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Justice Department organized crime chief is prosecutor on RICO case



By Johnnie Rosario


The United States government has brought out the big guns to go after organized crime in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands that federal documents show involve local government officials, casino officials, construction company owners, a foreign nationals from China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan.


David L. Jaffe, the prosecutor who filed the RICO case against casino and construction officials that was unsealed this morning, is the head of the Organized Crime and Gang Section at the U.S. Department of Justice.


He also has prosecuted numerous complex violent crime, narcotics, white collar, and RICO cases.


Peter Wu, Jianmin Xu, and Yan Shi were indicted August 1, 2019 on 71 counts of crimes involving RICO Conspiracy, Conspiracy to Harbor Illegal Aliens, Harboring Illegal Aliens, Unlawful Employment of Aliens, and International Promotional Money Laundering.


Mr. Jaffe has been prosecuting these types of crimes since 2002, when he was the Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York. In 2006 he started at the Justice Department in Washington, D.C. as Deputy Chief of the Gang Unit, then served as Deputy Chief of the Human Rights and Special Prosecutions division from 2008 to 2010. He then served as acting Principal Deputy Chief for Litigation before his appointment as Principal Deputy Chief of the OCGS.

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Well, it's a start.


I am hoping that Gov. Torres (and his law firm) face justice. And whatever happened to the "Dirty 30?" or the vast RICO warrant between the IPI casino and the CNMI administration?

But that was last November, and yes yes I know it takes time to prepare a case, but jeez. It would be a thrill to see the FBI do their jobs and follow through.

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frpprfiii
frpprfiii
Aug 05, 2020

Wondering if those earlier high level ex FBI and ex intel folks part of the indictments?🤡

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albertpalacios1268
albertpalacios1268
Aug 04, 2020

They are here and coming for you corrupted dirty 30 and maybe add 3 or 5 more from the bottom to the top! its over and you the involved are going down!

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Sharon Molina
Sharon Molina
Aug 04, 2020

At last!

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