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New charges for Sotis (Add helium)and Emilie Voissem (Nexus Underwater)

Discussion in 'Diving Litigation' started by cerich, Oct 31, 2019.

  1. Protondecay123

    Protondecay123 ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    This portion of the Federal Indictment indicates that Sotis did indeed know of the shipment to Libya. Sotis_Libya_know.PNG
     
  2. abnfrog

    abnfrog Tech Instructor

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    if it quacks like a duck ..............im sure they are going to say "they were just rich divers who wanted the gear for wreck exploration " the jury might see it that way , they might not ......time will tell
     
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  3. Protondecay123

    Protondecay123 ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Sotis_Libya_agent.PNG Actually the end use of the items has no bearing on the illegality of the shipment nor exonerate Add Helium from acquiring the proper permits from the US Commerce Dept for the shipment.

    If you make an affidavit like that in the United States you could be prosecuted for perjury and perhaps libel. But if you declare by affidavit that you don't have a brain because if you did, you would take it out and have sex with it. An act of which no one has evidence. That may be another story. Stotis's own comments to the US Commerce Dept agent demostrate knowledge that the shipment was en route to Libya. Here's a case that may educate you some degree. The consequences of false statements and deliberate omissions in warrant affidavits
     
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  4. Cert1967

    Cert1967 Let's Go Skiing ScubaBoard Supporter

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  5. Cert1967

    Cert1967 Let's Go Skiing ScubaBoard Supporter

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    UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Plaintiff,
    PETER SOTIS, EMILE VSISSEM, Defendant.

    ORDERED AND ADJUDGED that the case is continued for trial
    • the two-week period beginning JANUARY 19, 2021
    • CalendarCall be held on JANUARY 13, 2021 at 1:00 p.m
     

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  6. broncobowsher

    broncobowsher Solo Diver

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    Thanks for keeping us updated.
     
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  7. wetb4igetinthewater

    wetb4igetinthewater Instructor ScubaBoard Supporter

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    I look forward to the completion of the trial and an explanation of all the proceedings in layman's terms.
     
  8. NAM001

    NAM001 Contributor

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    I heard of another case like this long ago where a person was shipping vis failed tanks to france I think to a charty organization that was forwarding them on to cuba where the tanks were acceptable to use. once he found out hwe was being looked at he ceased. he thought he was reducing landfill by giving tanks to those that could still use them instead of them using really borderline fail equipment.
     
  9. Cert1967

    Cert1967 Let's Go Skiing ScubaBoard Supporter

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  10. tursiops

    tursiops Marine Scientist and Master Instructor ScubaBoard Supporter

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    What is your point in mentioning the ages?
     

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