26 May 1999

Date: Wed, 26 May 1999 14:24:18 -0700 (PDT)
From: Greg Broiles <gbroiles@netbox.com>
To: cypherpunks@cyberpass.net, lacc@suburbia.net, cryptography@c2.net
Subject: Carl Johnson Documents on the web

I've put together a collection of documents related to the recent
prosecution and conviction of Carl Johnson, a sometimes itinerant country
musician and author, on charges related to a series of e-mail messages he
allegedly sent to the cypherpunks mailing list.

I'd planned to keep them under wraps until after the sentencing, because I
was concerned that extra publicity might make the prosecutors or
investigators angry, and I didn't think that particular hornet's nest
needed any more disturbing. It's not like they've historically shown
themselves to be inclined towards restraint or a mature sense of

Unfortunately, I accidentally published a new version of my web page which
included a pointer to the documents; I can see from my webserver logs that
they've attracted interest from people behind one of the treas.gov web
proxies (they spent a few hours poring over the documents related to Jim
Bell and CJ), so I guess that's cat's out of the bag, for better or for

So .. go take a look at <http://www.parrhesia.com/cj/> if you'd like to
see what sort of evidence federal law enforcement is producing these days,
and what they're doing with your tax dollars.  

Greg Broiles