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A US card cloner forced would-be gang members to take part in group sex sessions as part of an initiation ceremony designed to weed out undercover cops, according to a detective. Vikas Yadav - an Indian national resident in Athens, Georgia, at the time of his crimes but has since been deported - used chat rooms frequented by …

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I think this would make a wonderful setting for a sitcom

Paging BBC3 or E4, are you reading?

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GOOD AFTERNOON GENTLEMEN

I am now based in London, please send applications...

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Paris Hilton

Well that's some job interview. I wonder if the DSS will be providing a course on this for the long term unemployed?

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I was asked if I minded sharing an office with a woman, at a job interview many years ago. Maybe I wasn't listening properly, and he actually said orifice...

This (and a couple of equally weird questions) persuaded me that here was a man I didn't want to work for. He subsequently made the national press, by making someone dance like a chicken, at an interview for a sales job.

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Paris Hilton

Presumably...

...they're all now in the care of the Department of Correction. Which doesn't sound like punishment for the main perp, does it?

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Consistency

"Riddick was sentenced to two years of probation after he pleaded guilty to interstate transportation of stolen property. McQuiller and Grittner pleaded guilty to conspiracy to defraud, earning jail terms of 30 months and 10 months respectively."

That's a lot less than they're threatening Gary Mckinnon or Richard O'Dwyer with isn't it?

Bear in mind these are proper criminals, caught in the act, stealing REAL (as opposed to intellectual) property by spending other people's money.

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Oh wait they pleaded guilty. If Mckinnon pleaded guilty he was offered a year . But hey don't let facts ruin a good rant.

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Wikipedia is your friend...

"Representing McKinnon in the House of Lords on 16 June 2008, barristers told the Law Lords that the prosecutors had said McKinnon faced a possible 8–10 years in jail per count if he contested the charges (there were seven counts) without any chance of repatriation, but only 37–46 months if he co-operated and went voluntarily to the US. US-style plea bargains are not a part of English jurisprudence (although it is standard practice to reduce the sentence by one-third for a defendant who pleads guilty) and McKinnon's lawyers contended that in effect this was intimidation to force McKinnon to waive his legal rights. McKinnon also claimed that he had been told that he could serve part of his sentence in the UK if he co-operated. He rejected the offer because the Americans would not guarantee these concessions."

So it was 3+ years they offered, but would not give any guarantees.

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I wonder if the former criminal is planning on paying 20 menthol Kools to do a surgical shine job on his eyeballs?

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Ah you silly Brits,

every 'Merkin knows that 3+ court years = 3+ dog years, which is closer to 6 months in real years.

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capable != installed

Any old PC with 4 drive bays is capable of holding 12 TB - not much of a claim really...

The HP microserver under my desk could do that - hardly damning evidence.

Look your honour the man was found with Tesco bags capable of holing 30 TB of porn...

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If it had happened in the UK

This kind of initiation ceremony would have failed. He'd probably find his whole team was made up of undercover cops by the time he was arrested.

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Re: If it had happened in the UK

You're forgetting a few judges and well connected MPs would have also been in on it so they'd have been let off.

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Probably would have been buried in applications..

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"This kind of initiation ceremony would have failed"

It rather seemed like the Tories used this sort of recruiting practise back in the day, didn't it? I think that on the whole they've been more successful than labour in recent decades.

If the stories about the Etonian extra-curricular acitivies are to be believed, they probably still do.

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Cleary needs to feel the rod of correction.

Where is a moderatrix when you need her?

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PLAYMOBIL!!!!!!!

Everyone here knows the rest.

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Was he...

...getting more bang for your buck?

His motto: "credit card frad, together we can beat it"

Talk about tiring up your assets.

Ok, I'll stop now!

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How

can I apply?

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Paris Hilton

Nice quote, given the context

“This took one of the most bizarre turns in any case I’ve ever come across,”

snigger.

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Instead of fraud

Why didn't he just go legit with the porn thing?

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