Misprision of a felony is the offense of failure to inform government authorities of a felony that a person knows about. A person commits the crime of misprision of a felony if that person:
Knows of a federal crime that the person has witnessed or that has come to the person’s attention, or failed to prevent.
Fails to report it to a federal judge or other federal official (who is not themselves involved in the crime).
The common law misprision of felony doctrine has been put into statutory form. But it continues to be controlling in case of people in specific positions of authority or responsibility who fail to act when made known of a federal crime. This would apply, for instance, to federal judges, to Department of Justice employees, to members of Congress, and others. That doctrine has been codified in the federal crime reporting statute, Title 18 U.S.C. § 4.
Overwhelming evidence exists at this site and in the related books of repeated misprision of felony crimes by people in key government positions. These include, for instance:
Employees of the U.S. Department of Justice, and other government departments.
Media people and media corporations.
Lawyers who compounded the obstruction of justice with sham legal attacks paralleling the obstruction of justice tactics by federal judges and Department of Justice employees.
One hundred percent cover-up, year after year, suggesting control by a source high in government, and probably the people in control of the political U.S. Department of Justice.
The federal offense of failure to disclose a felony, if coupled with some act concealing the felony, such as suppression of evidence, harboring or protecting the person performing the felony, intimidation or harming a witness, or any other act designed to conceal from authorities the fact that a crime has been committed.
Title 18 U.S.C. § 4. Misprision of felony. Whoever, having knowledge of the actual commission of a felony cognizable by a court of the United States, conceals and does not as soon as possible make known the same to some judge or other person in civil or military authority under the United States, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than three years, or both.
A federal judge, or any other government official, is required as part of the judge’s mandatory administrative duties, to receive any offer of information of a federal crime. If that judge blocks such report, that block is a felony under related obstruction of justice statutes, and constitutes a serious offense.
Upon receiving such information, the judge is then required to make it known to a government law enforcement body that is not themselves involved in the federal crime.
For over 40 years, former federal agent Rodney Stich has attempted to report the continuing corruption in the government’s aviation safety offices related to a series of continuing aviation disasters, and of criminal activities inflicting great harm upon the American people and upon the United States, to: