During the course of the investigation of my alleged crime - the attempted assassination of President Clinton - the U.S. Secret Service would continue to rape the U.S. Constitution with violations of my civil rights under the 4th, 5th, 6th and 14th Amendments. They would also ignore the "Great Writ" - The Writ of Habeas Corpus and kidnap me for a period of nearly two weeks in a locked mental ward.
In due course, I would come to trial and be found guilty of "only" one offense of the many charges filed against me on February 17, 1994 - 18 USC 871 - "Threat against the president" and sentenced to five years in federal prison, three years probation and a fine of $250,000. I would serve this sentence in a number of federal prisons and be twice the victim of attempted assassination by fellow inmates, perhaps at the direction of the U.S. Secret Service. I would be released on June 26, 1998 to start life again after being illegally imprisoned in some of the worse correctional facilities in the United States.
This story is told here.
I successfully completed my court ordered three years of probation on June 26, 2001 with no violations. This marked the closure of my case, "The United States of America v. Ronald Gene Barbour." I was informed by my probation officer that if I kept a "clean nose" the U.S. Federal Government had no more interest in me. In short, he said I was free as a bird! However, the U.S. Secret Service had other ideas...
The story is told here in detail on this website.
The short of it is that I have been ruthlessly targeted as a "PERSON OF INTEREST" by the U.S. Secret Service for the last seventeen years at the cost of millions of taxpayer dollars and countless man hours of useless work by the U.S. Secret Service. This official terrorism has only served to keep me poor unemployed and on the run. Since 2001 I have lived in the following states: Florida, Texas, California, Nevada, Utah and Montana in a quest for privacy. The outcome is always the same: The U.S. Secret Service starts a campaign against my employers and landlords - In time I'm usually asked to move on. Some years ago "Les Miz" was popular as a Broadway play and movie: I'm living "Les Miz" on a daily basis. I own the role of Jean Val Jean.
I have to ask myself - what is the real reason behind the civil war launched against me by the U.S. Secret Service? I think the official reason they would give that I am a threat to the presidency runs contrary to the facts. The real reason for this "Secret Civil War" has to do with the fact that I'm a proud WASP Southerner, decorated U.S. Army veteran and prolific writer who owns five blogs and continues to be highly critical of the U.S. Secret Service and the presidency. I was told by Senior Special Agent John Francis McKenna at FCI Coleman on March 15, 1998 that I was not to publish anything concerning my case or its aftermath; that for me the First Amendment did not exist.