Frederick Douglass Moorefield, a deputy chief information officer for command, control, and communications within the US Department of Defence, has been arrested for his alleged involvement in an illicit dog fighting operation.
Moorefield now faces legal action alongside 49-year-old barber Mario Damon Flythe.
According to information obtained by Insider, these individuals utilized the encrypted messaging app Telegram as a covert platform to coordinate dog fights, exchange insights on training techniques, and discuss strategies to evade law enforcement.
Investigative efforts uncovered discussions encompassing the training of dogs for aggression and methods for betting on these brutal matches. The conversations also delved into strategies for concealing the fights from authorities, including the use of coded language and secret meeting places.
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Law enforcement seized jumper cables used to execute dogs that lose dogfights as well as a device used to impregnate females pic.twitter.com/lrIDDOwkSA
— Jack Poso 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) October 3, 2023
On September 6, law enforcement executed a search warrant at Moorefield’s residence in Maryland, revealing a disturbing device equipped with jumper cables connected to an electrical plug—potentially used to administer electric shocks to dogs post-fight. Additionally, investigators discovered five pit bull-type dogs, a detailed dog training regimen, a weighted dog vest bearing the label “Geehad Kennels,” and a stained gray carpet appearing consistent with the aftermath of multiple dog fights.
A subsequent probe into Moorefield’s phone and online records unveiled a distressing revelation: his alleged involvement in dog fighting extended back to 2002. The implications of this case send shockwaves through the Department of Defence and the community at large, shedding light on a disturbing hidden world within the ranks of high-ranking officials.