The scheme was an attempt to woo potential clients and increase his earnings and standing in his new role as a defense lawyer for one of Washingtons most influential law firms, according to prosecutors and admissions by Jeffrey Wertkin at his sentencing Wednesday.
After his arrest for one shakedown attempt, Wertkin embarked on an obstruction binge at his private law office to destroy additional evidence of his year-long plot and also tried to frame a former colleague at the Justice Department for the records theft, court files show.
Wertkins sentencing hearing revealed a more extensive and calculating crime than previously was made public, showing he stole and copied dozens of files taking some at night from his bosss desk at main Justice, copying them and returning them re-stapled and then reached out to targeted companies in four states to try to drum up business for himself.
“No Department is perfect....”
Most serious? I’m way more worried about an attempted coup by the intelligence community and by mass domestic spying.
It’s almost he walked off with stacks and stacks of FBI files for later use.
DOJ and FBI are huge part of the swamp
This kind of behavior is begotten from the culture of corruption that was encouraged by Holder and Lynch. it is just inevitable stuff that happens when the underlings see their superiors engage in legally questionable activities. They think that the aim of the organization is to enable “cashing in”.