Colin Sullivan: You’re an FBI informant? Are you fucking kidding me?
Frank Costello: Grow up! Of course I talked to the FBI.
Colin Sullivan: Do they know who I am?
Frank Costello: I… I never gave up anybody… who wasn’t going down anyway. Nobody knows nothin’.
Colin Sullivan: Frank… Frank. Do they know about me?
The Departed 2006
I’ve been busy with my own things lately but Stacy McCain is still on the Neal Rauhauser story and noted an… interesting development at the beginning of the week:
OK, so what’s going on here? Why has someone within Anonymous started publishing these recorded phone calls and other documents?
We can speculate on motives, but my best guess is that Rauhauser is suspected of being a government snitch, and this evidence is being published by someone who is trying to make Rauhauser “radioactive” — an untouchable, an enemy of Anonymous — so that every hacker will be warned to stay away from Rauhauser.
Interesting Anonymous has a problem with Rauhauser, chooses to dump this stuff, and a few days later suddenly Stacy notes another….interesting development:
Exactly why left-wing lawyer Jay Leiderman felt it necessary to denounce Neal Rauhauser, I’m not sure. Perhaps it has something to do with the apparent suspicion among members of Anonymous that Neal Rauhauser is a paid federal informant:
Very interesting…it would explain why the Kimberlin/Rauhauser stuff never seemed to make an impression on anyone with authority, Stacy continues:
As a law-abiding citizen, I am all in favor of people helping the FBI arrest criminal hackers, but the hackers at Anonymous may feel differently. Considering that one of the files posted by Anonymous includes Neal Rauhauser’s admission that he was “Carlito2000,” who helped prokoke the meltdown that sent former Anonymous spokesman Barrett Brown to federal prison . . . Well, that’s probably just a coincidence, huh?
Yes a coincidence, an interesting coincidence and I’m sure Stacy will have more actual facts as they come out but here is what jumped out at me.
Rauhauser’s actions have been well documented and commented on for a while, yet none of that was enough for Jay Liederman to abandon him. Yet Anonymous leaks information that could suggest Neal was working with the FBI and violá he is cast aside.
Perhaps Liederman, being a man of the left, considers association with the FBI, even through a second party, unwelcome. Maybe he is afraid of Anonymous, after all many are but consider.
It’s my understanding that lawyers are by definition officers of the court. That being the case am I the only person who finds this lawyer’s decision to move away from Neil Rauhauser when he is abandoned by a lawless group very ….interesting?