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AH FEEL IT FI RAINSBERGER

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US visa bribery probe deepens
Second security official to be charged
BY PAUL HENRY Co-ordinator Crime/Court Desk [email protected]
Sunday, February 10, 2013

A senior security official who worked in the US Embassy in Kingston is expected to be charged soon for his alleged role in helping the manager of a popular Jamaican entertainer obtain a US visa to leave the island in the face of legal troubles, according to highly placed law enforcement sources.
The manager, law enforcement officials told the Jamaica Observer, works for the Jamaican deejay, who allegedly gave gifts to assistant regional security officer David J Rainsberger who helped the deejay obtain a US visa following the revocation of a previous visa in 2010.
David J Rainsberger (right), is pictured at his birthday party in Kingston in June 2011 with two Jamaican deejays and a member of the US Embassy staff. Rainsberger pleaded guilty last week in a Virginia court to accepting receiving unlawful gratuities from a popular Jamaican artiste whom he helped obtain a visa while stationed at the US Embassy in Kingston.
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According to our source, the senior security official — the second US embassy staff member to figure in the probe — gave a statement in mid- 2012 in which he admitted to accepting money, plane tickets and backstage passes to concerts for his effort.
He also admitted to being put up in a resort in Jamaica for assisting the artiste’s manager in securing the visa while stationed in Jamaica from 2009 to 2011.
Last week, 32-year-old Rainsberger pleaded guilty in a Virginia court to receiving unlawful gratuities from the artiste and is to be sentenced on April 19.
According to a release posted on the website of the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia, Rainsberger admitted to accepting two luxury watches worth approximately US$2,500 from the artiste in addition to free admission to nightclubs, backstage access to concerts, and a birthday party hosted by the musician.
The incident occurred while Rainsberger, then a member of the State Department’s Diplomatic Security Service, was stationed at the US Embassy in Kingston from 2009 to 2011.
“While there,” the release stated, “Rainsberger befriended a well-known Jamaican musician whose entry to the US had been barred because of allegations of criminal conduct.” According to the release, Rainsberger’s investigation “of this individual” resulted in the reinstatement of his visa, “which allowed the individual to travel to the US to take advantage of performance and recording opportunities”.
In addition to the charge of receiving unlawful gratuities, Rainsberger also pleaded guilty in an Alexandria, Virginia court to making false statements to the United States Government on a national security questionnaire, which is required to maintain his security clearance.
Rainsberger faces a maximum penalty of two years in prison on the gratuities charge and five years in prison on the false statements charge.
The false statement charge, according to the release, stems from allegations that Rainsberger, who was already married, became engaged to a Jamaican and intentionally withheld disclosure of the relationship from the US Government on Office of Personnel Management Standard Form 86, a national security questionnaire that requires disclosure of close and continuing contact with foreign nationals.
The US authorities also said that Rainsberger repeatedly accessed, without authority, Department of State visa and passport databases for personal purposes.

Read more: http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/news/US-visa-bribery-probe-deepens#ixzz2KVPPcAfX

64 Responses to AH FEEL IT FI RAINSBERGER

  • Belly Bang says:

    MAWNING MET, METTERS, EVERY SINGLE ONE AH UNNO CAUSE ITS A SUNDAY, WE ARE ALIVE & EACH ONE MATTERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :thanks2

  • Belly Bang says:

    Unno know seh mi haffi start yasso.

    Mi go one drinkout last night down by Woodpecker side, off the Olympic, and it FULLLLLLLLL ah vibes!!!! Support was strong from all bout and the police dem pass through and hail who fi hail and safety was good.

    Mi stand up deh ah beat mi cranberry and whites (yes mi decide fi do the whites last nite, the first time in months) and one group ah big man in front of mi. Some ah dem it appears are from out of port. When mi hear the words ‘visa’ and ‘di man chat too much …” I just shuffle over couple steps cause mi seriously never want know if ah the ongoing saga dem did ah chat bout.

  • Met says:

    good morning ..i is here i is here

  • Met says:

    mi seh it yessideh…dem mout get di bes a dem

  • honeybee says:

    Met,mi feel it fi him to but he had a choice he could’ve said no. He’s looking at seven years in the penn, but white folks have their own justice, he may serve three months and the other five maybe probation.

  • Met says:

    honeybee him a go get time but not a lot ….bad choice ina company …and u know y mi seh dat….they dont give a f000 about him trust mi

  • honeybee says:

    “who was already married, became engaged to a Jamaican and intentionally withheld disclosure of the relationship from the US Government on Office of Personnel Management Standard Form 86, a national security questionnaire that requires disclosure of close and continuing contact with foreign nationals.”

    Morning Met: So I’ve a question, are they saying he withheld disclosure of his marriage or the engagement when he fill out the Standard Form 86″

  • Yoruba girl says:

    Met and metter happy Sunday and good morning! Den metty a who fah di black Han wid the diamonds ? Da Han deh look like it come from the gully . A di same Han weh a show diamond pon b.e.t? Pls to identify the Han for me belly ? A beg oooo.

  • Met says:

    honeybee a doe know what dem saying because if him married already how him fi put seh him engaged a doe know oo

  • Barbie says:

    Met mawning ooooo!!! A cah wait fi see d outcome a dis case cuz if vado lef standing every body know say him snitch . There goes him “street creds”. And if him neva snitch a prison fi him and lifetime ban from the USA . so I is waiting to see!!!

  • Met says:

    morning barbie and youruba girl :peluk

  • Belly Bang says:

    More and more people ah suh siddung pon long bench sake ah this…………

    SUH HOLD ON DEH!!!! WAT NATIONALITY IS JULIAN???? UNNO COME TELL MI PLEASEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Belly Bang says:

    MET, AH THIS DEM AH TAWK BOUT??????????????????????????????????? :nerd

    SEPTEMBER 2011

    Entertainment associate Julian Jones-Griffiths has expressed surprise that the police have issued an appeal for information on his whereabouts.

    “I am very surprised by this media release as the JCF know that I have been overseas on business and personal matters for some time,” he said.

    “My attorneys have spoken to them on several occasions so they have been fully aware of my location for a couple of weeks. I have already asked my attorneys to contact the police again to indicate when I will be returning to the island to deal with this matter.”

    Jones- Griffiths is the manager for dancehall entertainer Mavado.

    Investigators from the Anti-Corruption Branch (ACB) are seeking the public’s assistance in locating Julian Jones Griffiths, the manager of Jamaican dancehall star David ‘Mavado’ Brooks.

    Police say he is needed in a case that is before the Montego Bay Resident Magistrate’s Court.

    In a release, the Constabulary Communications Network said Griffiths is accused of perverting the course of justice and conspiracy to pervert the course of justice in an incident which occurred about 6:00 p.m. along Belmont Main Road, St. James on Friday, July 22.

    The police say several attempts have been made to locate Griffiths, including visits to addresses listed for him.

    In addition, persons have been interviewed in an attempt to find him.

    The matter is currently before the court and one person has already been charged. The case is scheduled for Thursday, September 15.

    Julian Jones Griffiths or anyone knowing his whereabouts is being asked to contact the ACB at 926-5855, 926-9579 or 926-9596.

  • Met says:

    belly dem cut right after him fly out..it look like as him get di visa di us run in pan di whole clique

  • honeybee says:

    Belly, I read somewhere that he’s British. So I don’t know why he would ran to the State when he got in trouble. I guess he wanted to be close to Vado. I dunno.

  • Belly Bang says:

    wat nationality is Julian??? Julian ah Jamaican??????

  • Met says:

    belly smaddy seh english me seh american den mi fren seh english…………………………. a gwine ask agen now

  • Belly Bang says:

    Suh English need visa fi guh to the USA??????

  • Barbie says:

    I read in one of the articles that he is a citizen of the United Kingdom Belly

  • Belly Bang says:

    Just google and get this answer about the visa ting for di English to go USA:-

    “Normally they do not, they can visit up to 90 days for business or tourism without a Visa, but they MUST register for a travel authorization and meet certain other requirements, such as having a machine readable passport and/or biometric passport (depending on date of issue).”

  • Belly Bang says:

    Suh if he did get ah visa, Julian never did plan to come back to Jamaica when him run like a f000er in 2011……………….. SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO, MEK AH TRY STRING TOGETHER THIS YAH ONE, BASED ON WHAT WE KNOW SO FAR :-

    1. RICEBURGER COME JAMAICA IN 2009

    2. RICEBURGER SECTION BY EMBASSY INVOLVED IN TAKING AWAY DI DJ VISA IN 2010

    3. DI DJ & RICEBURGER & JULIAN FORM “RELATIONSHIP’ AFTER THE VISA GET TEK WEH

    4. SHOOTING & EXCITEMENT AT QUAD IN MAY/JUNE 2011 & CONNIE DEAD

    5. MAVADO CHARGED ARISING OUT OF THAT INCIDENT

    6. DI DJ RUN UP & DOWN ALL BOUT, ALL GIVING TV INTERVIEW THAT IT WAS AH ASSASSINATION ATTEMPT ON HIS LIFE BY THE POLICE (hmmmmmmm)

    7. POLICEMAN INVOLVED IN CONNIE SHOOTING MIXUP HAS HIS VISA TAKEN AWAY BY RICEBURGER EVEN THO HIM NUH CHARGE FI NOTHING & INVESTIGATIONS INTO WAT TOOK PLACE ONGOING

    8. JUNE/JULY 2011 DI DJ GET BACK VISA

    9.JULY 2011 DJ FLY OUT & LAND IN NYC & THANKS DI US GOVERNMENT & RICEBURGER PON RADIO FOR THE VISA

    10. JULY 2011, DI DJ & BAGGA MAN INVOLVED IN BEATING OF MAN IN ST. JAMES & DI DJ & MANAGER CHARGED

    11. SEPTEMBER 2011, JULIAN IS MIA & NUH GO COURT & IN THE USA BASED ON VISA WAT HIM GET & POLICE ISSUE WANTED NOTICE FI HIM

    12. DI DJ RELOCATE TO THE USA & IN JANUARY 2012 MARRIAGE GWAAN – which is denied by Julian & him followers

  • Anonymous says:

    So how Julian get working papers from U.S Embassy a Jamaica n him Nuh Jamaican. Maybe him a roll wid a yard passport. Vado Nuh have book smart or street smart him sell out the link because him think the link too big fi buss. A big up man pon radio when him know a links Mek him get back him visa.

  • Observer says:

    Mr Rainsberger you and your family are in my thoughts and prayer.

    Lawd Mr Brooks sake a yuh di lickle ting weh mi did a cook up caw wok agen cho place all a guh move cho:hammer

  • Belly Bang says:

    :cool :ngakak

  • EbonyLolita says:

    Hole up?! Why we sorry fi Mr. Rainsberger?! If yu tek a vibe yu tek a chance & could go RIGHT TO JAIL!!! A hype him did look b/c after him get di tings he coulda jus stay inna di back. NO he come a dance, tek picture, drink good drink & now get ketch! Lemme tell yu something…… don’t be surprise if Mr. Rainsberger no part a no big conspiracy & don’t get a LICK a time! Mr. Brooks a idiot b/c anything w/YT involve inna it yu soon get ketch! :hn

  • EbonyLolita says:

    tek a bribe!

  • Met says:

    *THANKS FI DI BIG LINK WHEY SHELL DUNG MI EMAILBOX FI A MORNING* EMBASSY NUH GOOD AGENNNNN

  • Met says:

    no sah dis whey di sender send floor mi..brb people

  • Belly Bang says:

    :nerd

  • eyecandy says:

    Bwoy this fellow went all out figully” what a waste of a good career..all in tha name of vanitty…smh..
    I hope for his sake dem go ez pon him..he’s so young and just got caught up in the hype..

  • Anonymous says:

    him nuh look like the flashy type that would wear luxury watches as stated he just dont seem to have that swag,guess he thought he was a JEWMAICAN in the picture

  • Nobaddame says:

    Good day meters … Met wah you say? You get more updates? Buss fi yah cause me need fi go a embassy and it grieve me cause dem just a tek people money and tell you say you need more “ties”

  • LUNDUN says:

    ebony lolita i agree with u, why r we sorry for riceburger exactly?

    i will wait until this whole thing comes out before i go ham on this dude, but for now i’ll be gentle.

    i am not sorry for him and hopes he gets all 7 years in prison. the reason i have no sympathy for him is because he messed with the police men’s visa and other artists on the recommendation of julian and movado.

    if him did jussa a do a ting an help man and oman get visa an get buss, i would pray for him and hope he gets off. but he was corrupt and cross a bridge weh mi no like.

    so i hope him get di 7 wid 3 more added on fi good measure.

  • Observer says:

    mi sorry fi em an mi naw stop seh suh sumtime wi mek sum silly mistake n a watch in exchange fi freedom is indeed a silly mistake caw di 2 cannot evn equate smh

  • Real says:

    MI did tell unu seh dem especially mr..nutten nuh go so a go gwaan like him shockkkk…dem pppl yah a raas joker :hotrit

  • LUNDUN says:

    zervah mi no juss fling sympathy pon ppl so, mi affi hear an analyse di story fuss.

    luk into diss, diss punk riceburger didn’t juss give away visa enuh, him revoke visa to. a di revoke weh him revoke mek mi a dash dutty wata pon him.

    if afta befriending vado, him feel sorry fi him where di visa revocation is concerned because of lost earnings and he is a ghetto yute juss a try feed him family and cum out a di ghetto, an him reinstate di visa afta dat, i woulda seh yes and seh boy mi sorry him a try help out a situation an get ketch.

    but diss punk revoke di two police man dem visa weh neva do nuttin wrong. mi a luk pon di bigger picture, plus odda d.j weh him either deny or revoke dem visa on di say so of vado and julian. u know seh a man food dem a stop when dem do dem tings deh?

    anno him and vado an julian one fi eat a food and mek a living, an when u mess wid ppl bread, mi no ave no sympathy fi u, so riceburger can go eat him name wid a straw fi all i care.

  • Belly Bang says:

    An engagement ah nuh someting that is registered or yuh get official stamp….its a personal agreement between two people. So is either the woman tawk or when confronted with watever di investigators find, Riceburger just crack under the pressure.

    who is this Jamaican girl?????? Anyone knows her???

  • Does Movado’s sister has a visa? Mr. Rainsberger’s fiancé was probably introduced to him by Movado or Julian.
    Good afternoon Metty and Family.

  • Anonymous says:

    “…….“While there,” the release stated, “Rainsberger befriended a well-known Jamaican musician whose entry to the US had been barred because of allegations of criminal conduct……”

    Why Rainsberger guh beg friend from Movado an Jullian? A show off him a try show off pan him fellow agents dem fi say him kno “gangsta” Jamaican DJ??

    afterall is said mi feel sorry Rainsberger an him fambily…..di man lose him big work an him good good life mash up…..by di way, how di Jamaican engagement thing drop in…..considering say him did already married

    …….it look like Rainsberger did a live some careless life, like him neva value him family an work. Anyway, RIP (in prison) Rainsberger.

    Movado an Jullian…….unnu chat too damn much. Next time do not hype up on Joe…..oh wait, there will be no next time…..lol

  • Anonymous says:

    Mavado – Million Dollar Man [Raw Cash Riddim] Jan 2013

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=hxaTmoowHVY

    ….a Sadiki that a do di intro…..out him zero di game?????

    Vado going to need a million dollar lawyer….lol

  • Met says:

    a dis flippa produce ..mi like di song doe di beat hawd

  • G says:

    good afternoon jmg fambly met your new updates, does it have a certain artist name in ti cah am hearing rumours. and if yuh eva see how did man magga dung.

  • Anonymous says:

    Produced by Flip Money Records

    At 2:32 inna di song him even big up Flippa

  • Cc says:

    Dem a preee mi an mi nuh preee dem blind fury mi nuh see dem mil mil million Dalla man…tune slap weh…. riddim maaad lol

  • LUNDUN says:

    met u know mi hear bout di song but neva hear it yet. an mi still cyaah badda listen it.

    yessideh mi seh vado soon gone mek song wid flippa not knowing seh a sumting him do already.

    vado u couldn’t surprise mi boss? u did affi mek how mi a tink really manifess?

  • Observer says:

    2 snitcha dem can buil a crew now bwoy vado yuh bad oooo

    mi still a fight back tears fi dis man an em family…

  • Met says:

    lundun flippa did done seh him produce song fi him but mi waa know how this could be and flippa jus new down deh to di ting?

  • LUNDUN says:

    but met memba seh flippa was in america and so was vado. ano muss jamaica it produce, a can farrin.

  • NUFFY says:

    “DEM NUH HAVE NO PROOF A NUTTIN- PURE ALLEGATIONS”, HIM A GO EVERY SHOW WEH HIM BOOK FAH..—- WORDS FROM VADO MOUTH…

  • Met says:

    lundun dem good ooooooooooooo

  • Observer says:

    bwoy nuffy as of today they called allegations and he has “allegedly”

  • NUFFY says:

    So him just tell a promoter fi one a di show dem…Dem nuh have nuttin pon him, and dem nuh have nuttin fi worry bout all shows are a go.!!!!….all the one dem weh plan fi a month from now…

  • Belly Bang says:

    THE PIGEON SINGS HIS TUNE :siul

  • Anonymous says:

    twins of twins nuh duh nuh chune bout dhis yet mi kno it a guh mawdd

  • good girl gone bad says:

    I wish ppl in these kind of positions would do dem tings betta and by better i mean smarter. Never mix business wid pleasure. U ah provide ah link get yuh cash up front, no damn gifts or passes, and dont even make yourself be seen with the person providing the link. To me this young man was just naiive and wanted to be apart of the hype life. Now he’s most likely shaking his head and bawling that it wasnt even worth it. I hope vado get some punishment in this as well because badmind just tan up stong inna him fi wah him do the officer. Maybe the punishment will teach him to humble himself.

  • Observer says:

    nuffy mi juss a sit n watch an wish fi di bess outcome fi all parties involve

  • Belly Bang says:

    Mi tired fi say it …… when the man plead Guilty, the allegations turn facts. Is just that we need to get hold of the Court documents and see the full extent of wat him plead Guilty to or wat was presented …………….. mi cant badda wid the piece piece sinting, mi want get the whole ah di Court papers in one drop ………… rite here pon JMG to

  • NUFFY says:

    Fi real Zerva……Belly- thats how I feel too..me just laugh when me friend tell me what he said, because I was the one who broke the news to him after remembering he booked him for a show…..So him call him, and a dat vado feed him..ALLEGATIONS- EVERYTHING GOOD..SO if him in denial, weh mi fi do, but sit n watch? LOL..

  • Observer says:

    quite so nuffy dat is di same person wid 2 lickle shilling weh seh “look around” not bill gates money juss lickle shilling suh indeed em caw inna denial but mi a gwaan observe

  • Belly Bang says:

    Suh hold on deh, I hope di DJ naw listen to wat we saying here, cause wi know that him & him fugitive manager nuh really inna JMG. :cool

    I hope though that wat in the papers are being brought to his attention, so him know wat is wat & nuh feel that is a groupie conspiracy (cause dem love call JMG di groupie site). Mi glad that he is confident and nuh have no worries.

    So now him need to jump start the twitter account, mek Julian dash out some press releases and him find himself down to TVJ and CVM studios to address the issues and to reassure his loyal and dedicated fans. :travel

  • Belly Bang says:

    ***** the loyal and dedicated fans dem who suh silent from wah day yuh can hear one rat fart******

  • Observer says:

    belly a suh dat a guh go if yuh hav a beloved dj/actor/celebrity pon a whole you are gonna reserve your judgment til facts are out mi noe if a did bounty mi wudda silent to b4 mi seh weh mi nuh mi muss’n seh

  • Hotstepper....formerly peeper says:

    I dont have any reason to feel sorry for any parties involved….things like this has been happening since before me born and will continue to happen after me dead and gone….the embassy official would not be in this situation if he had refused….and nobaddy cannot blame David Brooks fi bribe di man, cause god know if me was in his situation and mi know smaddy up a embassy mi would definitely ask dem to, and if dem request a money and mi have it, mi gi dem….mi did have a fren weh werk a SSA and she gi all a wi fren dem weh no have papers SSN, mi doh know if she charge dem….but if mi did a werk deh and mi fren need help…dem a get it to….everybaddy know the consequences, when dem commit a crime, so dem no need no sarry fah.

  • The truth says:

    Laughing at all a unnu so is db

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