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Corley Complaint (2)

Corley Complaint (2)

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AO91(Rev.
08/09)
CriminalComplaint
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CodeSectionOffenseDescription
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Thiscriminalcomplaintisbasedonthesefacts:
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Continuedontheattachedsheet.
BrandonRodriguez,DEASpecialAgent
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03-26-2012
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Attaehment
CodeSection
21USC84621USC841(a)(l)21USC841(b)(1)(A)
OffenseDescription
ThedefendantsdidknowinglyandunlawfullyconspiretopossesswithintenttodistributeacontrolledsubstancelistedunderScheduleII,TitleIIoftheControlledSubstancesAct,towit;approximately25kilogramsofcocaine.18USC924(c)(I)(A)
&
(c)(I)(B)18USC924(0).Thedefendantsdidknowinglyandunlawfullypossessafirearminfurtheranceofadrugtraffickingcrimeandcrimeofviolenceanddiduseandcarryafirearmduringinandinrelationtoacrimeofviolenceanddrugtraffickingcrimeanddidknowinglyandunlawfullyconspirewithoneanothertopossessafirearminfurtheranceofadrugtraffickingcrimeandcrimeofviolenceandtouseandcarryafirearmduringinandinrelationtoacrimeofviolenceanddrugtraffickingcrime.I,BrandonRodriguez,aDrugEnforcementAdministrationSpecialAgent,swearthattheinformationbelow,astomyknowledge,istrueandcorrect.InJanuary2011,MarcusMICKLEbegannegotiationswithLaredo-basedDEAundercoveragents,posingasLosZetascartelmembers,for.thepurchaseof500poundsofmarijuana.MICKLEinitiallyproposedtradingstolengunsasadownpaymentforthemarijuana.OnSeptember14,2011,MICKLEandco-conspiratorCalvinEPPStraveledtoLaredo,TXtomeetwithundercoveragents.MICKLEandEPPSproposedthattheagentsfrontthem500poundsofmarijuanawhichtheywoulddistributeintheColumbia,SCarea.TheundercoveragentsinformedMICKLEandEPPSthatifdistributionwentwell,ashipmentofmarijuariacouldbedeliveredtoSouthCarolinaevery15days.MICKLEandEPPSagreedtopay$350perpoundofmarijuanaiftheundercoveragentscoulddeliverit,astheywerebothonsupervisedreleaseanddidnotwanttotransportthemarijuanathemselves.MICKLEandEPPSstatedtheywoulduseaportionoftheprofitsfromthesaleofthis.marijuanatobeginpurchasingweaponsfortheundercoveragents.Theyexpressedtheirabilitytoacquirehandguns,rifles,andfully-automaticriflesthroughstrawpurchasesatgunstoresandgunshows.MICKLEstatedhehadaccesstothreestolen.50calibersniperrifleswhichtheundercoveragentscouldpurchasefor$800each.TheagentsinquiredaboutapictureofagrenadewhichMICKLEsenttoanundercoveragentpriortothemeet.EPPSstatedhehadafriend
in
themilitarywithaccesstogrenades,whichthefriendwouldsmuggleoffofthemilitarybase.
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Duringthismeeting,MICKLEandEPPStoldundercoveragentsaboutafriendwhocouldprovidemilitaryweaponstotheagents.OnSeptember26,2011,agentswereintroducedtothisfriend,lateridentifiedasKevinCORLEY,viaaconferencecallwithMICKLEandEPPS.KevinCORLEYstatedthathewascurrentlyanactivedutyofficerintheArmyresponsiblefortrainingsoldiers.KevinCORLEYofferedtoprovidetacticaltrainingforcartelmembers,includingapproaches,roomclearing,security,andconvoysecurity.KevinCORLEYalsoofferedtopurchaseweaponsforthecartelunderhisnameaslongashecoulddestroytheserialnumbers.Overthenextseveralmonths,KevinCORLEYcontinuedtocommunicatewithundercoveragentsviatextmessaging,phonecalls,andemailsregardingtheserviceshecouldprovidethecartelasaresultofthetraining,experience,andaccesstoinformation/equipmentaffordedtohimasanactivedutysoldier.KevinCORLEYexplainedthatweaponscouldeasilybestolenfrommilitaryposts,andheexplainedremovingsearpinstomakeriflesfirefaster.KevinCORLEYthoroughlyexplainedmilitarytacticsandtoldundercoveragentshecouldtrain40cartelmembersintwoweeks.KevinCORLEYsaidhehadalreadydiscussedthisopportunitywithseveralexperiencedsoldiersinhisplatoonwhoexpressedinterestinworkingwiththecartel.Onseveraloccasions,KevinCORLEYdiscussedcompartmentalizinginformationtominimizehisriskofbeingdetectedbylawenforcement.OnDecember2,2011,undercoveragentsreceivedanArmyTacticsBattleBookwhichKevinCORLEYmailedtotheagentsinLaredo,TX.DuringaconversationbetweenKevinCORLEYandanundercoveragentonDecember23,2011,KevinCORLEYexplainedthathehadoneteampreparedtohelptraincartelmembersandanothertoconduct"wetwork"atthedirectionofthecartel.YourAffiantbelieves
"wetwork"
meansmurder-for-hire.OnJanuary7,2012,KevinCORLEYtraveledtoLaredo,TXtomeetwithundercoveragents.TheagentsinquiredaboutKevinCORLEY'searlierassertionofhisabilitytoperform"wetwork,"specificallywhetherhecouldprovideateamtoraidaranchwhere20kilogramsofstolencocainewerebeingkeptbyrivalcartelmembers.KevinCORLEYconfirmedthathewouldconductthecontractkillingwithasmallteam,ataminimumcomprisedofhimself,hiscousin(JeromeCORLEY),andanotheractivedutysoldier(SamuelWALKER)whomKevinCORLEYhadalreadyconsultedwithabout"wetwork."KevinCORLEYproposeda$50,000feetoperformthecontractkillingandretrievethe20kilogramsofcocaine,andKevinCORLEYofferedtorefundthemoneyifthevictimsurvived.KevinCORLEYalsotoldtheagentshewouldacceptcocaineinlieuofthefeeforhisservice,butultimatelyagreedtoaccept$50,000andfivekilogramsofcocaineforafullteam.KevinCORLEYandtheundercoveragentsalsodiscussedKevinCORLEY'sintendedinvolvementinMICKLEandEPPS'purchaseof500poundsofmarijuana.KevinCORLEYstatedhewouldprovidesecurityforthetransportofthemarijuanafromTexastoSouthCarolina.KevinCORLEYexplainedthatfourpeopleincludinghimself,his
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