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Pentagon Official CHARGED With Promoting Massive Dog Fighting Ring

A Pentagon official has been charged with promoting a massive dogfighting ring.

Senior Department of Defense official Frederick Moorefield, 62, who served as a Deputy Chief Information Officer, was arrested for promoting an alleged dogfighting ring for over 20 years.

Per an affidavit investigators discovered 12 dogs at Moorefield’s and his longtime friend’s residences.

Along with dogs, authorities found “veterinary steroids, training equipment and jumper cables that were “used to execute dogs that lose dogfights.”

Here’s what Fox News shared:

A senior Department of Defense official was one of two men arrested in Maryland last week on accusations of facilitating a secret dog fighting ring that included the execution of the dogs that didn’t win, the Department of Justice announced.

Frederick Douglass Moorefield, 62, who served as a Deputy Chief Information Officer for Command, Control, and Communications, for the Office of the Secretary of Defense, was arrested Thursday with his longtime friend Mario Flythe, 49, on charges of promoting an alleged dog fighting operation for over 20 years.

According to the criminal affidavit, authorities rescued at least 12 dogs while serving warrants at their residences in September, where they found veterinary steroids, training equipment and jumper cables that were “used to execute dogs that lose dogfights(sic).”

Per The New York Times:

A Department of Defense communications official was charged with promoting a dogfighting ring, the U.S. attorney’s office in Maryland said on Monday.

The official, Frederick Douglass Moorefield Jr., 62, of Arnold, Md., was a deputy chief information officer for command, control and communications, according to the affidavit and Mr. Moorefield’s LinkedIn page, which said he had been with the department for 11 years.

According to the affidavit, Mr. Moorefield and another defendant, Mario Damon Flythe, 49, of Anne Arundel County, Md., communicated using encrypted messaging applications to discuss how to train dogs for illegal dogfighting, to coordinate dogfights, to discuss betting on dogfighting and to discuss dogs that had died as a result of dogfighting.

Mr. Moorefield and Mr. Flythe used the names “Geehad Kennels” and “Razor Sharp Kennels” to identify their dogfighting operations, the affidavit said. They also discussed with others across the United States how to conceal their conduct from law enforcement.


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