage
Murder, Money & Mexico
Family Tree of Power & Narco-Corruption
Arms Smuggling on the Border
Customs Service's High-Tech Planes Effective Weapon in Drug War | See
U.S. Office of Special Counsel
Customs official faces perjury counts
Customs Service Program at Otay Mesa Under Fire
Commissioner George Weise's Letter to Dateline NBC
Photo: Jorge Hank-Rhon and Jerry B. Martin (now deceased)
U.S. Report Ties Mexican Tycoon to Crime Empire
San Diego Tribune - Caliente Racetrack Owner to stand Trial
Ex-Customs Agent Exposes Clinton 'Drug War'
Less than 30 days after I was ordered NOT to put Jorge Hank-Rhon's name
into the TECS computer on look out, an incident occurred.
I was going over my notes and remember an incident where some Customs
co-workers of mine were involved in seizing over $200,000 cash (SI-Guyard
G. Williams & SI-Andrew Aldana) and a jet plane from Jorge Hank-Rhon for
not declaring it to Customs officials. This is not the first time this has
occurred at Brown Field/Otay Mesa.(1994-1995)
I remember the inspectors who were present, but only one person will come
forward to confirm this locally.(Jay Erdmann USC-Ret) The other inspectors
are retired and out of the area. One other is local, but afraid because of
Jerry Martin personally called on behalf of then Customs district director
Alan J. Rappoport(retired and living in San Diego) and ordered the plane
and over $200,000 cash released. This is against the law and against
Customs policies. This incident also came after I was ordered NOT to put
Jorge's name into the TECS computer system. Alan J. Rappoport still has
connections to Jorge Hank-Rhon as did Jerry Martin before he passed away
on or about September 23, 2003. John "Jack" Maryon is also retired and
living here locally working as a courier.
Customs Corruption staff now has proof that Janet Reno lied and is
protecting Jorge Hank-Rhon. Jorge is "apparently" lying or seriously
forgot and has been stopped with about $200,000 that he did NOT declare
and Customs managers covered for him. According to Mexican and American
sources, Jorge Hank-Rhon "allegedly" gave then Customs DD Alan J.
Rappoport a brand "new" Cadillac to thank him for getting him out of
trouble with the undeclared $200,000 at Brown Field.
Customs Corruption staff members have also talked to various sources and
confirmed a Latin-American source who "allegedly" delivered the brand new
vehicle to Alan J. Rappoport then.(This information has only come to light
in the last 3 months or so)
Jay Erdmann will go on the record about this and back me up on that
particular incident as well.
Customs Corruption staff.
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