Frederick Moorefield, 62, and his friend Mario Flythe, 49, have allegedly been running a dog fighting ring for decades.
Moorefield, who has served in the Defense Department, has now been arrested and charged.
According to the filing, Moorefield and Flythe have operated this dog-fighting ring for over 20 years.
Both men have been charged with promoting a dog-fighting operation.
Authorities rescued 12 dogs during the serving of the warrants in September.
They also found veterinary steroids, training equipment, and jumper cables that were "used to execute dogs that lose dogfights(sic)."
The two men were allegedly using an encrypted messaging app for all communications related to the dog fights.
Additionally, both men had their own code names: Moorefield used "Geehad Kennels," and Flythe used "Razor Sharp Kennels."
According to the Fox News report, Frederick Douglass Moorefield served as a Deputy Chief Information Officer for Command, Control, and Communications for the Office of the Secretary of Defense.
According to the Department of Defense, Moorefield is no longer an employee of the Defense Department.
However, the DOD failed to note when his employment had been ended. Speculation is that the relationship between them was severed after the warrants were issued, but I have been unable to confirm his exact termination date from the Defense Department.
Defense Department Spokesperson Lt. Cmdr. Timothy Gorman stated:
"We are aware of the criminal complaint in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland. We can confirm that the individual is no longer in the workplace, but we cannot comment further on an individual personnel matter."
The Department of Justice also made a statement on the arrest of Moorefield.
"On September 6, 2023, law enforcement officers executed search warrants at Moorefield and Flythe's residences in Maryland. Following the execution of these warrants, twelve dogs were recovered and seized by the federal government.
"Law enforcement also recovered veterinary steroids, training schedules, a carpet that appeared to be stained with blood, and a weighted dog vest with a patch reading 'Geehad Kennels.' In addition, law enforcement officers seized a device consisting of an electrical plug and jumper cables, which the affidavit alleges is consistent with devices used to execute dogs that lose dogfights."
This absolutely sickens me on numerous levels.
As an animal lover, I am outraged that this barbaric "hobby" is still going on in this country.
As an American citizen and patriot, I am trying to figure out how a Defense Department employee could have been involved in such illegal activity for two decades and it was never discovered in his background and security checks.
His position was fairly high up in the food chain, yet it never came to light that he was involved in such a horrific activity until now.
This seems typical for our government, however.
Remember Jack Teixeira, the Massachusetts Air National Guard member who had posted sensitive information on the internet?
No wonder we are falling so far behind China… we cannot even keep our own house clean right now.