Friday, June 08, 2007

Why Michael Vick is worried

A few days ago, I posted a piece implying that Michael Vick had more financial resources than the Surry County, VA, authorities investigating the dog fighting allegations against him. Thus, he had little to worry about the outcome of a case brought by backwater authorities.

He can start worrying now. The federal government is on the case. The feds, acting on a sealed warrant, searched Vick's Surry County property according to an AP story published today. The search warrant was filed without the knowledge of Commonwealth Attorney Gerald Poindexter, who was described as floored by the development.

"What is foreign to me is the federal government getting into a dogfighting case. I know it's been done, but what's driving this? Is it this boy's celebrity? Would they have done this if it wasn't Michael Vick?" ~ Gerald Poindexter

Good question. It might also have been a sense of foot-dragging by the County.

According to the story, Virginia State Police participated in the federal raid. The federal team consisted of investigators from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the U.S. Attorney's office. None of them would comment for the story. The USDA and State Police were members of the Surry County investigation team.

I've suspect that the authorities in Richmond (VA) were frustrated by the pace of Surry County's investigation. Poindexter moved with deliberation, as you might when the potential witnesses against Vick are sending you letters from their jail cell. Talk about credibility of the witness!

But, what are the feds after? Surely more than an animal case. The federal law prohibiting interstate transport of dogs for fighting didn't go into effect until May 3, 2007. The allegations against Vick, or his family members, occurred before that law went into effect.

No, the feds are sniffing for something more serious. Adding to Vick's problems are accounts that he gambled large sums of money at these dog fights. Large-scale gambling by football players draws interest from three-lettered organizations: N.F.L., and I.R.S.

Stay tuned to this one, folks.


fred said...

Apparently the feds searched his property the other day. Here's a link to the story,

Anonymous said...

Pure enjoyment for everyone. michael enjoyed torturing and watching dogs kill each other ....

And the IRS (Internal Revenue Service) can enjoy taking back money that was most likely not reported as income from michael vick and his pathetic behavior.

No mercy for this low life scumbag.

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Anonymous said...

ese hombre deberia merecerse la pena de muerte es ijusto que solo le den esa condena tan corta de 6 aƱos y deberia pagar con toda su fortuna enviandola a las asociaciones protectoras de los animales

Anonymous said...

Vick makes me sick. what kind of person could let those poor dogs suffer that way and then kill them in such horrible ways? those people are sick in the head and sorry pieces of crap that do not deserve to be here, and the sorry ass people that pay to watch are just as bad as the cruel people who fight them. If the government doesn't give them what they deserve, God will.

Anonymous said...

michael vick makes me sick he should be waterd down and electracuted and hung by the neck. and he should dye that way everyone to likes michael vick makes me sick hes a cruel person and i hate him if our government dont do something more than just 1-5 years in prison then we dont have a good government it should be 5- 10 years