On June 21, 2008, the United States by and through the following agencies:
Federal Bureau of Investigations, United States Department of Homeland
Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, National Security Agency,
United States Custom Office, United States Immigration Department of
Defense Criminal Investigation Service, Department of Treasury - Office of
Foreign Assets Control, Plantation Police Department, Broward County
Sheriff Department, Plantation Fire and Rescue Service, Department of
Commerce, United States Department of State – Directorate of Defense
Trade Controls, Department of Justice, United States Marshall, did raid
Traian Bujduveanu’s residence.
This raid requiring over 30 agents to overwhelm any resistance which may
have been offered by Traian Bujduveanu or his eighty-four year old blind
mother, permitted the government to seize extremely valuable assets which
according to the lead prosecutors for the United States were claimed in
Court to be worth more than “$ 100,000 from the boxes alone”, not including
the cash or computers.
Contrary to the representations made by the assistant United States attorney
in her place as an attorney before the bar in the open court, during the
preconvention motion, the assets seized were less than $ 10,000.00 rather
than considerable “ over $ 100,000.00” aircraft parts and consisted of
antiqued aircraft parts, this even after an extensive search involving dozens
of agents digging holes in the Traian Bujduveanu’s garden.
The patently ridiculous television type drama did not harvest anything more
than would have been recovered if the United States had chosen to detain
Traian Bujduveanu while at or on the way to Publix the previous day, or had
the United States calmly knocked on the door with a search warrant instead
of terrorizing an eighty-four year old blind woman and sending her to the
hospital by striking her.
According to the witnesses that have been questioned or interrogated, Traian
Bujduveanu was under surveillance since 2007, which represents
considerable time before the raid, and could have been detained without the
need to break in and breakdown doors, causing unneeded damages to the
property and by standers.
Apparently, the bureaucratic imperative of needing to justify the expenses of
this misadventure create sufficient rationale for the United States Attorney’s
Office to behave in a manner more consistent with Romania’s former
communism regime than the spirit of the “taking clause” in the United States
It is regrettable Bujduveanu’s prior counsels, openly admitted, they were
afraid to challenge the United States otherwise this matter could have been
more promptly addressed.
A current colleague of Bujduveanu has said it is a shame to hear this type of
fear comment from any citizen, let alone attorneys, because when the
government’s citizens have become afraid of the government, especially
where it involves the citizens willingness to speak the truth, “the government
no longer has legitimate authority to govern”.
The government conducted a massive investigation to get a handful of used
parts, which if presented to a jury would have resulted not only in acquittal,
but made the government a laughing stock.
Bujduveanu regrets buckling into the coercion of the government and his
innate fear of government instead of properly presenting the case to court
and public and having his day in court.