A common pattern in the deep crime phenomenon, in which individuals with no obvious connections or wealth receive undue protection from legal consequences for their crimes in a manner usually reserved for the rich and powerful.
- Philip Arthur Thompson (19??-20??, San Francisco CA) - mob and CIA hitman
- Kenneth Parnell (19??-19??, Ukiah CA) - abductor of Steven Stayner
- Paul Candler (19??-present, Mariposa County CA) - hitman for the corrupt Mariposa County law enforcement officers involved in drug distribution, and the likely ringleader of the group behind the Yosemite murders
- James Partin (19??-19??, Idaho Springs CO) - child pornography distributor who was a suspect in the Beth Miller disappearance, JonBenet Ramsey murder, and Erica Baker disappearance
- John Silvestro Jr. (19??-present, Citrus County FL) - son of LHS Associates operator John Silvestro who was involved in drug trafficking and most likely murdered Kenny Ritchie in connection with said drug ring
- John Norman (1973-198?, Chicago IL) - pedophile ring operator
- Sam Soda (197?-present, Des Moines IA) - procurer of children (such as Johnny Gosch) for the Franklin child sex ring who flaunted his ability to show child pornography at public conferences
- James Partin (19??-20??, Columbus OH and Kettering OH) - child pornography distributor who was a suspect in the Beth Miller disappearance, JonBenet Ramsey murder, and Erica Baker disappearance
- John Norman (19??-1973, Dallas TX) - pedophile ring operator
- Rick Allen Jones (????-present, Seattle WA) - engineer at the Seattle estate of Bill Gates who was charged with possessing and distributing thousands of child pornography images (many depicting children being brutally raped) but received only 90 days in jail
- Gregory Allen (19??-????, Manitowoc County WI) - sexual predator protected by local authorities
- Jon Sharkus (19??-present, Lake Geneva WI) - drug supplier and child abuser with local elites in his social circle
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