Ex-FBI Agent Busted, Claims It Was Really an Undercover Operation

[Moxley Confidential] Highly trained ex-law-enforcement officers planned armed heist, plus parolee accuses sheriff's department and OC Register of unexplained racism

Calvin James Calvin, who is supposed to be serving a 13-year prison term, claims OCSD officials violated his constitutional rights by denying him medical care after he suffered an injury while serving as a trustee at the Theo Lacy Jail.

But most of the hand-scribbled federal lawsuit addresses Calvin's anger at a May 31, 2013, Register article written by Eric Hartley. He claims without explanation that Hartley's work is "racist" and a violation of his civil rights because the reporter—again, unexplained—acted under the color of state authority. His reasoning for his incarceration: "Cover up of Mr. Tony Rackauckas, the head district attorney," who supposedly ate dinner in his office with a man and discussed "aroma M.D. medical deal."

Calvin, who claims he has informed the FBI and Secret Service about his victimization, is demanding $5 million in compensation, a Register retraction printed for 30 consecutive days and an article about Rackauckas' corruption.

Bob Aul
Vo Duong Tran's mugshot
Vo Duong Tran's mugshot

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"Thank you in advance," he wrote to U.S. District Court Magistrate Judge Carla Woehrle, who will decide if the complaint is technically sound and worthy of a future hearing.

Last year, Calvin sued Superior Court Judge William R. Froeberg, Senior Deputy District Attorney Cameron Talley and Rackauckas for their roles in his conviction. He claimed they denied him medical care and access to the jail law library and that they are racists. He sought $10 million in damages, but U.S. District Court Judge George H. King dismissed that case as maliciously frivolous last June.

Calvin's most ambitious lawsuit happened in 2010. He sued then-Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger for wrecking his marriage and violating numerous constitutional rights by raiding his homes. He unsuccessfully sought $50 million in compensation.

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fishwithoutbicycle
fishwithoutbicycle topcommenter

Tran sounds like the actor who gets caught committing a crime and claims they were just doing "research" for a movie roll...

ltpar
ltpar topcommenter

Moral of the story is "Don't do the crime, if you can't do the time."  Good job by the FBI and better job by the U.S. Attorney in putting these guys where they need to be.  

fishwithoutbicycle
fishwithoutbicycle topcommenter

LOL I meant to say "movie role" not "movie roll"...I suppose the latter would be appropriate if one were applying for stunt work. :-D

949girl
949girl topcommenter

@sweetliberty17761776 to quote your own words that you used with me "we can put more than a finger on your racism".  

949girl
949girl topcommenter

@sweetliberty17761776 @949girl don't be a hypocrite, your statement is far more racial than mine.  You meant the "off the boat" comment to be an insult as if the FBI isn't dumb like people who are off the boat are.  But nice try.  

949girl
949girl topcommenter

@sweetliberty17761776 @949girl I expressed my opinion that I think white men who date Asian women exclusively are weird.  Yes, I jumped to the conclusion that he exclusively dates Asian women based on the 3 mentioned in the article.  Why is that racist?  Please specifically tell me how that is a racist statement.   It's my opinion from people who I personally know that I formed this opinion.   Please explain why that is racist as opposed to me just having my view but it's ok for you to throw around an Asian stereotype of being off the boat and that wouldn't be considered racist, which I don't believe it to be, but it's no different than what I said.  

 
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