INS Agent Joseph Occhipinti
One of countless other government agents who paid a heavy price as DOJ prosecutors retaliated against him for exposing drug smuggling that was protected by politicians was INS agent Joseph Occhipinti. His story and the sordid corruption of DOJ officials are described in the book, Drugging America. A brief thumbnail overview is given here.
Occhipinti was a key figure in charge of a multi-agency drug task force in the New York-New Jersey area, and constituted a threat to Dominican and other drug traffickers (including the drug trafficking of the group that later bombed the World Trade Center in 1993). His actions disturbed New York politicians, including New York City mayor David Dinkins (and surely some at the federal level),
DOJ prosecutors charged Occhipinti with violating the civil rights of a bodega owner by not first asking for permission to investigate for drugs, something that Occhipinti denied. DOJ prosecutors and a black female federal judge, Constance Baker Motley denied Occhipinti the right to have numerous witnesses appear during trial.
In another example of the harm that a naive or biased jury can bring about, Occhipinti was judged guilty and sentenced to federal prison. That halted the drug interdiction activities of other federal agents.
Under Mayor David Dinkins, crime skyrocketed, which was reversed by the succeeding mayor, Rudolph (Rudy) Giuliani.
It is of interest that the drug trafficking of the Hoboken,, New Jersey terrorists that subsequently bombed the World Trade Center in 1993 might have been facilitated by the Department of Justice actions again Occhipinti.
There is much more relating to this case, containing the names of prominent people in government.
His story is detailed in the book, Defrauding America, by Rodney Stich.
Documentary Books Showing Corruption Among
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