FBI EXCLUSION OF EXCULPATORY EVIDENCE
8.0 FBI EXCLUSION OF EXCULPATORY EVIDENCE:
FBI-LA confirmed his knowledge of STRIKE during the June 8, 2014 interrogation of HOBBS stating “We know all about STRIKE. Forget about him. He is in Hawaii. You’re in the Thai legal system get a good lawyer”.
This was the first indication to HOBBS that the FBI was involved in this matter and intended to exclude obvious exculpatory evidence from consideration by the RTP. Pol.Lt.Col. Aomsin confirmed in court testimony that the FBI-LA left Banglamung police station saying nothing to RTP about STRIKE yet this subject and suspect were clearly raised and discussed during the interrogation.
FBI-LA excluded the RTP from the interrogation of HOBBS in violation of US investigative procedures which allowed him to continue to conceal the FBI’s deception of the RTP. HOBBS provided a photo of STRIKE and media reports about his arrest to FBI-LA and Donohue yet FBI-LA did not feel it necessary to divulge or verify this information to RTP. Verification was not necessary because he and ICE already knew about STRIKE as he stated.
HOBBS also reminded FBI-LA that he worked at Sindhorn Tower in Bangkok providing a business card as evidence. This is consistent with FBI-LA’s and ICE’s own records and contrary to the false assertions by FBI-LA and its paid informant NOJA to the RTP. FBI-LA made no effort to inform RTP of a possible error in the investigation or STRIKE. FBI-LA clearly did not want RTP to learn of the DOJ’s deception since the RTP investigation and false arrest warrant was based upon his investigation and THAI VICTIM’s testimony of June 2013 as he stated in his report on April 11, 2013.
8.1 EXCULPATORY EVIDENCE:
Not including the exculpatory evidence about STRIKE, exculpatory evidence includes; multiple daily finger print scans at Sindhorn Tower Bangkok; six additional witness testimonies confirming HOBBS has nothing to do with MIDTOWN; emails and testimony of Daniel Clark confirming that HOBBS purchased the van in Bangkok and was immediately handed over to him for the business; another vehicle registration used by HOBBS; a work permit for Marubeni Corporation; three years of MIDTOWN lease documents in the name of Daniel Clark; title deed of Bangkok condominium in the name of HOBBS; seven clean backup drives; no evidence obtained from RTP’s investigation of HOBBS’ computer and phone.
Yet regardless of the DOJ being provided all of this evidence and a May 2, 2016 RTP request for STRIKE’s extradition, an August 6, 2015 Thailand Attorney General final non-prosecution order confirming HOBBS’ innocence and that the testimony of the CAMBODIAN VICTIM is not to be believed and that the THAI VICTIM recanted his “alleged” testimony and has identified STRIKE, DOJ Legal Attache PEARCE still continues to insist in his internal DOJ email of February 5, 2015 and to this day to allege that HOBBS is still guilty of these crimes.
In comparison, if the DOJ had used the same measure of evidence to assume Mr. HOBBS’ guilt then he never would have been the subject of an FBI “full investigation”. PEARCE’s and FBI-LA’s objections to investigate and prosecute STRIKE or acknowledge the innocence of HOBBS can only be motivated by their efforts to conceal their activities from the DOJ, the Department of State and the RTP or accept “responsibility” for their actions.