Tuesday, October 30, 2007

AG asks for federal investigation of lacrosse case

Reade Seligmann's attorney, Jim Cooney, released two letters which were reported in the NewsObserver . One was sent to Jim Coman of the NC Special Prosecutions Division Office of Attorney General who investigated the False Accusations that led to the declaration of Innocence by NC Attorney General Roy Cooper. The second letter was sent to Craig S. Morford, Esq.,Acting US Deputy Attorney General, Christopher J. Christie, Esq. United States Attorney District of New Jersey, and Anna Mills Waggoner, Esq. United States Attorney Middle District of North Carolina. In that letter he states that AG Cooper has requested a criminal investigation into the events of the prosecution,

On behalf of Reade Seligmann and his family, I respectfully request that the Government of the United States grant the request of the North Carolina Attorney General and participate in a joint investigation into the events of this prosecution. It may very well be that, at the end of such an investigation, both the Government of the United States and the Attorney General conclude that no crimes (other than those for which punishment has already occurred) have been committed. if so. then my clients will know that this determination was the result of a process that was full, fair and complete, that the investigators had the tools that they needed to search for the truth in these cases, and that the final decision was the result of objective prosecutorial analysis unencumbered by any ethical constraints. NewsObserver

Liestoppers has stopped the clock. 131 Days, 11 Hours, 45 Minutes, 28 Seconds.

17 comments:

Eric said...

The clock seems to still be running...

Anonymous said...

Great news. Hello Durham! How ya doing Gottlieb?

Anonymous said...

Because of Mikey's criminal conviction in this case, the state won't be paying for a lawyer to defend Mikey in a Federal investigation either.

Without that conviction NC would be forced to pay to defend him in the civil and Federal cases.

That "one day in jail" conviction is costing Mikey big time!

Mandelbrot's Chaos said...

It's a good day, and may many more such days follow, hopefully to culminate in lengthy prison terms for those responsible for this gross miscarriage of justice.

Anonymous said...

Tahnk you, Liestoppers, for running the clock to remind those SLOW officials that we, through you, are WATCHING.

For now, let's grant Roy Cooper some kudos. He appears willing to pursue this mess, despite personal cost, even danger, to himself.

NC is in desperate need of some HEROES in this case.

The web is thick, and tight, and revolting. Collusion, if not outright conspiracy to deny civil rights is the heartbeat.

It's getting more interesting.

W. R. Chambers said...

It would be interesting to know Mukasey's views on what the role of the DOJ should be.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the news liestoppers.

Anonymous said...

Just what exactly will the "FEDS" investigate? Will they probe deeper into the deviants of Durham? Do you honestly believe they will actually seek indictments and show the world their dirty laundry? Numerous high ranking officials in Washington monitor these sites daily. You have to ask yourself, why? The answer is crystal clear. The "Powers That Be" do NOT want to become involved in any Federal Investigation. They most definitely fear the exposure of the corruption and abuses in office. Again I ask the media and readers to dig deeper into Durham's notorious past. From the prostitution ring being run from the DPD in the 90's to the most recent SBI "sting" into the La Zona, owned by a deputy sheriff. Reported and caught on tape admitting to murders for hire, trafficking women and children for prostitution, massive cocaine distribution, counterfeiting, and God only knows what else. 3 of these men were all deputies, one even the HEAD of the Gang Unit, and author. What has become of the people mentioned on the "hit" list? Were they ever even told they had even been mentioned? What happened to the poor innocent souls entrapped into sexual slavery, have they been rescued? Then too about the drugs, and other crimes committed by Durham's finest in Law Enforcement, does "ANYBODY" care?!

Has Mr Cooper, or "ANYBODY" ever acknowledged these crimes against humanity, and put forth any effort to take action? The sheriff and his own spokespersons have been quoted as saying these "officers" were the BEST, and did not have enough evidence to bring further charges? Yet, they were more than willing to allow 3 innocent men go to prison for a crime they KNEW they did not do, all for political gain? Where is the outrage?! Murders go unsolved, drug abuses escalate, and all of these government entities are fully aware of these most nefarious deeds and fail to not only acknowledge them, but further conspire to hide these crimes to ensure they never see the light of day.

I personally beseech my request for citizens, legislators, journalists, and the Department Of Justice to take action! The LAX3 Hoax is but the tip of the iceberg. This is much larger then one man, (Nifong) and long past due to be addressed. Saying "I did not know" is not an excuse. Pleading ignorance proves just that, ignorance! Deeper issues beg for resolution, along with my own personal quest to find JUSTICE for my dearest brother, whose murder in Durham in 2005 remains unresolved. I DEMAND accountability, and will continue to fight until there is a roar so loud, "THEY" will have no choice than to open their eyes and ears and realize WE will not tolerate the denial any longer!

Rhonda Fleming
Cleveland, Ohio

Anonymous said...

Excellent post, I wonder just what they will "investigate."

Anonymous said...

You are welcome to stop the clock on Roy, but why hold your breath? What federal investigation? Dream on...

Anonymous said...

Good news. I just hope some real action is taken.

Anonymous said...

I sure hope Dr Manly, who did the rape kit exam and collected the materials is called to testify. It is delusional to think that the staff nurse was in charge of anything.

Anonymous said...

Could you please start another clock? This time... about how long it takes for the actual investigation to begin.

Anonymous said...

Another "whitewash".

Anonymous said...

U.S. Senators have a great deal of influence in the halls of government. A few nudges by North Carolina's congressional delegation might push the Justice Department off the mark and get them to take action. "Liddy" Dole was here in the Outer Banks of North Carolina to show her concern for a defective bridge over Oregon Inlet on Hatteras Island. Too bad she doesn't have equal concern for the blatant violation of civil rights that occurred in Durham. The state's other RINO US Senator, Burr, has also been AWOL during this trainwreck. Wonder what it would take to get either of them to do what's right? And worse, David Evans used to be an intern in Dole's office. One would think she's have the decency to at least make a public statement of support for him. I hope neither of those two clowns are considering running for reelection.

Anonymous said...

One ringie dingie, two ringie dingie, three rigie dingie, "I think they have called ID."

Rhonda

Anonymous said...

I think the clock died