Saturday, August 20, 2005

Damn Logan case is still floating around the Internet. What's a poor drug agent to do?

Top of the morning gents,

As stated previously, I like doing Internet searches
on all yer uniformed asses just to see what sort of
information on this gang of killers is available.

For fun, I did a search on yours truly. Your author on
drugs.

Fuck. That Logan case is still floating around the
Internet like a dry turd that won't flush down the
toilet.

This case started so fucking long ago, I remember
consulting you coppers for strategic and logistical
advice on how we can go about ensnaring the mad Doctor
Logan.

You men are fucking champs. I would've fucked up this
investigation had not Columbo, Nay, Waller, and Squish
lectured and counciled me on local option law, federal
regulations, and pertinent firearms and drug law
precedence.

Under tough questioning from Sgt. Wahl, DA Mattern,
and Trooper Main, I think I lied well enough to
convince them that I had no outside help and hadn't
revealed anything about this case to anybody. They
fear you guys: they believe you bastards are a rogue
star chamber with this agent your puppet on a string.

They also queried me for hours about my work history
working with Nolton and Nay on the Capone case in
Kotzebue, my work with Tyler, Bleicher, and Bowman at
Mat-Su Narcotics, and the GHB date-rape drug case I
did at UAF with Trooper Nay, UAF police, Fbx police,
and Statewide Drug Enforcement. Since the NDA's
(non-disclosure agreements) I signed in 1998-2001 were
still in effect I simply never mentioned my narc work
in Scandinavia, Russia and the Baltics.

Fuck, confession ain't good for shit, especially the
soul. I could see anger and frustration with the older
farts when I answered questions honestly about my
criminal involvement and cooperation with my targets.

When Mattern and Wahl pulled up legal histories on all
my previous undercover drug cases, they were greatly
angered by repeated claims from the defendants that I
was the 'Kingpin' or 'Ringleader' in our criminal
exploits.

Sure. Like I induced these wise guys to commit crimes
they would not have normally committed had I not
penetrated, assisted and perfected their criminal
operations prior to my rapid disassembly of their
illegal business models.

Of course I colluded with the defendants in cost
containment and revenue enhancement. I even coached
the afformentioned dumbasses on improving their
marijuana growing techniques and output, LSD and
cocaine smuggling from Seattle, and the use of frozen
fish, meat and muktuk as a ruse to contain small
packets of powdered and papered drugs. Shoot, I even
offered the use of my frequent dog kennel shipments as
a means to smuggle fortified freight.

Freelance agent my ass. I've never been able to
investigate, penetrate, and terminate any drug
smuggling operations without the help, guidance, and
oversight of you lot: my dirty dozen.

Even when I worked narc jobs in Eastern Europe and
Russia I had oversight from at least one of you at any
time. The only times I wasn't in direct contact with
you coppers was when I was in jail, hence the periods
I was out of contact, I was also out of luck and
freedom.

You lads are the only reason I'm alive today.

And I thank each and every one of you.

Westlake and Octuck were right, every community and
village loves their drug dealers and bootleggers, yet
absolutely despise the operative torpedo that
disintegrated their illicit supply chain and sales
outlets.

Take a read.

Again, heartfelt thanks to you invisible coppers.

Karl. (the supposed clandestine dummy mastermind)

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Alaska: Professor brought to ground over bootlegging
alcohol and marijuana

Why would a nationally known economist earning roughly
$100,000 a year working as a tenured professor and
consultant decide to start bootlegging Alcohol and
Marijuana into rural villages?

Former University of Alaska Fairbanks professor and
ex-Fairbanks North Star Borough Assemblyman Bob
Logan's defense attorney Bill Satterberg could only
speculate he did it for the excitement.

"He's kind of into the extreme stuff," Satterberg said
during Logan's final sentencing hearing at Rabinowitz
Courthouse Friday morning--hearings also took place
Tuesday and Thursday. "Here's somebody that has lived
on the edge, is a loner and basically got enamored
with that concept. Basically it was the flying through
the Arctic, sneaking through passes in his Super Cub,
coming in below the radar."

It's an assessment of Logan that Superior Court Judge
Charles Pengilly agreed with when handing down a
combined one-year sentence for two cases involving
bootlegging Alcohol to Barrow and selling Marijuana to
an undercover drug investigator in Fairbanks in
September 2003. That Marijuana, prosecutors said, was
also intended for rural villages.

"I have extensive experience in dealing with charges
like this," said Pengilly, who has been a judge in
Fairbanks for more than 14 years. "I have never been
called upon to sentence anybody that's a nationally
recognized economist with a PhD."

With that, Pengilly said Logan "has really
extraordinary rehabilitation potential."

Logan admitted to flying 60 750-milliliter bottles of
Alcohol into Barrow that he sold for more than $4,500
to an undercover investigator. The day of his arrest,
he sold 4 ounces of Marijuana to the same investigator
in the parking lot at Pike's Landing.

Alaska State Trooper investigator Karl Main testified
at the hearing Thursday not only about the events
surrounding Logan's arrest, but also about the effects
Alcohol has in rural Alaska. He has fished dead
children out of rivers because the parents were too
drunk to watch them and has had to deal with a person
who shot someone after handling a shotgun while
intoxicated.

Logan gave a statement that lasted over 20 minutes
during the hearing Friday morning. He said he takes
responsibility for his actions and apologized to the
residents of Barrow for supplying the city with
illegal booze.

Logan also asked that he be made an example, and asked
the state to not only prosecute him but to go after
others who continue bringing Alcohol into villages.

His defense attorney, Satterberg, singled out the
informant in the case against Logan, Barrow resident
Karl Ewing. Satterberg suggested Ewing turned on his
former teacher and friend of more than six years after
accepting three cases of liquor in Barrow and not
paying Logan for them.

Months into the investigation, Ewing asked
investigators to pay him for his cooperation.

Investigators said Ewing was paid $5,000.

"The evidence is clear that Mr. Ewing has been in the
business of selling Alcohol in Barrow, has been in the
business of selling drugs" and said he's still in the
business of selling Alcohol, Satterberg said. "Mr.
Ewing, however, needs to be, I think, exposed."

Logan--who said he resigned from his job as a tenured
economics professor last spring while the University
of Alaska Fairbanks was investigating him--spoke
emphatically during his statement while explaining it
was Ewing who supplied him with the knowledge to grow
Marijuana in his home and that Logan was a good pupil.


Main said it isn't possible to learn how to grow such
high-quality Marijuana with just a few months of
experience. The drug investigator said the Marijuana
Logan sold him was some of the best he's ever seen.
"He knew what he was doing," Main said Thursday.
Assistant District Attorney Scott Mattern argued that
Logan was trying to displace the blame.

"You can blame Mr. Ewing all you want, but Mr. Ewing's
supply came from Mr. Logan," Mattern said.

Logan had tried to get the case dismissed, saying his
accomplice had supplied him with the means for the
bootlegging scheme.

When the entrapment claims didn't stick, Logan agreed
to hand over his truck and Super Cub PA18 to the state
during a plea deal in August in exchange for a
nine-month sentencing cap in the Barrow case.

The deal reduced the Fairbanks case from five counts
of fourth-degree misconduct involving a controlled
substance to one count accusing Logan of growing,
processing, delivering and selling marijuana.

Logan faced a total of 10 counts in the Barrow case:
Four counts of fourth-degree misconduct involving a
controlled substance, four counts of selling Alcohol
without a license, one count of selling Alcohol in a
village where it is highly regulated and one count of
importing alcohol.

The Marijuana charges were dropped and the rest of the
charges were consolidated into one that accused him of
illegally selling alcoholic beverages imported into a
damp village.

Besides the year in jail, Pengilly accepted Logan's
suggestion and set a condition that Logan use his
expertise to submit a paper researching the economic
implications that fetal Alcohol syndrome has on rural
villages for his 60 hours of community service.

Before Logan's lengthy testimony, Mattern argued that
Logan was not thinking about the implications of his
actions while he was committing the crimes.

"Mr. Logan was worried more about his money and how
much he could make so he could afford another trip to
the Philippines than the consequences of what he was
doing," Mattern said.

Logan admitted to spreadsheets found at his house
after his arrest detailing profits he expected to get
from the bootlegging venture.

"I'm an economist, I'm interested in crunching
numbers," he said while testifying on his behalf
Thursday.

But Mattern suggested Logan was only looking at it as
a business venture.

"People who wrote letters on his behalf said he's not
a violent offender but his offense leads directly to
violence in the villages and that's where it was
headed and he knew that's where it was headed,"
Mattern said.

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