Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr announced in a 109-page domestic terror and felony RICO indictment on Tuesday that William Budden Warren, a high-level project manager for Flock Safety, an “all-in-one” security technology company with the major police department as a client, had provided confidential security data to a network of “anarchist, anti-police, and anti-business” criminal extremists called “Defend the Atlanta Forest”.
In a statement by Flock Safety, they said that after they had become aware of the incident on Tuesday, Warren had his employment immediately terminated and that the company had “no reason to believe” additional information had been shared, though they did not clarify if they had conducted any investigation or not.
The group, formed in response to George Floyd’s death on May 25, 2020, has aimed to abolish the police, private property, and the state, perpetrated escalating violence that had turned deadly, and attracted far-left radicals with extensive social media accounts, nonprofit crowdfunding, leftist “influencers” and a blog.
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It all came to a head in January when Manuel Esteban Paez Teran, of Tallahassee, Fla. shot and injured a Georgia State Patrol trooper at the group’s occupation, south of Atlanta, before being killed by police himself. In retaliation for this, a “Night of Rage” occurred in downtown Atlanta, solidarity attacks were carried out in other states, and militants even traveled to the home of an officer accused of shooting Teran.
The indictments for the RICO case include 61 suspects—many of them with ties to Antifa—many from educated and privileged family backgrounds like Thomas Webb Jurgens, an attorney for the Southern Poverty Law Center and a member of the National Lawyers Guild. Leif Kingfisher Nicholas Novak, from Tucson, Ariz., and Francis Carroll, of Maine’s Kennebunkport, both=\”frame ize>
According to Carr, millions of dollars were laundered through the Network of Strong Communities, a 501(c)(3) to supply the militants with ammunition, surveillance equipment, and legal support. Marlon Kautz, Savannah Patterson, and Adele Maclean, leaders of the nonprofit, were also indicted on 15 counts of money laundering.
The Atlanta Police Department told The Post Millennial that they had been aware of the allegations against Warren before the indictment was released and declined to comment further.
The Fulton County grand jury used the same RICO statute to charge Donald Trump and 18 associates just weeks earlier. If convicted, the defendants can serve 5–20 years in prison on the racketeering charge and 5–35 years for domestic terrorism. DeKalb County District Attorney Sherry Boston, a Democrat, withdrew from prosecuting cases related to the group before it was taken on by the attorney general. The Georgia attorney general’s office was reached for comment but has yet to respond.
This is the full list of the 61 indicted RICO defendants:
Jack Morgan Beamon, 22, of Athena, Ga.
Max Jacob Biederman, 25, of Tempe, Ariz.
Timothy E. Bilodeau, 26, of Boston, Mass.
Emma Katherine Bogush, 25, of Bethany, Conn.
Andrew Darnell Carlisle, 32, of Decatur, Ga.
Francis M. Carroll, 23, of Kennebunkport, Maine
Amin Jalal Chaoui, 29, of Richmond, Va.
Brooke Elaine Courtemanche, 27, of Wooster, Ohio
Colin Patrick Dorsey, 42, of Blue Hill, Mass.
Julia Caroline DuPuis, 24, of Atlanta, Ga.
Ariel Caitlin Ebaugh, 22, of Locust Grove, Ga.
Lillian Pearl Ellis, 30
Madeleine Feola, 22, of Oberlin, Ohio
Ivan James Ferguson, 23, of Henderson, Nev.
Phillip Allen Flagg, 29, of Worchester, Mass.
Maggie June Gates, 25, of Bloomington, Ind.
Nadja Geier, 24, of Nashville, Tenn.
Priscilla Christine Grim, 49
Sonali Gupta, 32
Luke Edward Harper, 27, of Lake Worth, Fla,
Serena Abby Hertel, 26, of Los Angeles, Calif.
Marianna Elizabeth Hoitt-Lange, 25, of New York
Thomas Webb Jergens, 28, of Atlanta, Ga,
Hannah Margaret Kass, 30, of Philadelphia, Penn.
Marlon Scott Kautz, 39, of Atlanta, Ga.
Ayla Elegia King, 19, of Worchester, Mass.
Katie Marie Kloth, 36, of Schofield, Penn,
Madeleine Gunther Kodat, 30, of Philadelphia, Penn.
Zoe C. Larmey, 26, of Nashville, Tenn.
Ana Gypsy Lee, 39, of Gainesville, Ga.
Dimitri Roger Leny, 25, of France
Spencer Bernard Liberto, 30, of Pittsburg, Penn.
Mattia Luini, 31, of New York, New York
Matthew Ernest Macar, 31, of Pittsburg, Penn.
Adele Garrett MacLean, 32, of Atlanta, Ga.
James Lee Marsicano, 30, of Charlette, N.C.
Grace Taylor Martin, 23, of Madison, Wisc.
Kayley Cheryl Meissner, 20, of Madison, Wisc.
Emily Murphy, 37, of Berkley, Mich.
Timothy A.R. Murphy, 26, of Rockport, Maine
Tyler John Norman, 39, of Blue Mountain, Wisc.
Leif Kingfisher Nicholas Novak, 31, of Tucson, Ariz.
Ehret William Nottingham, 22, of Fort Collins, Colo.
Nicholas Dean Olson, 26, of Bennington, Neb.
Alexis Achilles Papali, 49, of Jamaica Plain, Mass.
Geoffrey Parsons, 21, of Baltimore, Md.
Savannah D. Patterson, 30, of Atlanta, Ga.
Kamryn Durel Pipes, 27, of Baton Rouge, La.
Victor Enrique Puertas, 46, an illegal foreign national who resided in Provo, Utah
Christopher Reynolds, 32, of Ohio
Fredrique Robert-Paul, 35, of St. Pascal, Canada
Arieon T. Robinson, 22, of Milwaukee, Wisc.
Teresa Yue Shen, 32, of New York, New York
Abigail Elizabeth Skapyak, 24, of Savage, Minn.
Caroline Hart Tennenbaum, 36, of Atlanta, Ga.
Geneva Rose Tilbury, 25, of Kansas City, Mo.
Abeeku Osei Vassail, 23, of Atlanta, Ga.
Leonardo Zen Voiselle, 21, of Macon, Ga.
Samuel Clemens Ward, 26, of Mesa, Ariz.
William Budden Warren, 31, of Decatur, Ga.
Sarah Wasalewski, 35, of Penn.