My name is John Smith. I’m from Port Charlotte, Florida. In 2011, at 41 years old I was convicted of conspiracy, 2 counts of attempt to possess and distribute cocaine and 2 924(c) gun charges and sentenced to 40 years in the Federal Bureau of Prisons. This is my first time being incarcerated in prison. I have NO criminal history. My projected release date is April 13, 2045. I’ll be 76 years old when I’m released.
After an Honorable Discharge from the United States Military, in 1996 I started a very successful armed security company. In 2010 an entire crime was manufactured, planned and completely controlled by Law Enforcement (L.E) for the sole purpose of inducing me to participate in a situation I had NO predisposition or ability to ever be involved in.
My best friend, a man that was like my brother, became a paid government confidential informant; He spent months manipulating and inducing me. (He had worked for me for several years. Unbeknownst to me, he has started his own security company. After my arrest he was able to acquire my 1 million dollar a year (gross) business)
Finally, after months of relentless persuasion…I was to provide heavily armed, highly trained armed security for a drug courier.
Here is THEIR “Sting”: (L.E. Law Enforcement)
*L.E. bought drugs (pancake mix) from L.E.
*L.E. sold and delivered MIX to L.E.
*L.E. maintained physical possession of the MIX the entire time.
*L.E. then distributed the MIX to a third set of L.E.
For my very minimal role in THEIR manufactured crime I have received a very real 40 year Federal Prison sentence. While YOU, the taxpayer, receives an invoice for over 1.2 million dollars. Yet not one grain of drugs were taken of the streets and no drug dealers, cartels and even drug users were ever discovered. JUSTICE ?!?!?!? 30 of my 40 yrs is from the STACKING of 924(c)’s. I received only 10 yrs for the pancake mix.