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N. Idaho man who battled EPA charged with sex trafficking [federal charges]
Northwest Cable News ^ | October 18, 2013 | unknown

Posted on 10/19/2013 12:27:50 PM PDT by matt1234

NORTH DAKOTA -- A former North Idaho man who battled the Environmental Protection Agency has been arrested and charged with sex trafficking in North Dakota.

Michael Sackett, 47, made his first court appearance in federal court Tuesday.

Sackett faces charges for attempting to entice an underage girl across state lines to engage in a commercial sex act.

Sackett and his wife Chantell made headlines when they fought the EPA over some land they bought in Priest Lake that was later determined to be wetlands by the agency.

The couple brought their fight all the way to the Supreme Court and won.

Sackett will be back in court Friday.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; US: Idaho
KEYWORDS: epa; id; idaho; michaelsackett
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Coincidence? Anyone know more about these charges?
1 posted on 10/19/2013 12:27:51 PM PDT by matt1234
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To: matt1234

...transporting underage gulls across staid lions for
immortal porposes??


2 posted on 10/19/2013 12:32:58 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: matt1234

As Lois Lerner said upon losing an IRS ruling “We NEVER lose”.


3 posted on 10/19/2013 12:33:12 PM PDT by Aria ( 2008 & 2012 weren't elections - they were coup d'etats.)
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To: matt1234

With this administration, it may not be coincidence.


4 posted on 10/19/2013 12:33:27 PM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com/2013/10/04/nicolae-hussein-obama/)
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To: matt1234

He may very well be guilty. But taking on his EPA overlords like he did?

It put his life under a microscope and he is SOL.


5 posted on 10/19/2013 12:35:21 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: matt1234; COUNTrecount; Nowhere Man; FightThePower!; C. Edmund Wright; jacob allen; Travis McGee; ..
If the government wants to find porn on your computer, they will.

This one is a bit more dicey, as it requires a 14 year old to testify, and children never, ever lie, even with the full weight of the federal government hanging over them and their families.

That being said, maybe this guy's crime isn't fighting the EPA and winning, maybe he really did violate the Mann act.

Maybe.

Nut-job Conspiracy Theory Ping!

To get onto The Nut-job Conspiracy Theory Ping List you must threaten to report me to the Mods if I don't add you to the list...

6 posted on 10/19/2013 12:36:32 PM PDT by null and void (I'm betting on an Obama Trifecta: A Nobel Peace Prize, an Impeachment, AND a War Crimes Trial...)
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To: null and void

I thought this federal govt was PRO porn anyway.....and pro ped......


7 posted on 10/19/2013 12:37:49 PM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: matt1234

Frame up. I heard the other handy one is planting kiddie porn on your computer.


8 posted on 10/19/2013 12:38:27 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: null and void

some things don’t pass the smell test.... this is one of them


9 posted on 10/19/2013 12:43:33 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: gaijin

yup


10 posted on 10/19/2013 12:44:46 PM PDT by CGASMIA68
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To: matt1234
What a coinkydink!
11 posted on 10/19/2013 12:45:18 PM PDT by JPG (Yes We Can morphs into Make It Hurt.)
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To: null and void
I'm betting on an Obama Trifecta: A Nobel Peace Prize, an Impeachment, AND a War Crimes Trial...

I am looking forward to the Obama Quatrofecta: A Nobel Prize, an impeachment, a War Crimes Trial AND him and all his cohorts being thrown into the Lake of Fire.

12 posted on 10/19/2013 12:49:08 PM PDT by Slyfox (Satan's goal is to rub out the image of God he sees in the face of every human.)
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To: gaijin
Frame up. I heard the other handy one is planting kiddie porn on your computer.

What is "handy one"?

13 posted on 10/19/2013 12:50:05 PM PDT by matt1234 (Hitler blamed the Jews. Obama blames the Tea Party.)
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To: Slyfox

If we only had an opposition party with a backbone.


14 posted on 10/19/2013 12:55:26 PM PDT by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux)
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To: matt1234

I smell rats the size of ranch houses, here.

“Sackett faces charges for attempting to entice an underage girl across state lines to engage in a commercial sex act.”

This covers the gamut of the “ideal federal charge”, because likely all evidence against him was collected through warrantless monitoring of his computer. It crosses state lines so it is clearly federal jurisdiction. And the collection methods, even *who* collected that data is likely secret, and will not be divulged to the defense.

In other words, “He committed a federal crime that cannot be detailed in court or cross examined. His accusers are secret. Therefore he is guilty, and cannot prove he is not guilty.”

If the feds were really being crappy about it, if his computer used WiFi, they could have parked near his house, accessed his system, done the evidence transfer themselves, with him none the wiser.


15 posted on 10/19/2013 12:56:33 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Welfare is the new euphemism for Eugenics.)
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To: matt1234

Whether you sign up for ObamaCare or not, living in a Marxist police state can be hazardous to your health. If you have “skeletons”, it might be a good idea not to attack “da man”.


16 posted on 10/19/2013 12:57:15 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Hold on to your sombrero! Here comes amnesty! The GOP is on a roll!)
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To: Eagles6
The big secret is that WE are the backbone.

And there will come the day when we will be called into active duty.

17 posted on 10/19/2013 1:01:41 PM PDT by Slyfox (Satan's goal is to rub out the image of God he sees in the face of every human.)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

why drive over there just access his account and load it up with all kinds of BS..
May be time to throw this thing away


18 posted on 10/19/2013 1:01:46 PM PDT by CGASMIA68
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19 posted on 10/19/2013 1:03:08 PM PDT by RedMDer (http://www.dontfundobamacare.com/)
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To: matt1234

From the Article: “...The couple brought their fight all the way to the Supreme Court and won....”
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Obama, the criminal anti-Americans in the EPA and Eric Holder & his corrupt Department of Justice do not like to lose. Paybacks are hell.


20 posted on 10/19/2013 1:04:11 PM PDT by House Atreides ( D)
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To: t1b8zs

“May be time to throw this thing away”

Won’t matter, you’ll have one even if you don’t.


21 posted on 10/19/2013 1:04:45 PM PDT by davetex (Location: The Alamo)
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To: matt1234

Looks like three men have been charged.

http://bismarcktribune.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/another-man-charged-with-sex-trafficking-in-federal-court/article_802494d6-3837-11e3-9a48-001a4bcf887a.html

Some sort of sweep or sting operation?


22 posted on 10/19/2013 1:15:49 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: matt1234
What is "handy one"?

As is a 'handy tactic for the Democrat machine to use in framing an Enemy of the State', a classification which apparently now applies to this poor sucker.

For the record, I have no tolerance for those who engage in this practice as charged; but that said, I'm definitely withholding judgment on this one for all of the obvious conspiratorial reasons.

23 posted on 10/19/2013 1:16:05 PM PDT by alancarp (Obama will grab your guns and ship them to Mexican drug mobs.)
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To: matt1234

I’ve been to Priest Lake,
Stayed at the log resort.
About as out of the way as it gets
Griz hunting area.


24 posted on 10/19/2013 1:20:00 PM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) ( Hey Rubio, eat pooh pal))
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To: matt1234

This doesn’t smell like a set up or anything.


25 posted on 10/19/2013 1:21:57 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

Bingo. This was “attempting” to entice some “underage” girl. IOW, it was all on the computer/phone and could have been planted.

Stinks. If he’s innocent, he’s better hire an expert to untangle the mess.


26 posted on 10/19/2013 1:23:28 PM PDT by Girlene (Hey, NSA!)
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To: tet68

“... little gulls across stately lions ...”


27 posted on 10/19/2013 1:24:55 PM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: davetex

The new throw down.a PC.


28 posted on 10/19/2013 1:30:04 PM PDT by CGASMIA68
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To: Slyfox

Yes.


29 posted on 10/19/2013 1:33:53 PM PDT by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux)
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To: matt1234

Is he stupid and committing a crime when he should have known everything he would do for life would be monitored by enemies who want him disgraced and imprisoned for life? Or was he an innocent person set up when he did nothing illegal (and perhaps even nothing immoral)? With the illegitimate regime in power today, I have no clue, but I would have trouble voting guilty without evidence that could not have been manufactured by the feds.


30 posted on 10/19/2013 1:53:42 PM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: smoothsailing
Thanks for that link. I noticed this from the article:

"Miller has sealed complaints and affidavits in the cases on the motion of Assistant U.S. Attorney Gary Delorme. In a motion to seal, Delorme wrote that the documents contain information that could compromise ongoing criminal investigations and jeopardize the safety of undercover agents."

31 posted on 10/19/2013 1:55:00 PM PDT by matt1234 (Hitler blamed the Jews. Obama blames the Tea Party.)
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To: null and void; MestaMachine; Rushmore Rocks; Oorang; sweetiepiezer; txnuke; La Lydia; aragorn; ...
Remember this big flap? Mr. and Mrs. Sackett bought a lot in the suburbs, planning to build their dream home. EPA gov worker decides he wants the lot, and declares it wetlands. Sacketts took their fight all the way to the Supreme Court, and won.

(not the land in question)

Sackett and his wife Chantell made headlines when they fought the EPA over some land they bought in Priest Lake that was later determined to be wetlands by the agency.

The couple brought their fight all the way to the Supreme Court and won.

But then...

N. Idaho man who battled EPA charged with sex trafficking [federal charges]

If the government wants to find porn on your computer, they will.

Article, # 6 , # 8 , esp # 15.

Thanks, Nully.

32 posted on 10/19/2013 2:15:55 PM PDT by LucyT
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To: matt1234

Another article names Sackett’s attorney...

‘A Bismarck attorney representing Sackett in the criminal case, Jacob Rodenbiker, did not respond to a request for comment on Friday.”

http://www.bonnercountydailybee.com/news/local/article_a4b338a4-3885-11e3-9706-0019bb2963f4.html


33 posted on 10/19/2013 2:19:43 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

If it was real they would have had the girl say she’d meet him but instead have the police meet him there with handcuffs.

In this day and age that is the level of evidence that should be necessary to prove this kind of claim. And maybe law enforcement people can say better, but I think that’s the usual protocol for catching true predators who target girls online. If it isn’t, it should be.


34 posted on 10/19/2013 2:51:12 PM PDT by butterdezillion (Free online faxing at http://faxzero.com/ Fax all your elected officials. Make DC listen.)
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To: tet68

lol


35 posted on 10/19/2013 3:00:16 PM PDT by windcliff
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To: butterdezillion

Actually, that has turned into a sport for small town police departments all over the US. They found out that with the Internet, they could lure predators to Podunk, so a town of 1500 might get three or four major felony busts, and their police chief would get reelected forever.

I’ve long thought they could use this technique to nail violent jihadis. Just let it be known on the Internet that Salman Rushdie, Benjamin Netanyahu and George W. Bush are meeting in an isolated cabin near Podunk. Then when a carload full of explosives and dumbasses show up, the local cops with deer rifles dispatch them, and drop them and their car down an abandoned mineshaft.


36 posted on 10/19/2013 3:03:44 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Welfare is the new euphemism for Eugenics.)
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To: C. Edmund Wright
and pro ped..

Yeah, I bet obamaites force this down our throats, uh, and make it legal before he's gone.

Don't worry, Sackett. You'll be out before 2016.

37 posted on 10/19/2013 3:05:21 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault (-)
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To: matt1234

The message here is:

People who believe the EPA is all about government control and a violation of the U.S. Constitution, must be criminals and twisted sadistic pedophiles.


38 posted on 10/19/2013 3:07:52 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Right Wing Assault

...down our throats? Unfortunate pun.......


39 posted on 10/19/2013 3:24:49 PM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: Georgia Girl 2

If you fight the Gov. you can end up with them trying to run you down with a unmarked car. Or a snitch trying to be you new best buddy. I may not always drink beer but I always watch my 6.


40 posted on 10/19/2013 3:44:29 PM PDT by lostboy61 (Only a little side trip,not the whole show)
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To: null and void; Girlene

41 posted on 10/19/2013 4:52:47 PM PDT by bigheadfred
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To: tet68

Not just gulls, minahs :)


42 posted on 10/19/2013 4:54:16 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: Slyfox
Speaking of war crimes trial. Egypt has one coming up mid Nov, with you know who as financial sponsor and weapons supplier.

gonna be a HUGH false flag! National riots, martial law big. anything to keep his crack off the front page!

43 posted on 10/19/2013 5:39:22 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist (Jeremiah 50:32 "The arrogant one will stumble and fall ; / ?)
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To: JPG

"Coincidenza?"

44 posted on 10/19/2013 5:41:24 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: matt1234

From what I see he never even got into his car or got on an airplane to meetup with the 14 yo girl. He tried to entice? Looks like bs to me but even if he did there should not be much of a penalty for enticing. But knowing the Feds there prolly is and they will selectively enforce it

I despise pedophilia but there is no physical interaction here


45 posted on 10/19/2013 5:56:33 PM PDT by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: matt1234

I no longer believe these sex abuse child porn charges as being real.

Pope John PaulII dismissed such charges in the West because they were used all the time in the communist countries. He did not realize that up til about 15 year ago, our government did not have that sort of control. They do now.


46 posted on 10/19/2013 6:03:10 PM PDT by Chickensoup (we didn't love freedom enough... Solzhenitsyn.)
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To: matt1234
Seems I've heard of this standard fascist technique a few other times over the years...

OTOH, it's absurd to think our dear leader would condone such action against the serfs.../s

47 posted on 10/19/2013 6:21:47 PM PDT by SuperLuminal (Where is another agitator for republicanism like Sam Adams when we need him?)
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To: rawcatslyentist
Speaking of war crimes trial.

Dang! You mean the Egyptians didn't care much for the Muslin Spring and all of Obama's toadies?

48 posted on 10/19/2013 6:41:09 PM PDT by Slyfox (Satan's goal is to rub out the image of God he sees in the face of every human.)
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To: matt1234

Probably a set up and payback for opposing them. Beats an IRS audit that the IRS might not win.


49 posted on 10/19/2013 6:44:20 PM PDT by sport
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To: matt1234

Wow.


50 posted on 10/19/2013 6:53:50 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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