Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Congress Investigating Prosecutor in Turner Case

US Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald and several of his assistants are under Congressional Investigation for allegedly manufacturing evidence and forcing witnesses to lie. One of the Assistants named in the Congressional investigation is Assistant US Attorney William Hogan who is prosecuting Hal Turner over an Editorial written last year.

One corrupt aspect of the Turner case that may interest Congress has to do with concealing of evidence by the government. A “blanket letter of declination” was issued by the New Jersey United States Attorney’s office which said the government would not prosecute Hal Turner for anything on his radio show or web site. Instead of honoring that letter, the US Attorney from Chicago circumvented the New Jersey US Attorney’s Office and brought a prosecution against Turner in Chicago. Even worse, when Turner’s defense lawyers found out that the Blanket Letter of Declination existed, they subpoenaed it, but the US Attorney from Chicago asked the court to CONCEAL that letter from the Jury!

Sadly, the court agreed to CONCEAL THE EVIDENCE, saying the letter was “attorney work product” and could not be used by Turner’s defense lawyers. This is yet another example of the deceitful tactics being employed by the US Attorney in Chicago in his politically-correct witch hunt against radio host and blogger Hal Turner.

Below, you can read about other shenanigans being undertaken by the US Attorney in Chicago which seem to prove that the entire office out there is little more than a den of vipers. Details below.

Original story located at: http://www.prnewschannel.com/absolutenm/templates/?z=4&a=1978

(PRNewsChannel) / Washington, D.C. / In an apparent expansion of a four-year
congressional investigation of United States Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois Patrick Fitzgerald's office, a U.S. House Judiciary Subcommittee will call witnesses today to determine if the prosecutor's office manufactured evidence and forced witnesses to lie to obtain a 2003 conviction of a then prominent Chicago real estate developer and attorney.

After his trial and conviction, Peter Palivos, 51, presented the committee with evidence showing that prosecutors forced witnesses to lie against him or face charges themselves.

"They wanted to frame me to get me to become a witness against George Ryan, but I have nothing incriminating to say against the man," Palivos said in Oct. 2005 (http://cbs2chicago.com/topstories/Peter.Palivos.2.321955.html).

After hearing the evidence, which includes sworn affidavits from witnesses who say there were forced to lie about Mr. Palivos, three separate House Judiciary Subcommittees asked the U.S. Justice Department to investigate "possible prosecutorial misconduct" by Fitzgerald's office.

Though the investigation has apparently been ongoing for nearly four years, this is the first time it has become public.

The committee's investigation is seeking to discover the scope of wrongdoing involved after failing to get satisfactory replies from the U.S. Dept. of Justice, which committee members believe should have followed up on its discoveries.

WHO IS U.S. ATTORNEY PATRICK FITZGERALD?

Besides being the current United States Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois, Fitzgerald is also a member of the U.S. Department of Justice Office of Special Counsel.

He was the federal prosecutor in charge of the investigation of the Valerie Plame affair, which led to the prosecution and conviction of Scooter Libby, Vice President Dick Cheney's chief of staff.

He has also been involved in high-profile cases, including former Ill. Gov. George Ryan and several aides to Chicago Mayor Richard Daley. His office is currently investigating an alleged plot to sell Barack Obama's vacated U.S. Senate seat to the highest bidder, which led to the arrest of Ill. Gov. Rod Blagojevich on December 9, 2008--one year ago yesterday--and to his impeachment a few months later.

Gov. Blagojevich has steadfastly proclaimed his innocence.

Antoin "Tony" Rezko, a former campaign contributor to President Obama, convicted in 2008 of fraud and bribery, wrote a letter to his sentencing judge saying Fitzgerald and his prosecutors were pressuring him to lie against then Sen. Barack Obama and Gov. Blagojevich when neither was involved in wrongdoing. (Rezko letter)

Blagojevich's former fundraiser, Chris Kelly, committed suicide after admitting to bribery in an unrelated case to obtain government contracts. Before his death, Kelly suggested he was being squeezed by Fitzgerald's office, suggesting that prosecutors were pressuring him to cooperate with their investigation of Blagojevich, which he refused to do.

SCOPE OF U.S. HOUSE JUDICIARY INVESTIGATION

The U.S. House Judiciary Committee, which has the oversight and authority to investigate the judiciary branch of the U.S. government, began examining the Palivos case nearly four years ago.

Palivos alleges that he was convicted on a concocted obstruction of justice charge after he refused to lie for prosecutors in their investigation of former Ill. Gov. George Ryan, who is serving time in federal prison on corruption charges.

Palivos says he was told by federal agent Thomas Heinzer that he would be 'framed with that crime' unless he cooperated in the office's investigation. When he did not, he was subsequently indicted and convicted.

"For my honesty I earned the wrath of U.S. Attorney Fitzgerald’s office. That office proceeded to create an obstruction of justice crime against me by bullying witnesses and defense attorneys and they even manufactured evidence. These prosecutorial misconduct methods succeeded in wrongfully indicting, convicting and imprisoning me."

Following Palivos' trial, witnesses gave the House Judiciary Committee sworn affidavits “stating that they were forced to lie and the prosecutors on the case engaged in misconduct” in his case, prompting the committee to expand its investigation.

The documents the committee received also contained evidence, which appeared to show federal prosecutors prepared a false affidavit, falsified interview statements, threatened a defense attorney with a trumped-up obstruction of justice charge if he filed a motion, suborned perjury and withheld exculpatory evidence that would have prevented the imprisonment of an innocent man--Mr. Palivos.

On March 30, 2009 the Chairman of the Subcommittee on the Courts and Competition Policy, U.S. Congressman Hank Johnson in a letter regarding Mr. Palivos' case, wrote, "It appears his case is a good example of prosecutorial misconduct." (Misconduct suspected)

On May 7, 2009 the House Judiciary Chairman John Conyers and Subcommittee Chairman Johnson wrote a joint letter to Attorney General Holder requesting a “fresh examination” of Mr. Palivos’ case and for the DOJ to produce six federal prosecutors and agents for interviews: Asst. U.S. Attorney Patrick Collins, Small Business Administration Agent Thomas Heinzer, AUSA William Hogan, AUSA Marsha McClellan, AUSA Pierre Talbert and former AUSA Eric Wilson.

The U.S. House Judiciary Subcommittee on Courts and Competition hearing is scheduled for 1:00 PM in the Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2237 on Thursday, December 10, 2009.

House Judiciary's web site: http://judiciary.house.gov Phone: 202-225-3951.

TIMELINE:

October 23, 2007: Peter Palivos case mentioned by HJC Subcommittee as warranting "additional scrutiny and committee action." (Palivos case warrants action)

January 16, 2008: Letter to DOJ written by HJC Chairman John Conyers and Congressman Bobby Scott, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security. (Conyers to DOJ letter)

February 29, 2008: DOJ responds with letter to Chairman Conyers. (DOJ response)

March 30, 2009: HJC Subcommittee Chairman Hank Johnson concludes misconduct occurred in Palivos case. (Misconduct suspected)

May 7, 2009: HJC Chairmen Conyers and Johnson write letter to Attorney General Holder requesting a “fresh examination” of Mr. Palivos’ case. (Chairmen letter to Holder)

July 10, 2009: Assistant Attorney General Weich writes DOJ response with similar language from previous letters seemingly disregarding a ‘fresh examination’ of the case. (AAG Weich response)

Dec. 10, 2009: Hearing before the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Courts and Competition. Chairman Johnson is expected to mention the Palivos case and Mr. Palivos and his wife, Vicky, will sit in the front row for the hearing. However, the hearing today is about judicial recusals, not prosecutorial misconduct or U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald.

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13 comments:

  1. Well, Well, Well

    Why am I not surprised???

    It's about time these scoundrels are brought to task!!!! BUT, sadly, we all know that this will probably be covered up like all Chicago's Sins.

    I find it very interesting that "the Blanket Letter of Declination" was concealed.

    This not only tells the public that the US Attorney from Chicago is as dirty as they come, but, it also brings up a serious question about the Judge, Governor Christie, and more disturbing, it now, might answer the many questions that so many spectators in the courtroom had during the last trial.

    "Why did the defense closing arguments in this trial pale in comparison to the closing argument in the previous trial"??
    Hal, I give you credit for being such a gentleman when you simply said, "A new set of eye's might be needed. A new set of value's and ball's might have helped also!!

    What really went on behind closed doors??? CONGRESS needs to take a good, hard look at this ENTIRE case from start ,up to and including NOW

    At this point, we ALL need to contact CONGRESS and demand a Congressional Investigation.

    This needs to be looked into!!!!!!!

    THIS COULD HAPPEN TO ANYONE OF US. State your opinion, go to jail!!!!!

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  2. OMG!!! How deep does this BLACK HOLE in Chicago go ????

    Please don't tell me it ran from Chicago, to New Jersey, to Brooklyn.

    SAY IT ISN'T SO.

    THESE FILTHY, ROTTEN, SCOUNDREL'S!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  3. LOOKS LIKE THIS DISEASE IS SPREADING.

    #1 Peter Palivos, #2 Governor Rod Blagojevich of Illinois, #3 Hal Turner.

    The common denominator is that they are all saying the exact thing.

    "The United States Attorney's office in Chicago, Il. needs to be investigated".

    There is no doubt Hal's case has been filled with Malicious Prosecution, questionable actions by the court, questionable decisions by the court, strange behavior at the last trial by Hal's defense,
    the jury at the last trial being instructed (after the trial ended) not to speak to the press, the Judge making a ruling that the defense could not give it's opening statement until (AFTER) the prosecution closed it's case, even though neither side made a motion for such a ruling, the prosecution being permitted to turn the last trial into a racial issue, (that is not what Hal was charged with) the defense did not object, the judge did not stop the prosecutor, the FACT that, Hal was in jail for 129 days, even though he was not convicted of a crime, under house arrest since his release in October, on a unreasonable amount of bail ($500,000) .

    THINK ABOUT THIS, $500,000 bail for a man who EXPRESSED HIS OPINION, EXERCISED HIS FIRST AMENDMENT RIGHT TO FREE SPEECH,

    What ever happened to INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY??

    How many other innocent men and women are in jail because of these same people? How many other lives and families have been ruined because of these same people? HOW MUCH LONGER WILL THEY GET AWAY WITH THESE CRIMES, BEFORE A CONGRESSIONAL COMMITTEE PUTS A STOP TO THIS?

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  4. "How many other innocent men and women are in jail because of these same people? How many other lives and families have been ruined because of these same people? HOW MUCH LONGER WILL THEY GET AWAY WITH THESE CRIMES, BEFORE A CONGRESSIONAL COMMITTEE PUTS A STOP TO THIS?

    April 22, 2010 11:14 AM "

    Hello,

    Fema camp is calling you:
    http://tinyurl.com/NukFemaCamps
    http://tinyurl.com/NukMartialLaw

    Truly

    Truth will set you free, according to Jesus in John 8:32

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  5. AMERICA, WEAK UP,One day you are working undercover helping to KEEP THIS COUNTRY SAFE,(Thank You Mr Turner)then you some how come under the scope of FITZGERALD'S THUGS.....Who is the PUPPET MASTER BEHIND BEHIND THIS MADNESS....Just the fact that HOGAN(BULLY)COULD NOT GET A Jury to convict Mr Turner(even with 2 trials, the total # of yeses still won't make 12)SO now it takes a Congressional Investigation to see some thing is WRONG........
    Why are we not charging this GROUP OF THUGS WITH
    CHARGES OF MURDER AFTER former fundraiser, Chris Kelly, committed suicide after admitting to bribery in an unrelated case to obtain government contracts. Before his death, Kelly suggested he was being squeezed by Fitzgerald's office, suggesting that prosecutors were pressuring him to cooperate with their investigation of Blagojevich, which he refused to do.
    So if you fall under there radar like Mr Turner they will squeeze you either way just to get there way.....WHY????? Do we lit this happen.....Just the CIRCUS type atmosphere that HOGAN PLAYED OUT IN COURT should have opened AMERICAS EYES, Who put the BLINDERS ON THE NEW'S MEDIA......Have we lost ALL OF OUR RIGHTS....
    Please ask your self, If you had fallen under this type of JUSTICE COULD YOU SURVIVE OR WOULD YOU ALSO FALL VICTIM TO THESE THUGS....
    HAL PLEASES stand TALL we all NEED YOU to bring out the TRUTH AND keep all of us FREE FROM THIS TYPE OF INJUSTICE.........
    God Bless AMERICA, LETS BUT THE REAL CRIMINALS IN JAIL........

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  6. -Hummmmm, -this egregiously clear case of malicious-prosecution against outspoken usConstitutional patriot Harold'Turner is receiving escalating observance, both by concerned citizens and educators of the usJudicial-system, --as well as by our usa-Representatives! Indeed, it is expected that a 'landmark decision' may be ensuing outside the direct jurisdiction of the Court-bench, -which could have positive repercussions in support of usConstitutional ethics of procedure, and dire implications as to the moral-standing of the highly-abusive usProsecutors! Moreover, this Case also has extensive tentacles as to the Internet, which is finding a major-role in educating the public; --to such an extent, that the Zionist-controlled usa/Public-Library Sys.(-all books on shelves must be first approved by Jews, particularly as to be in compliance with the special-interest of the foreign-nation Israel; --thereby selfishly denying equal access of expression by thus long disenfranchised thoughtful Arab and Aryan peoples not catering to hateful Jew-Holo'hoax Religious-fables for example.)

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  7. It seems they are trying to do the same thing to Hal as they did to Congressman James Trafficant. don't let the COCKSUCKERS get away with it. Fight tooth and nail!!

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  8. it gets better ...
    dont worry about that

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  9. The other case that we need to watch is the "Hutaree Militia" case..The Judge in that case is questioning the validity of the charges and said that saying that you should kill someone does not constitute a threat...I hope this helps out Hals case...I am utterly disgusted with the politics of this Country now...If Hal had been born at any other time he would be considered a Hero..and he is to me.You hang in there Turner Family...the wind is about to shift.

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  10. I'm beginning to think that Judge Walter may not be the "Honorable, Honest" man that the Turner Family think's he is.

    Looking back to the going's on, (shenanigans) with this case this Judge,

    # 1 allowed Hal out on bail, but increased the bail amount, from $250,000 to $500,000 giving the appearance of fair, but was it really fair?,

    # 2 allowed the Prosecution to call the FBI to testify IN THE FIRST TRIAL as their witnesses, than, required Hal to take the stand during the SECOND TRIAL before he would allow the FBI to testify as his witnesses (He knew that the FBI testimony would only bolster what Hal has said from the beginning )

    # 3 instructing the Jury that he RULED they could NOT consider THE FIRST AMENDMENT in this case, knowing that this is NOTHING BUT A FIRST AMENDMENT CASE,

    # 4 ruling that the Defense could not give their opening statement until the Prosecution closed it's entire case,

    # 5 prohibiting the Defense from entering evidence that would have won the case,

    # 6 instructing the Jury, (AFTER) they deadlocked (AFTER) they were dismissed that they were not allowed to speak with the press. What was he trying to hide from the press?

    # 7 Lifting SOME of Hal's restrictions on his house arrest, BUT, still keeping him under house arrest. WHY?? Exactly what does he think Hal will do?? Nothing, that's what!! He never broke the law.

    This writer believes that the words Honorable & Honest should be replaced with the word CUNNING !!!

    This isn't about a crime, It never was a crime, only Hal's opinion. These 3 Judges from Chicago got pissed off and the rest is history. This Judge doesn't want to fall out of the Good Grace of his 3 golfing buddies, so while he is playing Honorable Judge, his priority is doing everything to slant this entire case in favor of the GOVERNMENT. OOPS, "this is just my opinion"

    How long will it be before someone with POWER ,BALLS, and just a PINCH OF INTEGRITY put a stop to this sham??????? Is that person out there???

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  11. you cant say this HAl, we saw it all coming and screamed from rooftops ,yet here we are a country imploding with all that was told via this site and others . now they are angry ,they should be ,at themselves..
    hyenas .
    sure would be nice to have a repost of the movie script of visiting washington and other state capitols to remove them by constitutional treason close to 300+ million and nothing but more divide and conquer , good one , history people just dont read do they and always loooking for a daddy to save them.

    fun times ahead brother !i think by hte time your case gets to supreme court ,it will no longer exist ,it wlll be the court of Rome or Davos .
    amazing

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  12. for brother hal
    hope all is well and quiet letaly , i gather they are in mode of debrief and of settleents.
    honestly hal i wouldl not lose respect for one moment if you chose this path and played a ore analasis role or off to the sunshine you go and look in irror and say you trieed ,others are putting pieces together , you kinow the ones who are called us nuts who now say we werre the nuts ..
    life huh
    hard to deprogram thousands of years
    be well to yo uand faily

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