I can cite a non-hypothetical case (as regards allegations forwarded to the FBI).
A few years ago, the proprietor of a quacky alt med website (Mike Adams of Natural News) got ticked off at David Gorski, an oncologic surgeon and researcher who runs a blog (Respectful Insolence) that frequently takes on purveyors of bogus alternative medicine (Adams and his enterprise had often been the target of Respectful Insolence articles). In response, Adams launched an NN assault on Gorski that included the following allegations he said that he forwarded to the F.B.I. and other law enforcement organizations:
"That Dr. Gorski demonstrates the kind of pathological behavior that is in many ways consistent with a criminal mind or “mad scientist” engaged in unethical and possibly illegal activities that place the safety of the public at risk…
That Dr. Gorski sought to hide his identity behind an alter ego named “ORAC” so that he could engage in outrageous, written intimidation attacks against reasoned critics of the cancer and vaccine industries, while distancing his professional activities as a cancer surgeon from the nefarious and possibly illegal racketeering activities of his alter-ego ORAC…
That Dr. David Gorski masterminded a coordinated science fraud scheme to distort the outcomes of an online vaccine epidemiological survey known as VANVCD.org in order to suppress statistical evidence of adverse events among vaccinated children
That Dr. David Gorski is engaged in criminal racketeering to commit fraud by publicly and repeatedly misrepresenting facts about cancer treatment risks and vaccine risks in order to financially benefit himself through cancer treatment revenues, and by deceptively posing as alternate identities on Wikipedia and through other online publishing venues, through which he quotes himself as an expert on such topics, deceiving readers into believing he was cited by a third party writer…
THIS LIST OF ALLEGATIONS is being published at NaturalNews.com. A copy is being forwarded to the Michigan Attorney General and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Detroit office, Special Agent in Charge David P. Gelios, as well as other relevant parties.
The nuttiness burbles on and on (you can Google the rest of it at the risk of losing neurons), and also makes lurid claims of affiliation between Dr. Gorski and a physician convicted in a cancer treatment fraud scheme (the two were never colleagues).
This stuff was supposedly forwarded to the F.B.I. back in 2016. I can just imagine the eye-rolling over at the Bureau. :rolleyes:: I know of no F.B.I. investigation of any of the parties involved in this brouhaha.
Maybe they just don’t have sufficient time or personnel to prosecute bogus allegations. Or major indictments are just around the corner. :dubious::dubious::dubious: