Days like this remind me just how dull my colleagues are . . . and that is a good thing. IRS attorney and Georgetown Adjunct Law Professor Jack Vitayanon, 41, has been arrested in a conspiracy to distribute 500 grams of methamphetamine.
Vitayanon is more Walter White than Jesse Pinkman. He is graduated from Dartmouth in 1997 with a bachelor’s degree and Columbia University with a law degree. He also received a master’s of law degree in taxation from New York University School of Law. He was then hired by the prestigious Debevoise & Plimpton firm in New York City. He later was hired by the Office of Professional Responsibility at the IRS.
Not exactly the profile of a meth dealer.
Law enforcement seized a FedEx package bound for Oceanside, Long, Island containing 460 grams of meth. When they nailed the recipient, she implicated Vitayanon as the source. She then cooperated in a taped internet video chat with Vitayanon.
Agents recounted how they saw Vitayanon smoking what appeared to be meth. They also have what they say is a text from Vitayanon saying that he was packaging the meth and requesting a $1,650 deposit for a bank account connected to him. They ultimately searched his apartment and found methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia, packaging materials and drug ledgers.