July 29, 2009

Very interesting story about the raid and takedown of UWWWB by the FBI (I had never heard of them before this) from the point of view of the owner. An excerpt:

Here's what happened: March 12th, 2009, at about 5:AM in the morning, my home alarm system went off. I get up to see what’s going on, on maybe 3 hours of sleep, and my wife points out there are two people with flash lights in my back yard. Now, this may not be unusual for everyone, but I lived in a fairly nice home in Southlake Texas, the United States highest per-capita income city for 2008. A very nice community, virtually no crime, and excellent schools. That is to say, I did not live in a shack in the hood, this is nice suburbs, and not where the FBI usually does raids.

Reading the full story it is an interesting tale from a point of view that you don't normally hear, and basically amounts to a huge headache (to say the least) based on the ability for someone to cry wolf and bring the full might of the US government down on someone without that much investigation (at least in this case).

Posted by Arcterex at July 29, 2009 12:24 PM