There’s a few weird things with the reporting on RICO investigations for all:
- The letter arrives by “FedEx”. So, a government entity is using a private carrier to perform an official function when there are penalties applying to USPS services that don’t apply to private entities. Interesting. I have to wonder just how official that official function is. Is it knowing overreach? Maybe. Moreover, the letter states that it is sent by FedEx. Who has ever heard even once that a letter was sent by FedEx. That seems to have a bit of insanity about it. Am I missing something? Is it like, “Ooooo! FedEx!”… or something like that?
- The letter from the U.S. Attorney to everyone outside of Pennsylvania does not seem to be an order but rather it is explicitly stated that it is a “request”. That’s not a declared investigation. That speaks to a courtesy. I’m thinking that the idea is protect the archives of any diocese or whatever group which might have been involved with anyone who might have been transferred from diocese to diocese, especially over state lines, if one of those states involves Pennsylvania.
- If it really was a declared RICO investigation of all Catholic entities in these USA and territories, it would have issued not from a US Attorney in Pennsylvania, but from the Department of Justice in D.C., right?
- There is no request for any physical sending of any files at this time or possibly any time. It just depends on the web woven that involves Pennsylvania.
In sum, it seems that this is all about Pennsylvania, but will involve other places and entities inasmuch as they involve Pennsylvania, and then, if all is nefarious in those other places, that will be enough to begin another center of investigation, and then the web grows. But for now, it’s all about Pennsylvania. In other words, it’ll be drawn out.