Pentagon Official Charged For Operating Dog Fighting Ring, Executions, For Over 20 Years

  • A senior Department of Defense official was one of two men arrested in Maryland last week on accusations of facilitating a secret dog fighting ring that included the execution of the dogs that didn’t win, the Department of Justice announced.
  • Frederick Douglass Moorefield, 62, who served as a Deputy Chief Information Officer for Command, Control, and Communications, for the Office of the Secretary of Defense, was arrested Thursday with his longtime friend Mario Flythe, 49, on charges of promoting an alleged dog fighting operation for over 20 years.
  • According to the criminal affidavit, authorities rescued at least 12 dogs while serving warrants at their residences in September, where they found veterinary steroids, training equipment and jumper cables that were “used to execute dogs that lose dogfights(sic).”
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