The IRP6 & the FBI, Chapter 4: Trial & Tribulation
Leid Stories continues its report on the case of six executives of a small Colorado City-based software company, Investigative Resource Planning Solutions (IRP Solutions), who inexplicably found themselves and their company targeted by federal authorities just when they were about to land multimillion-dollar contracts with law-enforcement agencies with a case-management system they created.
Twenty-one armed FBI agents raided the minority-owned company on Feb. 9, 2005 under a warrant that said IRP Solutions was a sham and was engaging in fraud. They removed several boxes of “evidence,” including computer equipment and intellectual property. Federal prosecutors on Feb. 6, 2007 sought a grand jury indictment on fraud and conspiracy charges, but the grand jury found no reason to indict. In a highly unusual move, prosecutors convened a second grand jury on June 9, 2009, and obtained a 25-count indictment on each of the six men, charging them with conspiracy, mail and wire fraud.
The legal twists and turns in this case become more and more outrageous and bizarre as the IRP6 come to trial – the focus of our program today.