J********, first of all, I come to you in peace. I have never contacted you or your family in any way, shape or form. As a matter of fact, I blocked you on Facebook from the beginning and it is for that same reason that I am not writing your name publicly, or mentioning your family by name, or even your employer. Even though we have never communicated, I’m guessing you know who I am.
I know you have no reason to trust me or believe in me, but take a deep breath and a take a couple of steps back from the chaos surrounding you and just ask yourself if I am credible at this point? If so, continue reading.
It is obvious and clear that you are at the point that you need a criminal defense attorney. I suggest you speak to one immediately and one of your own choosing. An experienced criminal attorney licensed in the state of Tennessee. Your conversation with that attorney is confidential, so no one will know.
You should ask that attorney if you are in any sort of trouble at this point. I already know the answer to that question, but you need to hear it from a neutral third party. If you are potentially facing criminal charges, then the next question is “what is my next step?” Most likely, your attorney will have to call the local police department and FBI office to arrange a surrender.
I’m sure your attorney would say that is the best option because cooperating always puts one in good standing with the law. Unfortunately, you are in the position that you have to choose between the lesser of two evils, but that could change in your favor. But, only you have the power.
Now, of course, I know you have been fed a line or two, but let me ask you this- why are you now the face and voice of Nashville Bike Week? Why are you calling companies and promising wire transfers that never happen? Here’s a hint- the guy next to you, he won’t go down by himself and he needs to point the finger to someone else. You are his scapegoat.
He has lived a life of crime. You know it and I know it. Again, you don’t need to believe anything I’m telling you, but just ask your attorney if I am wrong. But again, look at the credibility factor. As a matter of fact, the guy you met is not even the guy you met. That’s not his real name. He lied not only to you about something as simple as his name, but he has lied to the court about his name, and has lied to thousands of people as well. What else has he not been truthful about?
There are certain truths in all this. One, he has four warrants pending and a possible fifth warrant come Friday. He has multiple convictions for “bouncing checks” and for scams similar to Nashville Bike Week. Now, you have been around him long enough so here is a simple question- do you really believe this is going forward? Just look at the facts and ask your attorney if I am wrong. My last blog is even clear on the issue of Mass Gathering Application.
I blogged yesterday that human behavior is predictable. If I am right, you are experiencing stress and anxiety like never before. You aren’t a hardened criminal, as a matter of fact, it seems you don’t have a criminal record at all. However, you are living life like you are a criminal. For what? For whom? Why? For a few Airbnb stays? Here’s another question- were you promised the world on a silver platter? What did you receive instead?
You know it is a fact that if you are convicted of crimes, the odds of you getting a decent job to support you and your family decreases 100 fold and you certainly cannot keep your current job. Any conviction of financial crimes means you are most likely to never able to obtain employment that requires you to handle monies/funds. I don’t know if he is your son or nephew from the photos shown to me from social media, but what is clear is that you love him and he loves you. But, how he sees you in the future, that all depends on you.
Is living from motel to motel, eating fast food, hiding, always looking over your shoulder the life you wish to live? If so, then continue to do what you are doing, but if not, then you know what you have to do.
I know this isn’t easy and most likely is the most difficult decision you have ever had to make in your young life. But the fact is this is not the life you were raised to live. This is not the life your mother wanted you to live. Just ask her. Show her the public records on his past and let her know what is happening in the now.
You have seen his posts bashing women, men, and children individually. Is this the type of person your family wants you to associate with? If you had a daughter, would you want him around your daughter? Do you want him as the father of your child? This is completely out of character for you and I understand it is because you have been manipulated, but, it is not too late.
Fact is you are hiding. You cannot attend conventions for your employment any longer for fear you may be spotted. You can’t visit someone to sell your product line because you don’t know if that person is law enforcement as part of an undercover sting.
You cannot get pulled over for the simplest of traffic infractions because it will lead straight to jail. Can you afford bond? Can you afford an attorney to represent you in a complex financial fraud case? You can’t be active on Facebook and social media because law enforcement is watching and without the use of social media, you lose the ability to earn income from your product line. You have no place to call home at the moment.
You can’t see your family and you won’t even be able to contact them because if they reply to you, they may fear they get charged with aiding/abetting. This is worse than being in prison!
I know you are scared. I would be and so would anyone else in your position. Your future does not have to be surrounded by darkness and uncertainty. You have everything to gain just as easy as you have everything to lose. Just think about what I am saying. That is all I ask.
As I mentioned before, I haven’t contacted you directly and will not initiate any contact with you. I will never write to you directly again whether blogging or on social media. This is a one shot deal. This ends in one of two ways. I can only lead a horse to water…
EDITED 5/18/17 12:52 EST.
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