Obama DOJ Lawyer Guilty As Taped Negotiations Show Illegal Sale Of Sealed Intel
Yesterday, in a shocking twist to the way things normally happen in court, a successful lawyer who “led 20 major fraud investigations” as an attorney in Obama‘s Justice Department admitted guilt in a San Francisco federal court. Jeffrey Wertkin was charged with obstruction of justice and interstate transportation of stolen goods.
Wertkin specialized in whistleblower lawsuits. He had the privilege of acting as lead counsel at the “first-ever False Claims Act suit filed by the Justice Department.” These cases are handled differently than most. They are filed under seal and kept tightly under wraps until the Justice Department smells the perfect moment, to jump out of the bushes and yell, “gotcha!“
One day in November of 2016, he picked the name “Dan” and then picked up the phone. On the other end was a manager of a “California-based security company” who had no idea they were subjected to a sealed investigation. Dan explained how a sneak peek at evidence could be a valuable heads up to “get out ahead of the investigation.”
The Sunnyvale based executive dropped a dime to the FBI. After that, all of Wertkin’s calls were caught on tape. They made a deal to swap the information for a “consulting fee” of $300,000 in bitcoin. Negotiations ensued. Wertkin was willing to back down on his insistence to be paid in untraceable digital currency but added 10k to his price “to cover his travel expenses.”
A hotel in Cupertino was chosen for the exchange. The company representative in the deal was supposedly one of the firm’s other executives, “Bill,” in charge of the money. He was to sit in the lobby on the chair with a folded newspaper. “When you walk into the lobby, there is a water station on your left. Just past the water is a chair with a newspaper on it. Please sit in that chair and I will come meet you,” Wertkin texted on his way to the meet.
Wertkin walked into the Hilton Garden Inn wearing a wig and simply handed the man the envelope full of lawsuit copies. He was supposed to get “a duffel bag full of money.” Instead, his contact showed his badge.
That is when he found out the company rep was really with the FBI. “My life is over,” Wertkin gasped.