Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Flashback: March 20, 2006

Flashback: March 20, 2006
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On March 21, 2006, a subpoena commanding her to produce the medical records of Crystal Mangum to the Court was delivered to Theresa Arico of Duke University Medical Center. The subpoena appears to have been signed by District Attorney Mike Nifong on March 20, 2006.
In June, Joseph Neff of the News & Observer noted :
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"On March 29, 2006, Mr. Nifong claimed to have read a medical report that, according to discovery, was not printed until March 30, 2006, or retrieved by law enforcement pursuant to Mr. Nifong's own subpoena until April 5, 2006," wrote Joseph B. Cheshire V and Bradley Bannon, Evans' attorneys."
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"Nifong presented a subpoena to Duke Hospital on March 21 requesting the medical records and rape examination of the accuser, who said three men raped her at the party."
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Fast Forward: February 28, 2007
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"8. Nifong learned of the case on March 22, 2006, when the NTO was granted and served on forty-six members of the Duke lacrosse team." State Bar Amended Complaint 1/24/2007
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"8. Defendant admits that he did not learn of the case until after the NTO was granted and served on the forty-six Duke Lacrosse players. However, he denies that the Order was granted on March 22, 2006, as he believes the date was March 23, 2006." Defendant Nifong's answer to the State Bar 2/28/2007
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"205. Nifong sought and obtained these indictments after receiving the preliminary results from Dr. Meehan and despite his office's prior representation in the application for the NTO that the "DNA evidence requested will immediately rule out any innocent persons." State Bar Amended Complaint 1/24/2007
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"205. Defendant admits the allegations contained in paragraph 205, but denies any inference that he was bound by representations made by subordinates in his office prior to his having knowledge of the case." Defendant Nifong's answer to the State Bar 2/28/2007
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Hat tip: maggief

21 comments:

Anonymous said...

oops!

That sures looks like March 20 and it sure looks like Mike Nifong's signature. Sort of blows Nifong's answer to the bar!

Tillie! Tillie! Have you be forging Nifong's signature again?

BTW - Tillie is Nifong's dog

Anonymous said...

DAMN's gonna argue that the signature is a stamped signature, put there by someone in his office and that somehow this is acceptable and common practice.

Anonymous said...

Partial settlement reached in subpoena suit against Hardin
Herald-Sun, The (Durham, NC)
September 16, 1995
Author: PAUL BONNER The Herald-Sun


One of several lawsuits claiming that Durham investigators and prosecutors have routinely violated federal wiretap laws and state rules of criminal procedure was partly settled Thursday when District Attorney James Hardin Jr. agreed to make sure subpoenas are issued legally.
A subpoena is an order to appear in court or deliver documents or other items needed in a court case.

The consent order in Durham County Superior Court in the lawsuit filed by Sadie H. Collins of Durham settled claims against Hardin. Hardin is represented by lawyers from the state Attorney General's office.

Hardin did not admit any wrongdoing in the settlement. Collins, who is represented by Durham lawyer Alex Charns, will continue the lawsuit against other defendants, who include police officers, the city of Durham and GTE South.

Charns said Friday that the complained-of actions by Hardin and members of his office continued even after the lawsuits were filed. On Wednesday, Charns requested an injunction against Hardin in the Collins case.

``The pattern continued into this summer,'' Charns said. ``I would certainly hope that the contempt power of the court would ensure that these abuses would cease. Now there's some teeth in a court order and, hopefully, that will make a difference.''

Collins and other citizens have complained in lawsuits that the District Attorney's office and police used subpoenas to get their telephone records from GTE although they were not a party to any pending court case, in violation of state rules of evidence. Collins claims that three improper subpoenas were used to get her phone records. Other lawsuits claim that some subpoenas also weren't properly authorized because they were signed only with a photocopy of an assistant district attorney's signature.

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Anonymous said...

Fast Forward year should be 2007

Anonymous said...

Devastating.

bill anderson said...

Is there no end to the lies that Michael B. Nifong tells? And people say that before the lacrosse case, he had a reputation for honesty? Surely, not!!

Michael said...

The State Bar Ammended Complaint date should be 2007; not 2006 on items 8 and 205.

Anonymous said...

Based on my observations of Nifong over the years, the "discrepancy" you just pointed out would be the kind of thing that, if a defendant or a defense lawyer had done it, would cause Nifong to explode with rage and threats of sanctions and four-letter words galore.

gs said...

Well H&C on Fox are having a 1 yr of the rape segment tonight. Expect to see a lot more over the next week or so.

NC can not fix this frame after almost a year? NC is going to get dragged through the mud. The SPs have better get busy.

Anonymous said...

There is about to be another flashback. The Lacrosse coach who was forced out, Mike Pressler, will publish a book in June about just how he was forced out...the season cancelled...and the team advised by Duke lawyers to NOT exercise their right to get their own lawyers.

http://www.heraldsun.com/durham/4-828666.cfm

Will this book spell the end of Broadhead at Duke? One can only hope so.

Anonymous said...

I sort of miss D.A.M.N. Appreciation Week! We could of had a subpoena contest! I hear Northgate Sub Station would have put out a challenge to all of the other Sub Stations.

BTW the Hag of the Hoax Contest is still rumoured to be coming - Mums the word!

Anonymous said...

Nifong is not only evil, but this latest lie reveals that he is really, really stupid. This lie is so easily found, so well documented, and so self serving. What was he thinking? Do his lawyers ever check anything.

RighteousThug said...

The Nifong sig looks like a stamp was used. Do we know if he, or one of his ADAs, affixed the stamp?

Anonymous said...

If it's a stamp, surely we can find the same thing on another document.

bill anderson said...

Even if it is a stamp, Michael B. Nifong is legally responsible for documents that bear a stamp of his signature. He cannot claim that Tillie did it or one of his stupid underlings.

The guy is the liar that keeps on lying. I can only hope his lies land him in the crowbar motel.

Anonymous said...

When will the fall end, Bill? Seriously, what else can this man do to implicate himself?

This is starting to look almost intentional. Does he want to be disbarred? Has he done all of this purposefully to get the ultimate sanction?

-Esquire-
-Maryland-

bill anderson said...

Esquire,

Good to have you back again! Nifong is the gift that keeps on taking.

Ordinarily, I would have sympathy for someone in a bad situation, but I make an exception for Nifong. He knew what he was doing, and he was fully prepared to railroad three innocent people into prison. May he have prison as a permanent address!!

James Howard said...

Re earlier comments about the signature looking like a stamp - It doesn't look like it to me.

The box around the signature looks more like a printed part of the 'blank' document.

The slight shadowing around the signature itself is normal when a low resolution scanner is used on documents - especially if the scan taken is of a photocopy.

I'm of the opinion (for all that that's worth!) that he signed this personally.

Anonymous said...

Who the heck cares if a stamp was used? Everyone in DIW, LS and elsewhere is ignoring the elephant in the room. The one year anniversary came and went with a whimper, not a bang. Where was the media outrage? The TV specials? The Prime Time retros everyone predicted? The fact is no one outside us CARES anymore.
Even Fox had a little piddle on it.

Anonymous said...

There is shadowing around the other signature and around every other word in the document. I don't think it is a stamp. But just to be sure Himan should be questioned under oath.

Who am I kidding? Coman is never going to put Himan or anyone else in Durham under oath.

Anonymous said...

Cooper and SPs just spent 30 minutes at 610 Buchanon. Took photos and did measurements. whats up