branding: to brand: to mark (an animal, formerly a criminal or slave) with a branding iron | scapegoating psychology: For individuals, scapegoating is a psychological defense mechanism of denial through projecting responsibility and blame on others. It allows the perpetrator to eliminate negative feelings about him or herself and provides a sense of gratification.
— Michael Novakhov (@mikenov) May 23, 2018
Rodriguez Velez reported that on October 3, 2013, the former director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation on the Island (FBI), Carlos Cases, called to inform him that two counterintelligence agents were going to visit her at her office to discuss an issue. serious.
The agents informed him that Reyes Caparros was under investigation because he had agreed to make a trip to Russia, which was going to be paid for by the Russian Cultural Center in Washington, DC, which was in the FBI’s peephole. To this organization belonged the spy, Yury Zaytsev.
Rosa Emilia puts the blame squarely on FBI: “His separation from the post was always thought of as temporary. But I did not think the investigation (of the FBI) would take so long. It took two years, it took a lot. But it was not an investigation of mine, it was from the FBI”.
Francisco Reyes, plaintiff. ( firstname.lastname@example.org )
It appears that the FBI’s main concern was that Mr. Reyes might be exposed to the molesting influence of the young Russian underage prostitutes. Was this the loving, if somewhat overbearing, but the “usual paternalistic concern” on the part of the FBI, with the specific Puerto Rican flavor, in their mission to preserve Mr. Reyes chastity? Or was this particular concern of Mr. Cases based on his own personal experiences and vulnerabilities? The history and the FBI files are silent on this point for now. But just for now. We might learn something about these interesting subjects later on.
Doesn’t she look like a spy?
“Rodriguez explained that the FBI had suspicions that Russian agents, including a person they identified as a spy, used these trips to attract young professionals and recruit or blackmail them after hosting them in luxury hotels and exposing them to young underage prostitutes. He added that the FBI said he had started an investigation and ordered Reyes’ office closed, occupy his equipment and avoid contact with him.
Reyes received the invitation to travel to Russia through a childhood friend who worked as an advisor to the then governor Luis Fortuño, and who was married to the Russian consul.
Rodriguez insisted on cataloging Reyes’ interest in the trip as “irresponsible and poorly judged,” and stated that he intended to travel, despite documents shown by the plaintiff’s attorney pointing to Reyes’s efforts to request permission. In fact, a communication sent by the head of security in Washington clarified that “it is perfectly legal” to travel abroad, including Russia, provided that the form is completed for such purposes.
Reyes did not make the trip to Russia. He did not even ask for a license to do so, but according to Rodríguez, it was “because the opportunity was not presented because there was the investigation”.
The matter was referred to the Office of the Inspector General, which determined shortly after Reyes had not committed any criminal act, although some protocol violations related to travel policy and the use of office equipment to contact persons related to trip. The FBI investigation, however, lasted for about two years, and finally did not find criminal behavior.
Rodriguez said he regularly asked the FBI about the investigation in order to replace Reyes in his position. He acknowledged, however, that he never asked for a formal meeting with the FBI to address the issue. Reyes was assigned to other duties and ended up working with issues related to the Social Security office in another building.
Federal prosecutors, Jason Weida, led prosecutor Rodriguez to recall an incident for which Reyes was sanctioned.
It was that he used a photo modified with Photoshop of a security guard with a legend considered in bad taste and that made reference to an alleged homosexual tendency. “It was determined that it was an inappropriate behavior, unacceptable,” said Rodriguez.
Before the testimony of Rodriguez, at the end of the statements of Maria Dominguez, ex-prosecutor already retired but that at the time of the facts was the second in command at the local office of the federal prosecutor, in addition to the incident with the photo came to light another episode for which Reyes was also sanctioned.
This other event was related to a “gossip” that Reyes and prosecutor Carmen Márquez were investigating, and that had to do with what Dominguez described as “false and malicious accusations” that imputed to two prosecutors a questionable use of an apartment that she rented for a period of time while a high-profile case was being developed in the federal court of San Juan. Because of this situation, Márquez received a warning that did not go to his file, while Reyes received a more severe reprimand, as part of the progressive discipline application policy.
At the end of the day, Rodriguez defended the treatment given to Reyes in the prosecution, and said that despite the FBI investigation and the prohibitions against him, as well as the incidents for which he had been sanctioned, he never considered taking him out of the office.
“While all this was happening, we treated him well, we gave promotions, his salary was maintained, he was assigned a case of disability fraud that has been one of the most important in Puerto Rico, he was assigned to be a paralegal, which is a good position. and important. We wanted to give him a job in what he was prepared for, we gave him the work of statistics (of the arms initiative) and of paralegal, “said Rodriguez. “His separation from the post was always thought of as temporary. But I did not think the investigation (of the FBI) would take so long. It took two years, it took a lot. But it was not an investigation of mine, it was from the FBI, “he explained.
Today it is expected to continue the testimony of the head of the federal prosecutor and later would be testifying the plaintiff.
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Or something significantly more than that? Let me express my humble opinion very claro, my friends:
Rosa Emily Rodriguez-Velez, Russian spy
Fire Rodriguez-Velez from the DOJ, and fire Carlos Cases from the FBI, and investigate them to the heart of their bones!
Carlos Cases, Russian spy
This is long overdue in both cases, it seems to me. No puns or jokes are intended. Zis iz no djok.
And by the way, I think that they are the “Russian spies” themselves. In my humble opinion.
I also have to say, for the sake of balance and objectivity, and according to my observations and impressions, that under the current PR FBI Directorship of Mr. Leff, the things appear to be somewhat more normal and healthier. Hopefully, this is just the beginning. PR branch of the FBI plays an enormously important role in the Island’s political, social, and cultural lives, and the quality of its leadership is definitely a factor in the Island’s development.
“In the current case, former expert Francisco J. Reyes Caparrós, who is a veteran with partial disability now turned into a lawyer, alleges to have been the victim of a pattern of hostility while working in the local office of the federal prosecutor’s office, which included among other things that prevented him from doing the functions for which he had been hired,
discredited him, was the object of an unfounded campaign that he could be a Russian spy,
implemented disciplinary actions against him, threatened him with negative evaluations, isolated him from other colleagues, and eventually they will highlight him.”
“When the officer with a gun and a badge is no different from the trafficker peddling drugs in the street, we all suffer. That is why the U.S. Attorney’s Office and our law enforcement partners are determined to root out corruption, wherever and in whatever forms it may be found,” Rosa Emilia Rodríguez-Vélez, U.S. Attorney for the District of Puerto Rico, said in a statement.
When one of the highly placed law enforcement officers spreads the false rumors about “being the Russian spy” and prevents the good honest worker from doing his job, she is no different from the street rumors monger, and we all suffer. Look into the mirror, Ms. Rodriguez-Velez. I think you should resign or be fired. The same I will say about Carlos Cases, I think he has a long tail of misdeeds in Puerto Rico: resign or be fired. And I will say it again: Investigate both of them in the most thorough and exhaustive fashion. Enough is enough. They did a lot of wrong to Puerto Rico, they share their part of the responsibility for the current crisis, including the endemic corruption in law enforcement, and no pretty phrases and “responsible talk” will hide it. Fire them, and others who have to be fired, and investigate them. Bring in good new people.
1.mark (an animal, formerly a criminal or slave) with a branding iron.
synonyms: mark, stamp, burn, sear“the letter M was branded on each animal”
make a scapegoat of.
For individuals, scapegoating is a psychological defense mechanism of denial through projecting responsibility and blame on others. It allows the perpetrator to eliminate negative feelings about him or herself and provides a sense of gratification.