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My SWATting: Perpetrator Reaches Plea Agreement in Federal Felony Case UPDATE: Investigation Is Continuing

Posted on | July 9, 2015 | 80 Comments

A letter arrived by Federal Express today from the U.S. Attorney’s Office for Washington D.C.:

Dear Mr. McCain:
We have learned that you are a victim of criminal activity involving conduct known as “swatting.” . . .
A federal investigation has revealed that several individuals participated in a scheme to commit swatting in the course of which these individuals committed various federal criminal offenses. You were a victim of criminal conduct which resulted in swattings in that you were swatted.
A federal investigation has reveal that several individuals participated in a scheme to commit doxing, in the course of which, these individuals committed various federal criminal offenses. Personal identifying information associated with you was posted on the website used by these individuals.
One of the individuals who participated in this scheme to commit doxing has been charged with the commission of a federal offense related to that activity. . . . This individual has agreed to accept responsibility for the commission of this offense and will be entering a guilty plea in Federal Court in Washington, D.C.
This letter is intended to notify you that you are a victim and that, as a victim, you have certain rights pursuant to Title 18, United States Code, Section 3771. . .

Readers of this blog never previously knew that I was SWATted, because I never mentioned this incident. Nor have I described here the numerous ways in which I have been harassed — costing me thousands of dollars in lost revenue and harm to my personal and professional reputation — because I made up my mind to tell the truth about certain people who didn’t want the truth to be known.

“Never Doubt That God Answers Prayer,” and thanks to all the readers who know the Five Most Important Words in the English Language:



P.S.: Don’t jump to conclusions. I don’t know how (or even if) this SWATting is connected to the general pattern of harassment I have experienced since May 2012, and this incident occurred after I had moved from my former Maryland residence. Until I can get more information and provide it to readers, I ask that commenters refrain from speculation about who was involved in this federal crime, or what their motive might have been to target me. Speaking personally, however, I don’t believe in coincidences. — RSM

UPDATE (1:30 p.m. EDT): Just spoke to an official who explained that (a) the indictment is “under seal”; (b) the perpetrator who has reached a plea agreement cannot be named; and (c) the investigation is continuing. From this we may surmise, based upon knowledge of similar cases, that the perpetrator has made a full confession and is cooperating with the continuing investigation of his or her co-conspirators.

By the time the full scope of this conspiracy becomes public, it is likely that we we learn a great deal about the methods by which these criminals operate. Let it be known that the feds are getting serious about prosecuting “SWATting,” and the associated activity of “doxing.” Let justice be done. Let the guilty fear punishment for their crimes, so that the innocent need never fear. — RSM



80 Responses to “My SWATting: Perpetrator Reaches Plea Agreement in Federal Felony Case UPDATE: Investigation Is Continuing”

  1. Adjoran
    July 10th, 2015 @ 6:18 am

    Finding where a person is located isn’t all that difficult if they stay in the same place for a period of time. It’s why people like Rauhauser stay on the move.

  2. Adjoran
    July 10th, 2015 @ 6:19 am

    We can do it, just don’t post it.

    I’ve got a little list
    Not one of them’d be missed

  3. Adjoran
    July 10th, 2015 @ 6:21 am

    Some 911 systems enable notations for the dispatcher on calls from a given number or address. There may not be enough cases of calls about a third location to make that feature worth including, though.

  4. Quartermaster
    July 10th, 2015 @ 7:38 am

    Hard to make out. Are those bullet holes in the rear glass?

  5. Gunga
    July 10th, 2015 @ 7:54 am

    The last time I took my Mossberg to the groomer she dropped everything just to help me. They are real attention getters…

  6. Jeanette Victoria
    July 10th, 2015 @ 8:18 am

    We found no spent shells we don’t know. The whole rearview window was shattered. Too bad my pit was inside snoozing

  7. Jeanette Victoria
    July 10th, 2015 @ 8:20 am


  8. Jeanette Victoria
    July 10th, 2015 @ 8:22 am

    I suppose I shouldn’t be surprised but it is disturbing when all the vile (and liberal) stalking trolls end up communicating with each other.

  9. kilo6
    July 10th, 2015 @ 8:30 am

    My limited understanding of SWATing is that some of the perpetrators have used caller ID spoofing techniques (a specific application of telephony hacking and IP spoofing) to simulate a call originating from the residence which they’re targeting. It isn’t necessarily a 3rd party saying “I heard something violent next door”, it’s a sociopath spoofing a call saying “I just shot my spouse” or some such thing which will initiate an armed response from local SWAT.
    Please note, I have absolutely no idea what happened to our host or who did it nor am I speculating on what happened. This comment is just based on some generic stuff I read on an IT forum about SWATing back when a few of these incidents happened.

  10. RS
    July 10th, 2015 @ 10:16 am

    Apologies for the OT, but I thought our host and readers might enjoy this via David Thompson.

  11. Dustin
    July 10th, 2015 @ 10:34 am


  12. Grandson Of TheGrumpus
    July 10th, 2015 @ 11:50 am

    Thank you for the information! I really appreciate your taking the time and expending the effort to bring me up-to-speed!

  13. Quartermaster
    July 10th, 2015 @ 2:18 pm

    I like that final “rebuttal.” It means you’ve won.

  14. Quartermaster
    July 10th, 2015 @ 2:29 pm

    And when you play with them, they are real blast.

  15. Quartermaster
    July 10th, 2015 @ 2:30 pm

    The appearance of bullet holes is probably just a light effect. If the entire rear glass is shattered, then they probably used a bat or similar tool to accomplish the effect.

  16. Jeanette Victoria
    July 10th, 2015 @ 2:43 pm

    That is what the neighbors said it looked like.

  17. entonces_99
    July 10th, 2015 @ 2:52 pm

    Wait a miniute. How many years of college does it take to learn how to write a sentence as bad as “You were a victim of criminal conduct which resulted in swattings in that you were swatted”?

  18. JosephBleau
    July 10th, 2015 @ 2:54 pm

    “. . . by a swatter.”

  19. Fail Burton
    July 10th, 2015 @ 3:01 pm

    Three were the number of swattings and the swattings were to the number of three as would be the case in all swattings in groupings of three. Henceforward these swattings shall be referred to as the “swattings.”

  20. theoldsargesays
    July 10th, 2015 @ 6:47 pm

    In the end they’re cowards and need each other’s approval in order to feel barely comfortable in their own skin.
    It’s all a delusion though because in the end all they are and will ever be loser’s.
    Be safe and….Mossberg. (That was a solid recommendation above)

  21. mole
    July 10th, 2015 @ 9:15 pm

    Adjoran, kilo6

    Thanks for the info, as far as Im aware we dont have this here in Oz yet.

    Seems like a damned good way of getting a person shot using the law to do so though. Bastiches who did this need jailing.

  22. Grock
    July 11th, 2015 @ 8:26 am

    The good news is if they are located and it can be proven who did it, they will be jailed. SWATing is considered a felony in every state.

  23. Jeanette Victoria
    July 11th, 2015 @ 11:10 am

    Interesting that sewage seeks it’s own level, Thomas A Mix and Matt Osborne scum bonding

    It seems Thomas A Mix of Vero Beach panties are in a wad because I mentioned his name and told the truth about his harassment.

  24. Jeanette Victoria
    July 11th, 2015 @ 11:21 am

    Ha! so predicable but your honor she post my name STALKING! HARASSMENT!! FYI I am not on Twitter you folks are harassing an innocent. I’m not @TradWifey! How many accounts does this make that your anon goon @NicoleBonnet1 have misidentified as me?

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  26. OctaviaJDawson
    July 12th, 2015 @ 2:49 am

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  27. Daniel Freeman
    July 12th, 2015 @ 4:29 am

    The combination of SJW tactics, the Holy Hand Grenade, and Castle Anthrax is disturbing. And also arousing, which is also disturbing. Congratulations?

  28. Daniel Freeman
    July 12th, 2015 @ 4:45 am

    That’s very sweet of you to try and share how you make your money, but I actually like people.

  29. richard mcenroe
    July 12th, 2015 @ 10:19 pm


    Dear Mr. McCain,

    Information has been provided to this office that indicates you are in fact a Southern Christian Conservative.

    Please return the previous notice sent by DOJ and return all copies, as these are privileged work product and therefore confidential. Likewise, please do not retain any copies or reference any information provided therein, per regulations as outlined in the Patriot Act.

    Our apologies for any inconvenience or exxpectations this may have caused you. Don’t push it.

    Lorretta Lynch

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