Anti-Terrorist Whistleblower Continues to Be Silenced

Anti-Terrorist Whistleblower Continues to Be SilencedAnti-Terrorist Whistleblower Continues to Be Silenced

Jacksonville, Florida June 5, 2017- The price for speaking out against corruption has been going up exponentially for Anti-Terrorist Whistleblower and former Government Contractor and Army Veteran, Felipe Velasco,  as he awaits a disposition hearing in front of Iranian born Judge Linda F. McCallum on Tuesday, June 6th, at 9 am, at the Duval County Courthouse. Velasco found himself falsely accused after he reported potential organized crime linked to underage prostitution and ISIS cells in Florida. Velasco has plead “not guilty” to all charges and is being held with bond at the John E. Goode Pre-trial Detention Facility at 500 East Adams Street in Jacksonville.  Velasco’s Miranda rights were only recently read to him---5 months after his arrest---which raises ethical questions about him receiving due process in this case.

Sequel to the above, the State’s actions in this case are questionable in upholding Florida Law as it pertains to a former Iranian college student, Hamed Pakizeh Hesari, who Velasco had previously reported to authorities. Case in point, on August 4, 2016, in follow up investigation to a series of missing person’s reports [Jacksonville Sheriff’s Incident Report Number: 171156 (2016), 171156 Sup#2 (2016), 54328 (2016), 86728 (2016)], Jacksonville police found Hesari with the female minor at his home at 10701 Stanton Hills Drive East, in Jacksonville. Hesari was transported to the Sexual Assault Unit by Officer P.H. Thac to be interviewed and was later released.  The female minor was transported to the Sexual Assault Unit by Officer R.A. Goldstein to be interviewed and then was transported to the Mental Health Resource Center at 3333 West 20th Street, in Jacksonville.

      Hamed Pakizeh Hesari (Source: Facebook)


In accordance with the Florida statutory rape laws, the State had cause to arrest Hesari. Statutory rape laws are premised on the assumption that minors are incapable of giving informed consent to sexual activities, unlike normal rape charges, consent is not a defense to statutory rape. Statutory rape laws make minors legally incapable of giving consent to sexual activities. Therefore, even if the minor “consented,” the sexual activity was nonetheless illegal and the defendant may be convicted of rape. In fact, Florida statutory rape laws do not require state prosecutors to prove assault, and it is still classified as rape. So, is the State “intentionally” or “unintentionally” cherry picking those they choose to prosecute by suppressing evidence that could lead to a more complete picture?



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About Felipe Velasco

Felipe Velasco is an Army Veteran and former executive with IBM, Bank of America and Beeline Corporation. Velasco has worked as a government contractor and managing consultant for vast government projects with the US Navy [NAVMED, the Navy Medical Support Command and the U.S. Navy’s Southeast Fleet Readiness Center and Department of Defense (DOD). Velasco has held a secret clearance. He is a graduate of Purdue University and Trump Team applicant.

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