Oh I apologize about the confusion ToF, my bad.
Alex like I said, one of the shooters at Casa Grade told me about it and I still continued to take classes from him because of time, cost, and entertainment. This link was sent to me buy a buddy of mine who works for the Austin Police Department. http://www.tacticalforums.com/ubb/Forum1/HTML/000326.html
It illustrates how and why he was charged and how he got off. This was new to me and thank you for allowing me to do more research on the issue.
Gabe is a gifted speaker/instructor and he has a nit-ch for it. Some try to emulate his style, but often fail miserably at it. Very instinctive guy. He was an up and coming tactical instructor until the "Workers Comp" issue came about. Most folks questioned the ethical side of the incident. Too bad, but he has rebounded well! This is why he is shunned among the current institutional shooting community in the mainland. He has an occult like following which is contagious. I have to admit I am one of them.
However, I have no issues with him. He is a good businessman. I will through money/time to any organization if they can deliver. I just have an issue as to how the instruction is marketed, and thats purely my opinion and I'll keep it at that.
We were hoping to do some team tactics in Hawaii back in July, but when it fell through we knew we it was not Gabe's fault and it must have been with the host. Most of the time that is were the disconnect is and we have had our share of moving to an alternate sites to shoot more than once. Hosts often over-promise and under-deliver unless you have a dedicated range to use.
You know, I am glad we got to meet a lot of different firearm instructor personality and skill sets while living on the mainland. I hear there is strong Gabe Suarez following on the island and if I stepped on any body toes, relax folks. It's going to be okay because Gabe is one of many "paramilitary" instructors who are brave enough to teach this stuff to civilians for profit without being monitored by government agencies. This why you never post pictures of "tactical cool" training pictures on the net unless you have permission or block their face. I learned this the hard way. Seriously, you never know who is targeting you.
Not everybody wants to join the military or serve as LEO's and these school serve as way to fulfill that survivalist fantasy. So get off the island and see what is out there if you have the funds.
I am glad he is not a felon because he is a Devout Christian who found God and I truly respect that.
I hope all is forgiven Alex so please excuse my ignorance.