Friday, March 12, 2010

Skeletons in the closet of US Attorney Prosecuting Hal Turner

Chicago, IL – ( Assistant U.S. Attorney William R. Hogan is the man prosecuting radio host and Blogger Hal Turner over an Editorial on Turner’s web site from June, 2009.

During Turner’s second trial last week, Mr. Hogan introduced “evidence” from Turner’s web site dating all the way back to the year 2002. He even stooped so low as to raise an issue about a Letter-to-the-editor of a local newspaper Turner wrote in the year 1998.

None of Hogan’s “evidence” had anything to do with the charges against Mr. Turner, but Hogan used those pieces of “evidence” to muddy-the-waters in Turner’s trial. Clearly Hogan was trying to get the jury to Hate Mr. Turner so as to wrongly convict him. Hogan’s effort failed – again. The jury in the second trial was hung with the vote being 10 – 2 in favor of ACQUITTAL.

Seeing as Mr. Hogan thought it proper to dig into Hal Turner’s background, we decided it might be interesting to delve into Mr. Hogan’s Background. So, we did.

Oh, what a treasure trove of dirt we found! It turns out that Assistant United States Attorney William R. Hogan has quite a shady past.

Hogan has been with the US Attorney’s Office in the Northern District of Illinois (Chicago) for many years. In that time he developed a reputation as a man willing to win at any cost; even if it meant allegedly bribing witnesses, committing fraud, lying to juries and allowing inmates who “snitch” to get sex, drugs and unsupervised telephone access!
On at least one occasion, an inmate-turned--snitch was brought to the US Attorney’s Office where he was later caught having sex on the U.S. Attorney’s conference room table with his girlfriend! For Mr. Hogan, it didn’t seem to matter as long as he won.

While such antics didn’t seem to matter to Mr. Hogan, they mattered to the Illinois State Bar Association. A State Ethics Panel filed Ethics charges of fraud and suppression of evidence against Hogan for his alleged role in the botched prosecutions of El Rukn street gang members.

The ethics accusations against Hogan - the lead prosecutor of the El Rukns from 1988 to 1993 - allege that he withheld evidence from defense lawyers, made inaccurate statements to jurors and later gave inmates unfettered access to sex, drugs and unsupervised telephone use so they could run their street gang from the US Attorney’s office!

The most damning allegation - that Assistant U.S. Attorney William R. Hogan Jr. knew about positive drug tests of two cooperating witnesses and failed to tell defense attorneys about it!

The uproar over Hogan’s conduct was so serious that a federal judge threw out three El Rukn convictions which triggered a litigation nightmare that reached far beyond three defendants.

Defense attorneys said the judge's ruling could be the "death knell" for 34 other El Rukn trial convictions, spur the reversal of witness plea agreements and prompt motions in other cases - including an Operation Greylord case, the John Cappas investigation and a civil case involving a mob trial.
"It has tremendous implications," said law Professor Richard Kling, one of three attorneys who won new trials for El Rukn gang members.

After a nearly three-year probe, the U.S. Justice Department fired Hogan then fought to keep secret testimony by FBI agents and other witnesses called during the investigation.

Assistant U.S. Attorney William R. Hogan was notified that he was FIRED in a 16-page letter dated April 11 from Justice Department official David Margolis.

As most common folks already know, the legal system is infested with sleaze and back-room-deals. A couple deals later and all of a sudden, Mr. Hogan got his job back. Evidence of any wrongdoing was quietly squashed and Mr. Hogan had to lay low for awhile; obeying the rules and minding his P’s and Q’s.

All that changed with the trial of Hal Turner. It seems Mr. Hogan – who probably should have been disbarred – is back to his old tricks.

During trial #2 in the Hal Turner case, a particularly intense confrontation took place between Mr. Hogan and Mr. Turner. While Turner was testifying, he hinted that the financial records from the FBI were not complete Hogan asked “Are you suggesting my office has withheld evidence? Turner shot back “Yes.” Then let loose with a litany of proof.

Rather than describe it, we’ll let you read the actual court transcript to see for yourselves, then we’ll continue this story below. . . . .

Well, well, well. Old habits seem to die hard. Based on what’s in the court transcript above, it seems that Mr. Hogan is back to his old habits of suppressing evidence and lying to juries.

Hogan knows his case against Hal Turner is pure trash. He knows that Turner merely advocated violence in a context that did not lend itself to imminent lawlessness. He knows that such advocacy is protected by three separate US Supreme Court Decisions: “Brandenburg v. Ohio” “U.S. v. Watts” and “NAACP v. Claiborne Hardware.” But Mr. Hogan doesn’t seem to care about those rulings. He’s apparently trying to blur the line between advocacy and “threats.”

The only problem is, if he’s successful, it will forever smash 50 years of rock solid free speech case law. And if he gets away with it by successfully criminalizing Hal Turner’s opinion, then his brethren in other US Attorney’s Offices will be able to criminalize EVERYONE’S opinions.

Mr. Hogan opened the door to Hal Turner’s past. Turnabout is fair play.

The best part is, there are far more skeletons in Mr. Hogan’s closet. His Divorce is particularly dicey, but we’ll leave that alone; at least for now.

Hal Turner is not alone in this fight. His family, friends and intelligence operatives he worked with for years, are in this fight too. If cunning misdirection and sleazy character assassination is the path the government chooses to pursue, they’d better realize such tactics work both ways.

Everybody has skeletons in their closet. As we’ve just shown, we can dig them up.
If you doubt the facts herein, read about them for yourself in the New York Times and elsewhere, below:

New York Times Coverage:

Ethics Charges Filed:

Suppression of Evidence:

Convictions Overturned Because of Hogan Misconduct:

Hogan Gets FIRED:


  1. :),when do i get to bring you a cuban brother !

  2. -xlnt. bit of research by the relatives of Hal'Turner, --it is indeed alarming if most disheartening to learn that there is such corruption rife within the tax-payer supported US-Attorney’s Office in Northern District of Chicago Illinois! One might think that shady operators that have infiltrated our judicial-system such as Atty.-William R.Hogan would be smarter that to tangle with a usConstitutional Patriot the likes of Hal'Turner, --but clearly their blatant arrogance, and repudiation of ethics and our sacred Bill-of-Rights, leads them to believe that evil can prevail over God-fearing moral honesty. Let us pray that good citizens of the Jury and of the Bench shall resort to revisiting our precious besieged usConstitution, and not resort to political imprisonment of Americans for merely speaking our minds in anger toward certain overbearing if ruthless demagogues... ~R.vH sandiego

  3. Ah yes. this is the same climate(chicago)that brought us the corrupt thug administration of change of Obama. i hope and pray with all my being, that you beat these Bastards at their own game. My prayers are with you ans yours.

  4. the deal is done . never a question of HAl winning , the question is how forgiven will him be and his friends..,
    Obama nbot quite sure ,, i would be more worried about Mr Paul whose son is dancing with pelosi . ROn just has all to many great answer that all want to hear ..regimes come and go but what they are doing today is truly waking up the republic , they would luv nothing more than to slice it up in pieces and divide up and rewards...
    and then redo all over again but on a grand scale with no longer amero but worldero currency.. based on more illusions..
    you see the game was fixed at the beginning ,the king bet on both teams ,either way he won ,.. and today same thing but ,i hear there are other kings betting but on ONE side :)
    start warming the tip of that cigar :)

  5. Seems that under our precious US constitution, a man has the God-Given right to speak his mind. No matter how egregious- no?
    For HT to say that these nefarious anti=American magistrates " deserve to be killed" seems intentionally offensive. Albeit benign, thus very much well within one's right of Free-Speech. Apparently the Prosecutors are desperately trying to put words into his mouth that were never actually there;- for example, HT never said:- I am going to murder some named nasty Judge, No, HT said the named, nasty Judges, " deserve to be killed" - (ie:A) run over by a bus? (B) be hit by lightening? (C) suffer a fatal heart attack? (D) die from eating sushi?) --- shucks, most any good US Constitutional Patriot would surely applaud any of that happening to these devious Judges.--matter of fact I agree with HT.
    Our nation would be a much better place. This trial is a disgrace, and a terrible waste of US taxpayers monies which should be spent prosecuting the " inside Job" perpetrators of 11/Sept/2001. - Robair vH of San Diego

  6. Turn around is Fair Play!!!

    It seems he is doing the same Voo-Doo at HT's trial. Lying to the jury, throwing up smoke screens, turning this into a racial issue, name calling, and all the while, the judge did not instruct him to stick with what HT is actually charged with.
    I find it hard to believe he (Hogan) still has a job.

    One thing for sure, he was not acquitted by a jury,instead, his own buddies gave him back his job. I guess they felt it would be easier than having all fingers point at them because they work with him, ( ie:) "show me your company and I'll tell you what you are"

    Guidelines must be set for trial, stick with what HT is charged with, and when Hogan disobeys the Judge, (which he always does) throw his ass in Jail. He is the real criminal, he is the true threat to our entire Judicial System.

  7. That's like judge Green in the famous Chicago 7 trial. He invented a new term for use against the defence team. "Ob-stained." It never changes in ShitCago!