The net widens

Some members of Greensboro’s check-kiting club were arrested yesterday near Brandon, Mississippi.  The N&R is on the case and The Troublemaker has even more.

As I was reading the two articles this morning I got the feeling that this thing isn’t just about stealing from local banks; two passages pinged my radar.

The N&R reports that, ”The U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency, the Secret Service and the U.S. Postal Service are now part of the investigation.”  In his independent reporting, Holder happens to mention an item related by the Brandon police department about the location of the arrest, “…I-20…between the major cities of Dallas and Atlanta. This part of the Interstate is also often used to traffic drugs.”

I may be mistaken, but I doubt the DEA would get dragged into the investigation of a check-kiting scheme unless there is suspicion about something involving the first name of that agency.

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  1. inkslinger336
    Posted March 10, 2007 at 8:52 am | Permalink

    Maybe Turnbull’s business was left “in good hands” while he is away.

  2. Posted March 10, 2007 at 9:35 am | Permalink

    I contend that this op was undetected and doing just fine until somebody got arrested and started talking. The only major bust around here last month was a supervisor at the Guilford County Juvenile Detention center who sold a quarter kilo of coke to a policeman.

  3. Posted March 10, 2007 at 9:37 am | Permalink
  4. Posted March 10, 2007 at 1:12 pm | Permalink

    Just for the record, the N&R reported they were arresnted on Thursday originally. I reported they were taken into custody on Tuesday. The N&R has since changed their story to match mine. This lil tid bit is for those that appreciate the facts.

  5. Wendell Sawyer
    Posted March 10, 2007 at 3:27 pm | Permalink


    Good point. Since the first news stories were published by the N&R about this investigation, the name “DEA� has appeared. There, the name sits like a 300-pound gorilla and there is no explanation, no follow up. Inquiring minds would like to know.

    It seems to me that a daily newspaper might have some interest in discovering why this particular federal agency is involved in the case. Why hasn’t the N&R engaged in a little, minimal investigative journalism into this subject?

  6. Posted March 10, 2007 at 10:56 pm | Permalink

    Perhaps, Wendell, the N&R is waiting for the blogs to source this story then tag along…

    Thanks for that story link, Fec. I didn’t know about it. Your stool pigeon theory is sound.

  7. Posted March 10, 2007 at 11:48 pm | Permalink

    Your stool pigeon theory is sound.

    But it aint correct. This thing is gonna shock the crap outta most….

  8. Posted March 11, 2007 at 9:47 am | Permalink

    Thanks, Ben. I should’ve known you were on top of this.

  9. Joe Guarino
    Posted March 11, 2007 at 1:56 pm | Permalink

    Excellent post, David. This is not the first multi-jurisdictional investigation about which we have read recently.

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