I have gotten feedback on this Las Vegas Review Journal article and how troubling that their own clients were recording their conversation with the attorneys representing them, one of whom was the “illustrious” Daniel Marks.
Thanks to the LVRJ, which was able to get the recording before it was sealed by the court, they were able to detail exactly what happened. As they tell it,
“Two marshals suing in the case, Eric Prunty and Kenneth Hawkes, visited with Marks and Levine, recording them without their knowledge in May 2016. They were unhappy with the terms of a proposed settlement that also would have settled a separate lawsuit between the Clark County Deputy Marshals Association, a union which represents marshals, and the county.
With a recorder capturing every word, the two marshals made clear their displeasure as they talked with the attorneys. The account is contained in a now-sealed motion that was part of a dispute over representation after they found Steven Parsons to represent them on an individual basis. The Las Vegas Review-Journal obtained the court documents before they were sealed.”
You just can’t make up this stuff.
Undercover for Payment, Informant or Snitch?
Obviously, Adam Levine has issues understanding words and what they mean. I hope this will clarify it once and for all. I want to make it clear to Adam Levine, unlike other people in his life, it has been a struggle for me, but I have never filed bankruptcy like Rick Bonvicin, his client, or Christina Frye, or had to change my name. I live in the open, accept responsibilities and have paid all of my obligations. I’ve never taken the easy way out and have faced my problems head-on. I would think Adam Levine would be smart enough to leave well enough alone and not make condescending, derogatory comments about me to another lawyer. So let this website be a reminder to the arrogant, cocky, condescending lawyer. I take offense to him and his actions. And all this is my opinion.
Undercover, informant, snitch – each of these words carry different connotations related to the kind of work someone does in relaying information about one party to a third party without the first party knowing that information is being gathered on them. But each word has a radically different significance.
I’ve been referred to as a snitch by Adam Levine to another attorney. That’s not who I am or what I do. Let me take a minute to describe the nuances of the differences of the meanings of those words:
- Undercover: This is an “outside-in” process where the police or the feds will hire someone from outside their own organization to get placed inside of, or close to, a criminal or criminal activity, gain the confidence of a criminal or crime group, and collect information to be used by authorities to arrest, charge and prosecute.
- Informant: A step above snitch. Informant work is often done as someone who once snitched on someone else, and then becomes an informant out of self-preservation; returning to the criminal side is not an option for a variety of reasons. Still has a bit of a negative connotation. An informant has often been involved criminally and has information that the police or feds value and will pay for. It’s an “inside-out” process, if you will.
- Snitch: Has a very negative connotation. Implies that the person doing the informing is guilty of some sort of wrongdoing – is a criminal – and instead of being punished, turns on other criminal elements and hands over information to authorities to avoid or reduce whatever charges he or she may be facing. Often viewed by both the authorities, criminals and the public at large as someone unworthy of respect.
I was approached by the Las Vegas FBI to assist in an undercover capacity concerning Rick Bonvicin. It was a very tedious and intense undercover assignment.
I don’t engage in criminal activity, and I was not in a position where I needed to leverage inside knowledge to avoid being punished for a crime. There’s a big difference and a huge leap between doing that and assisting and being paid by the FBI to provide assistance to them in a federal case.