Monday, May 15, 2006

Yay for the FBI

I'm sure a couple of people just spit out their coffee but give some credit when credit is due. Yay for the FBI!

The Smoking Gun has a document that exposes an undercover FBI program "targeting Americans seeking overseas sex tours" focusing on companies that offer trips to the Philipines and Thailand that play up the availability of underage boys and girls

Caught in the red was 58 year-old Florida resident Gary Evans (pictured), who purportedly offered FBI agents, through a fake webiste, ways to expand business into Honduras and Costa Rica.

The sad part is that this is not necessarily ground breaking news and Lord knows that there are many others who do not get caught in these reds but, when it comes to sexual tourism, and specifically the type that involves minors, I am glad that at least someone who did this type of business in Central America might be taken out of business.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'm gonna go ahead and comment on this, because I'm the defendant's son.

Yes, the allegations are serious, but I ask you to take in consideration the fact that I grew up with him for many years, no problems. That he made countless contributions to local youth programs, with no problems. That he is a combat veteran of the United States Marine Corps, and served in Vietnam, and that he has a Bronze Star for valor. That he has helped the very agency that is prosecuting him nab drug dealers by acting as an informant because of his position in the shipping industry. And that much of what they put forward during the court hearing is pretty much bullshit.

He hadn't even been to Hondouras in a year. They're saying a lot of things that aren't true, and we're looking at the possibility that there was evidence tampering because of what appears to be something akin to selective hearing on the part of the ICE.

Just giving you the flip side of the coin. I'm upbeat about the case, but if he is in fact guilty, then there's nothing I can say in defense. All I ask is that people, out of respect, wait for the trial's conclusion before they reach thier own verdict.

If nothing else, his selfless service time and again to this country should allow him at least that right.

Andrés Duque said...

Thanks. You make some good points particularly regarding not judging someone until proven guilty. I have posted a June 16, 2006 update where I pint people back to your comments.