Thank you for visiting the official website of Steven Neal Greenoe. This site is presented and maintained in an effort to offer a repaired narrative to that provided by the prosecution in U.S. v. Greenoe. This site was created following his arrest in 2010 in order to inform the public conversation regarding his case. The media never interviewed Mr. Greenoe or his counsel at any stage of their reporting on his case, nor have they reported on any evidence of his defense.
A myriad of factors have prevented Mr. Greenoe's defense from being publicly presented, including sealed and classified documents that, had they been published here or anywhere, would have garnered more criminal charges for Mr. Greenoe.
Upon his arrest, not only was he prevented from settling financial obligations in the U.K. under threat of incurring money laundering charges, Mr. Greenoe was also prevented from communicating with any outside parties, including his attorney, then-wife, and chain of command, for two weeks following his arrest. The flow of information outward from Mr. Greenoe and his team was slim while the U.S. government's prosecution team made statement after statement. Additionally, matters regarding ongoing legal proceedings were and are illegal to comment on outside of the courtroom.
When some of these legal actions drew to a close in 2016, Mr. Greenoe was able to write a series of installments on some of what occurred from the time of his arrest until the time of his sentencing, a period of roughly nineteen months. These, as well as future additions to the series, can be found in the "Journal" portion of this website.
Further writings by Mr. Greenoe on his experiences to date were, at the time, deemed inadvisable for publication for fear of reprisal from the United States Federal Bureau of Prisons and the Department of Justice.
All legal actions are at a conclusion, but Mr. Greenoe is still at the mercy of the United States government. He will be making available his unclassified legal documentation on this website as well as his writings on his case and experiences, including when he went back to court on actual innocence (one of only two men in his penitentiary to ever do so) in 2015.
Steven Neal Greenoe was born in New Orleans in 1973, thus precipitating a life-long love of jazz and good food. Upon relocating with his family to North Carolina around 1978, he became highly active in scouting and school athletics.
After graduating from high school, he volunteered for the United States Marine Corps, serving the 1st Marine Division in Camp Pendleton, California.
Honorably discharged, he then attended North Carolina State University, studying History and Political Science. Afterwards, he accepted a commission and returned to government employ. Steven became an intelligence officer and served with some of the world's most elite Special Forces, including the French Foreign Legion Paratroopers.
His covert career in Eastern Europe and the Middle East grew an overt career guarding some of the world's most high profile VIP's, such as Matt Damon and Madonna, before focusing on private equity for strategic international development. He reached the highest levels of governments and the global business elite.
In 2010, Steven Greenoe was made politically expendable to a foreign investigation by his own government in order to conceal their culpability in ordering his "criminal" actions.
Remanded to federal custody, he spent over 500 days in solitary confinement while on "pre-trial" status, meaning he had yet to see a judge or know of what he was accused. This was on order of the Department of Justice in order to silence and/or break him while awaiting his time in court.
Steven was incarcerated for 18 months, including over 12 months in solitary confinement, before being able to see a judge and present his defense. He then served 3 years following his 2012 sentencing in federal prisons before he was able to return to court under "actual innocence" in 2015. At that time, he was only one of two men in the history of his facility to ever do so. Even though the process did not lead to early release, Mr. Greenoe was able to enter previously withheld exculpatory information into evidence, including his pay records from U.S. intelligence agencies, thus immortalizing it in the official court records. If and when these records become declassified, we will post them here.
Steven was released approximately 6 months early in December of 2018 with a perfect disciplinary records. He is since proud to have been able to re-build important relationships as well as create new ones, care for his elderly mother and grandmother, and to be building a residential contracting firm in Raleigh, NC, called Greenoe Enterprises.
He looks forward to continuing to put the above mentioned uncharacteristic period of his life into proper context as the aberration it was by living as he always had: in a positive and respected way. He is eternally grateful to those who supported him during his incarceration. Steven also looks forward to connecting with his twin sons as soon as possible, and sends his love to them always.