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Wednesday, May 10, 2017

The Government's Rule 33 Response is Themed and Outrageous

I have read the Rule 33 (motion for a new trial) response in its entirety and throughout the document and the many attachments, I recognized a theme. Of course there are also a few sub-themes, but it is the prevailing one that I will discuss at this time. At first glance, it looks good, but wait - reserve judgment until I add my thoughts, and a few screen-shots.

I would love to publish the response; however, there is far too much personal information contained within it, including but not limited to, many addresses, names, connections, telephone numbers. The Yolanda Jauregui 302s attached are outrageous and reveal a serious personality disorder, though also enlightening in a different way. She's worse than even I believed. You can always open a PACER account and download it yourself.


What is this theme I speak of?

Well, here is one sub-heading and the opening paragraph:

E. Bergrin’s Attempt to Suborn Perjury from Yolanda Jauregui and Her Brother If Anything Warrants New Charges, Not a New Trial.

Yolanda Jauregui cooperated with the Government and implicated Bergrin in drug trafficking and other crimes both in statements to law enforcement and in testimony at Trial One. Bergrin now claims that Exhibit 8A to his brief, an unsigned document that purports to exonerate him of all wrongdoing, contains Jauregui’s truthful statements. But Bergrin fails to disclose to this Court that he and his lackeys created Exhibit 8A without any input from Jauregui and offered her a bribe in an unsuccessful attempt to induce her to sign it. That scheme is set forth in a series of letters that Anna James and Brian P. McVan sent to Jauregui. Jauregui subsequently provided those letters to her counsel, who in turn provided them to the Government.

Now after reading that paragraph you may be saying to yourself, who are these people, so I will explain. Brian McVan is an old Army buddy of Paul's who is also an attorney and was trying to genuinely help Paul clear his name. I never spoke to Mr. McVan or his law partner (also his wife) because I limit contact with anyone involved in this case - I have been around long enough to know better. I do know that Paul wanted him to sign-on this case, but I heard the response was that he was too busy. Now we know why he's busy. This man's intentions were only good, admirable, and most certainly not nefarious.

As far as this "Anna James" is concerned, your guess is as good as mine, but I will give you a few clues. When I first encountered the person claiming to be Anna James, I believed that her (or him) and her pals from USP Tucson were scammers busy soliciting money and attaching themselves (like 5 to 10 of them) to Paul Bergrin. By the time she left a comment on this blog for me to contact her in email, I leaned more towards government agent, plant, saboteur.

If I were responding to the government's response, I would demand proof that the scheme claimed and done in his name was ever anything that Paul was even aware of. This James character tells Paul that Yolanda wants to tell the truth, to help him, and it all rolls from there. Anna James also uses the name Annegret Rouse and signs her many letters differently - a mix of the two names and sometimes including Esquire and other times Dr. Sometimes her writing is good and other times you might think she never finished the 6th grade. It's like different people were playing the part of Anna James. For the record, I don't believe she actually exists and I'd make the government produce her.

This is the comment she left for me on this blog:



What happened in USP Tucson?

You may want to read previous posts on this blog to understand how Paul ended-up in the CMU in Terre Haute, Indiana and silenced, which is exactly what the government wanted. When the CMU didn't accomplish the silencing mission, they used the USP Tucson problem to send him to ADX Florence. Now Paul Bergrin is truly incommunicado.

Paul wasn't in USP Tucson long before he was sent to SHU. Somehow he picked-up a group of new friends rather quickly and next thing you know, he was sent to SHU. I believe that's when some of his documents and his contact lists were stolen. Before long, various people on his contacts list were receiving snail mail from an inmate (Rouse) and also from Annegret Rouse AKA Anna James. A few of his contacts were really angry - like the producer Dan Gordon - and wanted no further contact with Paul because of the weird packets soliciting assistance in Rouse's child rape case and their fake (not registered) charity, referred to as Turtle Island Project Innocence (TIPI), which they used all over Facebook to solicit donations via PayPal.

But go back further than USP Tucson for a moment. Remember when Paul was in MDC Brooklyn after the 2nd trial? He was designated to USP Coleman 2 and supposed to be on his way in days when suddenly it was changed to USP Tucson. The only sort of explanation I ever heard was something about threats to his life. How could inmates in USP Coleman 2 know Paul was coming to threaten his life? They couldn't, and from that point forward, none of it made sense.

This is my initial response to the comment:


This is her response to me:

 
These are my responses to her that followed:

 

And:


And:

 The 2nd paragraph under the sub-heading in the response:

Beginning in about January 2015, James wrote to Jauregui and asked her to help Bergrin. James told Jauregui that Bergrin and his associates had negotiated a multimillion dollar book and movie deal with two prominent Hollywood producers, Daniel Gordon and Lee Daniels, but the deal was contingent upon them proving that Bergrin was innocent and the Government had coerced witnesses to falsely implicate him. James said, “Mr. Bergrin has an agreement with Dan Gordon which gives him power to direct all the money and decide who will assist with the production.” SA2267. James not only solicited Jauregui’s participation, but also said, “Paul Bergrin says that he still loves Ramon [Jauregui’s brother Ramon Jimenez, who also cooperated and testified against Bergrin at Trial One] and wants him to make money on the movie.” Id.

You see how it says Anna James says that Paul Bergrin says blah blah blah? So the scammers made-up statements from Paul OR it was the government to begin with, and I will go with the latter. Let's say that the government had a known informant in USP Tucson ready and willing to help sabotage anything and everything Paul did in his continuous defense in this case. It's more than a mere possibility. Oh and for the record, these packets and letters were also sent to William Baskerville, Rakeem Baskerville, and Hakeem Curry. Two of the three asked me what it was about and I simply said that I thought they were scammers and to watch out! As far as I am aware, none responded to James/Rouse.

 
The 3rd paragraph under the sub-heading in the response:

James said that a certificate (referring to what Bergrin later submitted as Exhibit 8A) “will be required from you prior to signing of contracts [that would entitle Jauregui and Ramon to collect proceeds from book and movie deal].” SA2269. James described the nature of the statements Jauregui and Ramon would have to claim were true in order to collect money from Bergrin: “the investors have read everybodies [sic] testimony including R’s [Ramon’s] and yours and are working on contracts and statements for you and him. This is paramount to the story to prove the cohersion [sic] and to prove the innocence of those parties involved. I cannot be clearer since I cannot be sure if this letter is handed to you as special mail [attorney/client privileged] or not.” SA2268. Similarly, James wrote, “Dan Gordon the producer really wants to interview Ramon, because he has a copy of his testimony and it is his opinion that the prosecutors suggested his testimony about drugs and the Kenner [Kemo] murder case. This is very important to the writers to support their position.” SA2267.

Do you see how it's more of the same James says that Paul Bergrin says blah blah blah? It is easy to believe that McVan had no clue what Anna James stated to various people and attributed to Paul Bergrin. How could he possibly know everything this saboteur was saying everywhere? He couldn't, yet the government has actually called him a part of the scheme; a scheme which I believe they made-up all by themselves.

I say that Anna James et al, is a figment of the government's imagination with the help of at least one inmate from USP Tucson. I could be wrong and they could just be a bunch of Native American scammers - the inmate Rouse and the rest that befriended Paul in USP Tucson are Native Americans. I'd demand that the government produce this person. They shouldn't be allowed to use he said /she said hearsay to make-up for their inability to actually respond to Paul's motion for a new trial - that is what they did throughout the trial! The writer of this response is a skilled manipulator.

So, you see how "Anna James" (the government in my opinion) tried to drag me into this fiasco? Well, they forgot who I am and what I suffered through with my own case long ago, but I will never forget. There's much more and I will get to it all eventually. For now suffice it to say that "Anna James" is not the first saboteur the government threw into this case.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Maximum Hypocrisy: Letter From Paul Bergrin

This is a letter from Paul Bergrin that was written while he was in MDC Brooklyn awaiting trial. The letter was previously posted on the main page of the website I had up for Paul which was recently hacked by an unknown party and removed yesterday by me. The letter is exactly as Paul wrote it.


Maximum Hypocrisy - The Untold Story

By



PAUL W. BERGRIN


 
As a soldier, attorney, humanitarian, and human being, I witnessed violations of international law, treaties, inhumane conduct, and blatant, intentional lies by the highest levels of the United States government; by individuals who would condone human rights atrocities and then hypocritically and publicly condemn such actions.

I now realize why I am imprisoned and the vociferous attempts to impugn my integrity,
morality, and veracity. I have the ability to connect these atrocious abominations committed against Prisoners of War, Enemy Combatants, Insurgents, and even Civilians, to the highest levels of our national government and cause our enemy, foe, and ally to have significant contempt and disdain for our country. I could prove that North Korea, Iraq, Iran, and China’s violations of human rights pale in comparison to the precedent and actions of the United States America.

There exists not another human being, who has such unique vast and vital experiences, firsthand and indisputable knowledge, as well as information ascertained through copious investigative mechanisms. As an attorney and retired Army Major, I can eviscerate the alleged morality of a system and political idealism and prove the nexus to this realism. I can categorically and unequivocally prove the hypocrisy of our government leaders’ grave miscarriages of justice, which resulted in immeasurably and unjustified suffering with no benefits whatsoever.

The motivation to silence me and the rewards for achieving this objective is unparalleled history.

In March of 1987, I was recruited for employment at the Office of the United States Attorney, District of New Jersey, by United States Attorney Thomas Graulich and First Assistant Thomas Roth. I had a successful career as a State Homicide Prosecutor. Shortly after being hired as a federal prosecutor, the administration changed and the new United States Attorney was Samuel Alito, First Assistant Michael Chertoff, and Criminal Division Chief Paul Fishman. During these years, I excelled and was given one of the premier prosecutions in the office, United States v. Gerald Winters, et. al., also known as the Candyman Commercial Terrorism case. In or about 1990, the Office indicted and prosecuted Detectives Thomas Gilsenan and Ralph Cicalese, two Essex Country Prosecutor’s detectives, well known by us for RICO and corruption. As the result of my federal employment and knowledge of these defendants, I was as a defense witness and called to testify on their behalf.

My albatross and nemesis would be this testimony, as Alito, Chertoff, Fishman, and others attempted to coerce, intimidate, and even threatened me against testifying truthfully. They all attempted to suborn perjury and collectively warned me that I should get amnesia upon the witness stand. I was told that if I were to offer favorable evidence to the defense that the consequences and ramifications of it would detrimentally affect my position as a federal and employment in the office. I testified truthfully and to the best of my recollection.

During my testimony, Alito sat in the center of the courtroom, stared me down, attempted to intimidate me and when I would go to the courthouse to watch the trial, again attempt to intimidate me. Chertoff ordered Chief John Fahy to warn me against testifying and to inform me how disloyal I was being. Although I complained and repulsed Fahy’s threats to the and voiced my objection to my treatment, I knew I had made enemies for life. Subsequent to the jury’s verdict, I was in an office to the sixth floor of the federal building. I had no desk, secretary, telephone, files, cases, and was scorned by office personnel. There were no other federal prosecutors on this floor and my career with the Justice Department essentially over. I resigned as a federal prosecutor in 1991 and went into private practice in the District of New Jersey. I had met my obligations pursuant to a legally issued subpoena and knew there be retaliation.

In 1991, while this administration remained in power, I was falsely accused and indicted for conspiracy to tamper with evidence and tampering evidence, knowingly false accusations, devoid of any merit whatsoever. I remained under indictment for two years, despite conclusive proof of my actual innocence. It devastated my private practice, so the intent of this baseless case was achieved. Three days prior to commencement of trial, wherein I would have been vindicated, Chertoff’s good friend, Howard Shapiro, alleged conflict of counsel, dismissed all charges against me in the interests of justice. Their objective of destroying me had been but never over.

Samuel Alito would depart from his tenure as New Jersey United States Attorney and be elevated by the Republicans and Bush Administration to the Third Circuit Court of Appeals. Alito’s long term alliance with David Addington, a Federalist like Alito and arch conservative Republican, would be my nemesis. Addington became Chief of Staff and legal counsel to Vice President Cheney and lead Cheney and Rumsfeld’s personal war on terror. Addington, along with White House Counsel Alberto Gonzales, would change history by re-defining the term “torture,” in clear contravention to humanity and law and promote memo upon memo wrongfully and unlawfully espousing Rumsfeld and Cheney’s position of permissible torture during interrogations. Furthermore, Addington and Gonzales would mislead agency heads on permissible interrogation techniques, with the approval of the White House; and when Chertoff served as Chief of the Criminal Division, Department of Justice, Washington, D.C., he would wrongfully and also unlawfully support their position. Directors from the CIA and other intelligence agencies detrimentally relied upon Addington, Gonzales, and Chertoff in advising their operatives, agents, and soldiers in the field on permissible conduct, while knowing their opinions intentionally breached the American Code of Law and espoused what were in essence war crimes against humanity. As the lead counsel to Abu Ghraib , I learned of the actions by these parties and sought them along with Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld, Stephen Cambone (Deputy to Rumsfeld on intelligence), Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz as witnesses. All to no avail. They knew I was aware of their memos, orders to torture, which I publicly proclaimed my interviews with the media, especially Al-Jazeera, motions, and legal work.

In 2000, Alito, at the behest of Addington and the Bush administration, gave a speech before the Federalist Society. Alito would be involved in giving new and unprecedented powers to Bush and his administration.

Paul Fishman , my former Chief in the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Criminal Division, would move into the Justice Department, Washington, D.C. and Chertoff, who was United States Attorney in New Jersey after Alito, would also be empowered with new appointments, from heading the Department of Justice’s Criminal Division from 2001-2003, to a Cabinet level as the Secretary of Homeland Security from 2005 to the end of the Bush administration.

My ardent, vociferous, and aggressive betrayal of the Bush administration in my quest to zealously represent scapegoated soldiers on the Abu Ghraib case, Objective Iron Triangle debacle, and my appeal of tank commander Staff Sergeant Leon Parker (who was being crucified and wrongfully charged with criminal negligent homicide) lead to my demise. The hierarchy of the men I challenged continued to rise to unprecedented power in our nation. They all knew and feared my tenacity and intelligence by observing my public display of discrediting the highest levels of our government. Most importantly, they knew it had to be curtailed at all costs. Consequently, here I sit in the Metropolitan Detention Center, Brooklyn, New York, wrongfully convicted by the word of convicted felons, who were given benefits beyond comprehension, to accuse and testify against me; and facing life in prison with no parole.

I was the one who constantly and publicly publicized the fact that the United States violated international law, ordered the cruel and inhumane torture of men, women, and children in the name of national security, lied to the international and national communities as to our government’s knowledge of the conduct and actions which lead to legal violations. I took the lead and scrutinized our government’s actions. I brought further evidence our government’s attempt to desperately conceal such atrocities. It was I who challenged the Bush administration stop scapegoating the lowly soldiers and to finally tell the world the truth.

The knowledge I gained during the scope of my representation made me a threat to the reputation, integrity, and influence of the United States in the eyes of the entire world, among foe and ally alike.

I know about torture recommendations, murder of prisoners of war, water boarding, starvation, beatings, closed quarter isolation booth prisoners, especially Muslims, being forced into nudity, in the wearing of female garments to demoralize them for intelligence, threats with vicious dogs, sleep deprivation, hangings with chains, binding of wrists and ankles off the ground, all by order of the Bush administration. I knew in 2006, prior to the Obama ordering the release of such information, the infamous Bush torture memos.

I made telephone inquiries with the ACLU, a Constitutional Law professor at Seton Hall Law School, co-counsel on Abu Ghraib, Guy Womack, and defamed Sgt. Javal Davis of Abu Ghraib. I revealed that I was going to change military history and renew my attack on the American government and its war crimes; that I was moving to reverse the convictions of all Abu Ghraib case soldiers because the defense was denied crucial intelligence information, which I demanded, but was denied, and which would have proven the soldiers of Abu Ghraib were merely following the orders of the intelligence community. Prior to my achieving these objectives, I was indicted in New York in a case the federal government clearly had a hand in and would become a major part of my federal indictment.

Additionally, I demoralized the New Jersey U.S. Attorney’s Office with my acquittal before a jury of Carmine Dente, Jr. in United States v. Carmine Dente. Jr., a case wherein the Federal Bureau of Investigation and United States Attorney’s Office sought a conviction to publicize the need to protect witnesses. As they prepared for their victory speech, the jury egg on their face with a not guilty verdict and it was I who gave the victory speech,

My ability to tie together all the personnel cases, criminal acts and conduct of our government set into motion the retaliatory indictment and case against me. What is also important to note is how I can reveal the relationships developed between federal laws, enforcement agencies, and the highest levels of government officials. I was a thorn to their continued deception and lies. While their Counsel Gonzales became United States Attorney , John Ashcroft, United States Attorney General, befriended a lowly attorney named Chris Christie, who later came to reward Ashcroft with a major monetary contract. The foundation of the Bush legacy was under attack by me and now all the power players had to depict their loyalty to Bush and guard his administration’s integrity or they would also potentially fall with him and be exposed. More importantly, they had to protect the criminal actions and conduct of our nation from being revealed.

Upon my retention in the Abu Ghraib in or about April of 2004, I lived the war on terror. There was not an investigation that was endorsed and conducted that remained unread. There was not a federal law enforcement or intelligence agency that I did not scrutinize. I incessantly read thousands and thousands of reports and evidence, included, but not limited to, from the Schlesinger report, Taguba report, Central Intelligence Agency, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Army Criminal Investigation Division, Inspector General’s Office, International Red Cross reports and memorandum, Iraq’s Survey Group, Special Operation’s Command, Naval Intelligence Agency, Defense Intelligence Agency, State Department , United States Senate reports, Fay-Jones report, Task Force 121 reports, Army secret e-mails system messages in Washington, D.C. I ordered depositions of vital and seminal military commanders, and more.

Additionally, I interviewed every accused soldier in Abu Ghraib and Iron Triangle copiously and befriended them. They believed in me and confided their inner most thoughts and knowledge to me. I repeatedly made trips to Iraq, despite threats of death, capture, torture, severe bodily injury, and incapacitation by my own government under the guise of a hold-harmless letter. The soldiers knew I risked my life and liberty for them and would never betray them. They opened up to me. I traveled to the Abu Ghraib prison site on multiple occasions with an interpreter and both interviewed and video-taped prisoners. I observed first-hand the torture facilities and spoke to an undisclosed number of soldiers and civilians with intelligence, all the while gathering knowledge and first-hand knowledge of what was occurring in Iraq and Afghanistan. I lived in the field with the soldiers to gain their confidences and even spent multiple days in the Green Zone, Iraq, where I confronted and spoke to unidentified government intelligence agents, who ended up warning me that there would be retaliation against me and that my name and actions are known by the highest levels of our government, who did not want what I learned disclosed. intelligence officers disclosed the murder of Iraqi General Manadel al-Jamadi at Abu Ghraib and told me that they also feared being scapegoated because they were ordered to extract intelligence information from Jamadi at all costs. They physically beat him to death.

During my trips to Washington, D.C., I and my investigator Sgt. Richard Russell read thousands of e-mails sent to the highest levels of our government, civilian and military, advising them of the worst scenarios of torture, war crimes, and crimes against humanity. So, I was acutely and innately aware that our government habitually lied about not condoning torture and being unaware it was occurring. I was the attorney who found and called Major David Dinenna as a witness and learned that as a commander at Abu Ghraib hr had pleaded for a cease or halt to the war crimes. He witnessed inhumane treatment of men, women, and children detained at Abu Ghraib. Dinnera complained about the contractors the United States hired that provided worm infested food, spoiled meals, and six (6) spot a pots of portable toilets for over a thousand prisoners, insufficient water, the imprisonment of children and women in order to potentially gain intelligence from a target, not interviewing detainees for years, killing of detainees, sweep and imprisonment of innocent civilians, the monitoring of the outside camps and its deplorable living conditions, including over-crowding, rapes, and much more. I confirmed all the messages read as I personally viewed and witnessed the Abu Ghraib facility and interviewed a plethora of individuals, including prisoners. My jaw dropped repeatedly as countless horror stories were of rape conditions to which our government subjected men, women, and children.
These conditions had to be endured. I knew I had opened a can of worms and Pandora’s box and why the International Red Cross was refused access to the prison and prisoners by the Bush administration. Now, I made myself a witness to conditions and treatment of human beings similar to the Nazis during World War II. Words cannot describe our mistreatment of human .

My relationship with the accused six soldiers in the Abu Ghraib case, my viewing of thousands of photographs, my covert conversations with intelligence officers, both civilian and military, made me a threat to our government.

Subsequent to Abu Ghraib, I played a major role in our soldiers’ defense in the case known as Objective Iron Triangle; the 101stassault on the Island of Samarra and an Rule of Engagement to kill every single military age male on the Island. In addition, I participated in liberating First Armor Division tank commander Leon Parker, who was accused and eventually convicted in the friendly fire death of young American soldiers. I knew our government was scapegoating all the accused soldiers and that the orders in the Objective Iron Triangle also came from the White House. My efforts to reveal the origination of the orders was stymied by the Commander, who revealed them while asserting his Fifth Amendment privilege to remain silent. Our democratic and just government refused to grant him immunity; so I could him and prove Bush, Cheney, and Rumsfeld hands were dirty again.

For three years, my life was placed on hold to prove my theory that the United States government was scapegoating the young and low level soldiers, while the government escaped responsibility.

I was the attorney who incessantly spoke with Al-Jazeera news and attempted to bait our government into accepting responsibility for war crimes. I repeatedly challenged White House policy and the Bush legacy.

Through my efforts, I was able to ascertain that Israeli agents were involved in the torture and interrogation of detainees at Abu Ghraib. This fact would have driven the Muslim community ballistic and compelled our government to intentionally lie to key and strategic allies in its alleged war on terror. I was able to confirm the fact as I was the only Abu Ghraib attorney depose Brigadier General Janis Karpinski Commander of the 372Company and an Abu scapegoat. She personally spoke to Israeli agents at Abu Ghraib, but was warned to keep her mouth shut.

As I personally witnessed the dried blood in the torture chambers at Abu Ghraib, I literally cried myself to sleep as I envisioned and re-envisioned hysterical persons pleading for their release and my help. I uncovered the gory details of how United States agents beat to death General Manadel al-Jamadi and the indignant manner of how he was treated even in death. I spent hours with Army Specialist Sabrina Harman at Victory Base, Baghdad and in the Green Zone as she recounted his physical condition in a black body bag filled with ice as he was dumped at Abu Ghraib in the early summer morning hours. His blood soaked and badly beaten face and body cried for assistance as he pleaded for mercy. I later determined that the agents who criminally caused Jamadi’s death were being investigated by our government and federal prosecutor John Durham. I pleaded with standby attorney Larry Lustberg to ask if I could testify, but my efforts were thwarted. What a grave miscarriage of justice! I witnessed as Army Sabrina Harman was prosecuted for preserving evidence and photography General Manadel al-Jamadi while the government agents, who beat him to death and the same White House officials who ordered and approved the torture escaped prosecution and punishment.

As my experiences in Iraq developed, I learned about Ghost Detainees and hiding captured or seized prisoners and detainees by throwing them into Abu Ghraib unnoticed under a false number or by number. I was able to put together how this violated international law and exposed it during my depositions of Major General Barbara Fast, who was in charge of intelligence in Iraq and General Geoffrey Miller, who was personally sent and ordered by Rumsfeld to Abu Ghraib and Iraq to teach torture and inhumanity in the name of intelligence gathering. I mistakenly revealed my knowledge of war crimes as I took the lead in deposing the highest levels of our military command. The extent of my confirmations made during interrogations of our strategic commanders in Iraq opened me up to retaliation. I should have never demanded copies of torture memos. I made my knowledge public. Furthermore, my public revelation of Objective Iron Triangle’s Rule of Engagement opened me up to contempt and scorn by our government.

I further connected the dots when my visit to Abu Ghraib and Iraq revealed that Rumsfeld had been repeatedly visiting the Abu Ghraib prison, while our government continued to deny knowledge and involvement in abuse and torture. I learned from soldiers themselves that Rumsfeld was inspiring torture and abuse and motivating soldiers to violate international laws of .

As I delved deeper and deeper into what had gone wrong in Iraq and Afghanistan, and as my compassion to save the life and liberty of our young soldiers increased, my old friend, Michael Chertoff’s name repeatedly popped up. I had known that Addington and Gonzales had redefined torture to only include permanent disfigurement and injury, but Central Intelligence agents informed me that it was Chertoff, who condoned inhumanity, while advising their Director. I read Chertoff’s confirmation hearing testimony for Secretary at Homeland Security, and now knew he lied under oath about his involvement and knowledge of war crimes in Iraq. I could also now see the intricate connection between the Department of Justice headed by Bush ally Ashcroft and then Gonzalez, Addington, Alito, and Chertoff. I could see how the FBI, who had agents at Abu Ghraib and throughout Iraq torturing prisoners and committing war crimes against humanity, and eventually Chris Christie, all had similar motives to thwart my integrity, existence, and scorn me as a public source of information. My demand for Albert Gonzales as a witness at Javal Davis’ court martial made my knowledge of the vicious circle and cycle .

As Ascroft left his position as United States Attorney General, he would use his strong connection to Bush and their devout friendship to get Chris Christie selected as United States Attorney. He would pass his baton of being the head federal prosecutor to Albert Gonzales, who continued to mislead the American public about America’s awareness and involvement in war crimes and international law violations; even if it meant false testimony under oath at hearings. But, I knew the truth and demanded accountability, as I repeatedly called for the testimony of individuals.

Christie’s allegiance to Ashcroft and Bush would be repaid in his pursuit of me and in his political patronage and reward of Missouri attorney Ashcroft with a forty (40) million dollar, no bid, no compete contract for legal work in New Jersey. At the time of my indictment, I had to further suffer Christie’s insolence as a powerful New Jersey governor, with ties to the FBI, DOJ, the White House; and aspirations of someday living on Pennsylvania Avenue. Christie had to lend love and support to the Bush administration for their confidence in appointing him. If he to ascend to the White House, this component of American history must never be revealed.

Through my efforts, I proved that the six (6) rogue Military Police officers as cried out by Bush on national television were not solely responsible for the inhumanity and crimes in Iraq. The photos clearly established that every intelligence agency under the command of our White House was superiorly responsible. Yet, the magnitude of the lies committed before our United States Senate Committee hearings, to the American and international communities, our allies and even foes were unchecked and undeterred. I tried to do this and make the difference. No other attorney in the entire Abu Ghraib or Iron Triangle case ever came close to my revelations, for discovery, and efforts.

The spirit of Abu Ghraib carried over to my legal representation in Objective Iron Triangle, as three (3) young enlisted men were being accused of premeditated murder. The military and the White House were seeking to imprison them for life. If I had not used the media to portray this grave miscarriage of justice, they would all be serving life imprisonment with no opportunity to ever be paroled. Factually, they were ordered to kill every military aged male on the Island Samarra upon contact. When they took prisoners, they were chastised and accused of disobeying orders. When they shot and killed the prisoners they took, they were called murderers. The White House again used the life again of the low level soldier to appease the Muslim and international community because Iraq’s soldiers were on the mission and cried out about the conduct. My legal work proved the soldiers were following orders and that they were scapegoated. We accepted minimal pleas of guilty to avoid the potential consequence of life in prison. The message we got out was the insurmountable amount of scapegoating against those incapable of defending themselves against the White House and the lies and fallacy about the cooperative military efforts between American troops and Iraqi soldiers. This blatant lie was proven as our soldiers refused to go on mission with Iraqi soldiers and the level of malfeasance and distrust was evident. In the Article 32 Hearing of the three Iron Triangle soldiers, I proved how our soldiers hated working with and going on missions with Iraqi Soldiers, proof the Bush especially lied to the entire world.

I opened eyes with my vigorous defense of our soldiers and brought the issues out in the open. Even attempts to deter me through the New York indictment did not hinder my representation of these kids. When the New York indictment did not slow me down, the Feds took action. When a million dollar bail in New York for non-violent accusations of prostitution and money laundering did not keep me incarcerated, the Feds stepped in to detain me without bail. I learned that New York authorities, specifically New York Police Detective Myles Mahady and FBI agent Shawn Brokos , were working hand in hand and communicated daily. A fact that remains uncontroverted even to today.

The attempts by our government to conceal the Rule of Engagement (R.O.E.) on Objective Iron Triangle would have been accomplished if not for my zealousness. This revelation lead to the liberation of these young soldiers and prevented a life of misery. All free as of today.

Leon Parker was a veteran soldier on his second tour of Iraqi and an exceptional combatant and leader by all standards. When a fellow tank crew man accidentally died during a combat mission, Bush had to blame someone and he became the scapegoat. When I visited him imprisoned in Mannheim, Germany and met his wife and seven infant children, I scorned with contempt the White House and our military for what they had done to this young hero; who was to die for his country. I called upon Stars and Stripes, the newspaper read world-wide by all American soldiers, to publicize our plight. They gave me front page photo and coverage and I Bush and his evil administration. That was the nail in my coffin of success as I followed it with the United States v. Dente acquittal and they followed with life imprisonment Paul.

My final links in connecting the dots was accomplished throughout my tours in luxurious Iraq. I spoke to at least fifty employees of Halliburton and their subsidiary contractors on all the outposts and military bases. I visited Victory Base, the Green Zone , Abu Ghraib, Fallujah, and Forward Operating Base, Mosul. Additionally, I staged several nights with civilian contractors and Halliburton employees. I met at Baghdad Airport, in their luxury facility at the Marriott Hotel, Kuwait. I learned that the average salary paid to them was over $130,000 per year, tax free, while the American soldier averaged about $30,000. It was rare when a civilian employee risked life or limb, but common for the soldier. Halliburton contracted with foreign nations such as the Philippines, for employees to work on American bases, paid these foreign nationals peanuts, yet billed the American taxpayer extraordinarily. It was one big joke to the civilian and comical as they put it. The money being paid by taxpayers made Cheney’s and Bush’s cronies wealthy, while the young soldier died, suffered severe Post Traumatic Stress Disorder or was maimed by bombs and small arms fire. When it was revealed that there never were weapons of mass destruction, we had no out strategy. The whole objective behind the Iraq war came to light. I was someone who could put into perspective all the profits made by the politicians and the elevations in states achieved by them. I also realized how powerful the indignant, self-proclaimed righteous men who rose to the highest levels of our society, Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld, , Chertoff, Christie, Fishman, amongst others, were. 


Maximum Hypocrisy 
 
 

Monday, February 6, 2017

Website Gone

Unfortunately, the PaulBergrin.info website has been hacked. This happened some time during the last 7 days. I went ahead and removed the pages, and therefore all links, to documents and the trial transcripts for trial 1 and trial 2. I still have all of the original documents and will work on uploading to a different website in the next few weeks.

So, who would do this? Well, call me a conspiracy theorist if you wish, but the only party that doesn't want the real information out there for public view is.... the government. Apparently they can't get through Google or this blog would be gone too. It had to be a brute force attack because I had a weird password on the website, one that I couldn't remember and always had to look it up.

Any links to documents or trial transcripts from this blog and within blog posts will no longer work. If you want something in particular contact me by leaving a comment, which I won't publish, with your request and your email address. I will email you first to make sure the request and the email address are valid.

EDIT on February 6 2017 @9PM -

I feel the need to clarify the situation here. The only website with a problem is paulbergrin.info and it will disappear completely tomorrow (Feb. 7th). This website had the transcripts from trial 1 and trial 2, letter from Paul, and all appeal documents from long after trial. All motions and other case documents published through late 2013, after the second trial, are still accessible by clicking on the "Documents" link on the top of this page.

The Paul Bergrin website didn't exist until after the second trial and I never moved the documents from my own website. My own website (accusedmadam.com) is secure and is hosted through a different company. The paulbergrin.info website was hosted on Go Daddy servers along with a couple of other websites I own.

I will add any important recent documents to my own website soon and correct the links in posts, but will probably not add the trial transcripts.to it. If you want the transcripts, follow the above instructions. I figure that anyone who wanted to read them already has them - it has been years - close to 4 years since the end of trial # 2.

Also, to clarify, I do not believe that taking down the website was any sort of government project. More likely it was someone saying something to someone else, like, 'it sure would be great if that site disappeared' and the wish was granted. So not a conspuracy, but more of a wish that happened. After all is said and done, the transcripts and documents hold the truth of the case. With all of that gone, the Paul Bergrin saga becomes the next Hollywood movie that reads much like the fictional documentary.

But no worries... in time all will be good.

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Paul Bergrin Still Awaiting Response

The attorney who wrote this stupid post is not only in "SmallLaw" as he refers to it, he also has a small mind. It's funny  (not funny haha) how wording and context evolve depending on who's telling the story. According to Mr SmallMind, Paul Bergrin made the No Kemo, No case statement to a client. The government claimed he made it to a group of people, who all deny it with one exception, on Avon Street in Newark on an unknown date.. Paul's client at the time was William Baskerville, who was sitting in a jail cell. At least get the LIES straight!

A main reason that I am writing this post is that I am sick and tired of the lies, misinformation and spin in this case and the connected cases. So if you want to write BS in support of the government, better research first.

Article that I'm referring to:

The 5 Worst Types of SmallLaw Lawyers 

http://abovethelaw.com/2017/01/the-5-worst-types-of-smalllaw-lawyers/

Beyond that, there are 2 main types of criminal defense attorneys: plea bargain attorneys and trial attorneys. Of course there are also motion attorneys, appeal attorneys and attorneys who specialize. 

The writer of the article reveals his failure to research and is not an attorney I'd hire for anything. What a clown, but not really a funny one - a government tool used by prosecutors grasping at straws over their inability to respond to Paul Bergrin's Rule 33 as US District Judge Jose Linares grants their 3rd or 4th extension request, which reads just like the previous requests - except they defend it a little more and apologize an extra time or two in the latest one. For the record, Paul Bergrin would vehemently object to any additional extensions, because as he stated in a previous letter to the Court, the government has had years to get it together, BUT Paul Bergrin is currently in the Colorado Supermax and incommunicado.

The only one to ever claim that Paul Bergrin made the statement, No Kemo, No case, is the alleged Kemo shooter, Anthony Young. Young claimed he said it during a street meeting late at night in Newark, on Avon Street, with an audience of 4 to 6 people (number varies according to who is stating it). There never was any meeting on Avon Street late at night. The government fails to pin this alleged meeting to a date because if they did, the alleged participants could easily prove they were all elsewhere.

Young never in any way fit the description of the shooter and only claimed to be the perp to eliminate his legal problems and get into the federal witness protection program, start a new life etc... There is someone who actually did fit the description of the shooter though and he has since (recently - in 2016) admitted to being at the scene when Kemo was murdered. He was also identified by Kemo's other stepfather  (Spruill) as threatening him with a gun at the street memorial for Kemo days after the murder. Newark PD was investigating this person for the murder, but handed the investigation over to AUSA John Gay and FBI SA Shawn Manson Brokos. 

Who is the real candidate for shooter? Shawn McPhall, a Newark career criminal and probably an informant. Why do I say he's probably an informant? Because the documents revealed him to be a prime candidate for Kemo's murder, but the AUSA and FBI SA just buried the information. Neither William Baskerville or Paul Bergrin were given the documents in discovery prior to or during trial, or since for that matter. Now why would an FBI SA and an AUSA bury investigation information pointing to the real shooter? Yup, that's the only reason I can see. 

McPhall also fits the description given by Johnnie Davis, the only living eyewitness to the murder. However, the AUSA and the FBI SA also failed to show Davis an umage of McPhall and the Newark PD cannot be blamed as their investigation was turned over to the feds. The reports in question:


William Baskerville is still awaiting the ruling in his 2255 Petition. I will be posting about the connection of the Spruill Reports and the government's failure to turn over in discovery, which is a Brady violation, in the coming week.

EDIT on January 22, 2017 @11PM EST

From time to time I might add relevant information to this post below.

IMPORTANT NOTES

1. Oddly enough, both of Kemo's stepfathers look alike. Johnnie Davis was with Kemo when he was gunned down on the street. Christopher Spruill was mistaken for Davis when Shawn McPhall encountered him at the memorial days later.


Sunday, December 4, 2016

Paul Bergrin in Colorado Supermax and Suffering Immensely

On November 3, 2016, Paul wrote a motion for assistance to US District Judge Jose Linares from his new hellhole home at ADX Florence. The motion did not make it to the Denver, Colorado USPS facility until November 25, and was received by the Newark clerk's office on November 29 and entered in the file on December 2, 2016, according to PACER. So, apparently ADX Florence is holding Paul Bergrin's outgoing mail to the court for 21 days!


Why isn't anyone doing anything about this? There is no civil rights suit filed on Paul's behalf; I checked. ADX Florence staff are illegally holding his legal mail for three (3) entire weeks before sending it out at a time when his life depends on getting mail to the court and having contact with his attorney, Larry Lustberg. I seriously doubt that Paul has had any contact with his attorney since arriving at this... this... f'ing US government torture facility. So what are you doing about it Mr. Lustberg? Oh I know that you cannot speak because of the SAMs, but I would expect that something is being done to help Paul.

So now we turn to US District Judge Linares: Why are you not doing something about this interference in Paul Bergrin's Rule 33 Motion and 2255 Petition? Is Paul actually expected to argue his case with NO LEGAL MATERIALS whatsoever (no case docs, no acting attorney to contact, no investigators, no access to a law library, no mail - nothing, nada, zilch)? How specifically does an inmate manage to accomplish this task while in a Supermax?

If one more person says boo to me about sharing a post on Facebook if I care about veterans, I'm going to snap. Get off your Facebook posting rear and stand-up for Paul Bergrin, a veteran who defended soldiers (pawns) against all odds and now pays the ultimate price!

If one more person has the audacity to say anything good about the US and trash Fidel Castro while silently sitting by as Paul Bergrin is murdered by the US government, I'm going to flip. Just don't do it. There is nothing good here. This is a created case, but you know that if you have taken the time to read the transcripts and documents. The entire US criminal justice system is a sham. If you are reading this in another country, as many readers are, do not let them extradite you to the US; fight with every bit of strength that you have left. You will not be treated fairly here.

The truth is that we have no idea if Paul Bergrin is alive or dead. BOP will take months to contact family members if something happens to an inmate, and especially if it happens to this particular inmate. The letter is dated November 3, the day after arrival at the Supermax. Anything could have happened to Paul by now. The government and many of its representatives want Paul dead - that is crystal clear. One day every single participant will answer to a higher authority for their part in what has been done to this man.

History will absolve Paul Bergrin too.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Paul Bergrin Transfer to ADX Florence

This short post is about exactly what the title says. Paul Bergrin is being or has been transferred to ADX Florence, the Supermax in Colorado. I admit to being stunned. I have been busy with life - some day I will tell you about it on my other blog - and then there was the hurricane mess as I live on an island off the East coast of Florida.

This document was entered by the clerk's office on September 28, 2016, and it is a handwritten motion to Judge Jose Linares. No attorney has been able to update me on Paul Bergrin's status at the CMU after he was placed under Special Administrative Measures (SAMs) there at the time of my last post and when he went incommunicado. I just logged into PACER tonight and retrieved this document.

The Bureau of Prisons inmate locator shows Paul Bergrin to be still in Terre Haute, Indiana at the CMU, but in this case I have zero faith that the locator has been updated. Paul Was notified in late August that he was now designated to the Supermax in Florence, Colorado.

Bergrin Motion for Relief September 28 2016

I'm just horrified. Need to do some research and will post again in the near future. ADX Florence is known to be worse than Guantanamo Bay camps. Seriously. WTH.

UPDATE on November 2, 2016 @11:50AM:

As of today, November 2, 2016, Paul Bergrin is now in Florence, Colorado ADMAX, also known as the Supermax. This morning he showed as at this facility in the BOP inmate locator: Inmate Locator

So, Paul is now in the worst of all hellhole facilities that the US has created; worse than Guantanamo Bay camps. Considering that Paul Bergrin is about as scary as a kitty-kat and the entire prosecution was a major overkill engineered by those with an axe to grind and plenty to hide, I see that the government can get away with absolutely anything. History will absolve Paul Bergrin!

For more information on ADX Florence, read the Wikipedia entry, and update with Paul Bergrin's name if you are into updating on Wikipedia: ADX Florence

Sunday, September 4, 2016

Paul Bergrin Incommunicado: Special Administrative Measures

The Communications Management Unit (CMU) was not effective in silencing him forever for the government in this case and now Paul Bergrin is being held under Special Administrative Measures (SAM). Apparently there was a request for special confinement conditions because Guantanamo North just wasn't enough. Now he is unable to communicate with his attorneys at a vital point in the Rule 33 motion and the 2255 petition.

Who knows the reasoning used by the Newark US Attorney's Office (USAO) and the BOP. It is unlikely that we will ever have an answer to that question. They truly have ceased all of Paul Bergrin's communications, so if you have been expecting a telephone call, an email, or a letter, you will not be getting it. We really have no clue what they have done to him at this point. The last time anyone heard from Paul was on August 22, 2016.


No, he is not on lockdown at Guantanamo North or in SHU for one stupid issue or another - he has been placed under a SAM. You may recall that violating a SAM is what resulted in former attorney Lynne Stewart's prosecution and subsequent imprisonment. Read more about SAM here:


It seems that US Attorney General Lynch had to sign-off on this SAM. Thanks a bunch to Loretta Lynch, who I must add was previously the US Attorney for the Eastern District of New York. Someone in Newark has some contacts! I will admit that I never expected to see such a major subversion of justice under the Obama administration.

The fact is that the government was about to get caught in the long game of lies at play in Paul Bergrin's life and absurd prosecution. There are also people in the way. At this point, we only hope that he is still alive. They are capable of anything so don't scoff at that thought. Anyone who knows Paul, knows that he is as harmless as a kitty-kat, so there is definitely no valid reason for the CMU or the SAM.

One of the last communications from Paul is this letter to Judge Jose Linares filed on August 15, 2016, and now no assistance that he requested from the judge is even possible. You read that correctly: there is nothing that Judge Linares could do about this if he wanted to:


The only hope for Paul Bergrin is if he is granted a new trial on any or all counts. If this were to happen, he would be returned to the Newark area. However, they have made sure that Paul is truly unable to communicate with his attorneys at this crucial time in the legal case, so don't get your hopes up. We could also be certain that there is major pressure to make sure that never happens right now.

I have not had any contact with Paul since mid-August of 2015, when the CMU director blocked all contact, but I do know that he was working with investigators and his attorneys to blow the roof off of this warped persecution. Now, thanks to the SAM, his attorneys are no longer able to communicate anything whatsoever concerning the case, prosecution or investigation.

Have they managed to silence Paul Bergrin forever? I don't know yet - the jury is still out on that question. 

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

The William Baskerville 2255 Case: Lawyers in Wonderland

This 2255 motion filed by William Baskerville is entirely about ineffective assistance of counsel. At every turn in this case, Mr. Baskerville’s attorneys exerted minimal effort, often completely ignoring his requests for specific investigation. These attorneys were like slugs going through the motions and frequently failed to bother with even the most obvious. The appeal attorney was equally ineffective.

Herman and Kayser have now both taken the side of the government to cover up their incompetent representation of Mr. Baskerville. Both have fabricated statements in certifications claiming that they made an attempt to challenge the government's evidence on the chain of custody issue of the drug evidence in the case. The court ordered both attorneys to produce proof of this challenge, but they failed to do so.

The government has pursued numerous inconsistent theories in this case, which are tied to multiple lies and discrepancies in testimony. If the information that we have today had been available early in the case, William Baskerville most definitely could not have been convicted.

I am including a link to William Baskerville’s 2255 Motion. There is such a high level of failure in every possible way that to discuss one or two issues here wouldn't scratch the surface. Mr. Baskerville is representing himself in the case and after you read it, you will understand why.



All documents in this 2255 case available to me and that I am able to publish are found on this page:


Sunday, August 28, 2016

The William Baskerville Case: Where is the Evidence

 According to the government, when William Baskerville advised his attorney of the name of the informant who set him up for the FBI, it was the first step in the conspiracy to murder Kemo DeShawn McCray. The government pursued the death penalty in this case with no actual evidence whatsoever. There would be no video or audio recordings in this far-reaching prosecution that is completely dependent on the word of career criminals turned informant to escape their own lengthy sentences. Nothing, nada, zilch, except for the word of violent criminals with something to gain.


Let that sink in for a moment - The government attempted to kill William Baskerville with no actual evidence whatsoever, only the word of jailhouse informants and Anthony Young, career criminal. There is no video or audio evidence of any murder conspiracy. In fact, the lack of audio evidence at a time when the FBI and the DEA had everyone involved in connected case drug transactions and their friends and families from the Curry prosecution under wiretaps and surveillance speaks volumes. Something like 44K wire intercepts, yet not a single word that implicates William Baskerville, Paul Bergrin or anyone else in Kemo's murder. 

From Paul Bergrin's 2255 Brief:


Contrary to the claims and insinuations which have been propagated for more than twelve years, there is not--nor has there ever been in existence--a recording (sealed or improperly sealed) in which Petitioner says the now infamous, Hollywood-movie worthy and fictitious phrase “No Kemo, No case.” No such evidence exists or has ever existed...



The Drug Buys

When William Baskerville was originally indicted in November of 2003, it was for drug sales to Kemo. His attorney in the case was Paul Bergrin. This is the case connected to Paul Bergrin's count on the murder conspiracy of Kemo. The act that set this alleged conspiracy in motion? William stated to Paul Bergrin, who was acting as his attorney at the time, that he knew who the government's confidential informant (CI) against him was.


DEA agents would later claim that the fact that Mr. Baskerville knew who the CI was, revealed the level of sophistication of the Curry drug organization. The truth is that the government's complaint listed the specific, and small, amount of drugs for each sale and Mr. Baskerville did not participate in any drug sales on a regular basis, so the identity of the informant was all too obvious. The government may as well have put Kemo's name in neon lights.


A criminal defense attorney should have been called to testify by the defense in this case. The expert attorney should have explained why, under the circumstances of this case, it made no sense that anyone would have been advised or anyone would believe that this witness was key to the case.  Usually witnesses in controlled buy cases don't testify because the agent monitors the transaction the entire time and because of the recordings.

But most importantly, an expert  was needed to educate the jury that: (1) that he was not a necessary witness; (2) that there was nothing illegal in disclosing the name of a witness to an attorney, friends or family; and (3) that asking about a witness (as Paul Bergrin did) to non-client is part of a normal criminal defense attorney's job and duty to investigate.  Any attorney worth his salt would have tried to ascertain the identity of the witness and investigated his credibility.


The jury needs a context from which to conclude that this was not a client directing a lackey do-what-you're-told attorney to relay the name as some part of criminal conspiracy.


And here, the facts prove there was every reason to investigate and why such an investigation is necessary to defend in the case.  If the defense had known about the witness' manipulation of the evidence and lies to the agent during that same time period, they would have challenged the drug evidence and filed a motion to suppress the physical evidence. If that had happened, the case, the drug charges, would have been dismissed.



The jury was never even told that there was nothing illegal about disclosing a CI's identity and investigating them. The jury cannot be presumed to know that there was nothing illegal about this. Making them understand this was key to having them give a balanced view of the facts of the case.  They needed to understand that there was no nefarious intent by the client or attorney.


Yet another fact that the jury was never informed of during trial is that long before the government moved to have Paul Bergrin removed as William Baskerville’s attorney in the drug case, Mr. Baskerville consulted with an attorney named Marcia Shein in the Atlanta, Georgia area. Ms. Shein was going to take the case and even went so far as to contact Paul Bergrin and inform him that she would be first chair and he would be second chair. After receiving Ms. Shein’s phone call, Paul Bergrin promised William Baskerville that he would actively pursue his defense, and he subsequently filed a motion of vindictive prosecution in the case. 

Mr. Baskerville reached out to Ms. Shein because Paul Bergrin had been doing nothing at all on the case. Had William Baskerville chosen to have Marcia Shein represent him in the drug case, there never could have been a murder conspiracy case for him or for Paul Bergrin.  


On March 2, 2004, Kemo was shot dead on a Newark street in broad daylight. The government admits that Kemo setup 17 people besides William Baskerville for federal agents. We have no idea how many people Kemo setup in state cases as there was no information on this turned over in discovery.


A Theory is Born 


The government's theory of the conspiracy case initially was that on the day William Baskerville was arrested, (Nov. 25, 2003), Mr. Baskerville and his attorney (Paul Bergrin) were both informed that he was facing life in prison. Based upon this lie, they claimed he initiated this alleged conspiracy by informing Paul Bergrin of the name of the informant in the case and told him to pass this information off to “his crew” through his cousin (Hakeem Curry) to find the informant and get rid of him or else Mr. Baskerville would spend the rest of life in jail.


The evidence that the government used to prove this theory was a slew of jailhouse witnesses / informants consisting of testimony from Anthony Young, Eric Dock, Troy Bell, Ramaine York, Richard Hosten, and Eddie Williams. This was the only evidence that the government could gather together to prove their alleged theory.

The conspiracy hinged primarily on the false hearsay and speculative testimony of Anthony Young, because through his testimony the government made the ridiculous connection between William Baskerville the other alleged co-conspirators.


The Jailhouse Snitches


A list of jailhouse snitches were presented as witnesses in trial to connect the dots in the government's absurd murder conspiracy theory.  


While housed at the Hudson County jail in 2004, Eric Dock, after reading a newspaper article, informed Troy Bell of the information in the article and then commissioned his assistance in plotting the story that Mr. Baskerville was telling both of them that he had people out there looking for the informant in his case to have him killed. The two of them created what they called "The Log" of alleged conversations between the two of them William Baskerville. Both Troy Bell and Eric Dock are career criminals. Troy Bell was actually committed to a mental hospital and said he would “hear voices talking to him”.

Another jailhouse informant, Ramaine York, who was also housed with William Baskerville at the Hudson County jail in 2004, contacted the government and falsely alleged that Mr. Baskerville told him that he had someone out looking for the informant in his case.

Kemo had also setup Richard Hosten and both were in the Marshal's lock up on the day that William Baskerville was arrested as they were arraigned together. Hosten would later claim that he asked Mr. Baskerville if Kemo informed on him and the response was that yes, he did. When both were transferred to the Hudson County jail, Hosten would later claim that Mr. Baskerville made a call from the phone in the holding cell they were in and he overheard him tell the other party on the phone that he was “in jail behind an f’ing bum”  (McCray). In fact, the telephone in the holding cell did not work as it was not allowed for inmate use.


The final jailed informant, Eddie Williams, who was William Baskerville’s cellmate in Hudson in 2004, falsely alleged that Mr. Baskerville informed him when government agents came to see him, he told them that he didn't have anything to do with the McCray murder, but then admitted to him that he had him killed. No such conversation ever took place.



Who Killed Kemo?


Before Assistant US Attorney John Gay and FBI SA Shawn Manson Brokos were involved in the murder investigation there were several persons of interest, and one likely candidate. What we do know for sure is that Anthony Young was not the shooter. The Newark PD homicide detective was on the correct trail, but the investigation and all notes and reports were turned over to AUSA Gay and FBI SA Shawn Manson Brokos. We know that for fact as a Newark PD report recently surfaced. 

There were numerous witnesses willing to testify that Anthony Young's account was a lie; however, Mr. Baskerville’s trial attorneys would not call any of these witnesses in his defense. Rashidah Tarver did testify in Paul Bergrin's trials and she was Young's girlfriend at the time of the shooting. Each person Young claimed was at the nonexistent Avon Street meeting was willing to testify.

William Baskerville’s trial attorneys (Herman and Kayser) refused to put him on the stand. Mr. Baskerville wrote US District Judge Pisano a letter concerning this major conflict. Both attorneys considered the life sentence a major victory, which is only understandable if they considered their client guilty. Indeed, if Mr. Baskerville was guilty of conspiracy to murder Kemo, life instead of death would be a victory. However, these attorneys neglected to even bother with an actual investigation in this case. 


We know from Bergrin's 2013 trial that Ben Hohn tried to testify via video conference from the Four Seasons in Kingston, Jamaica, but the court claimed a technology failure. Mr. Hohn would have testified that Anthony Young went to his auto body shop in the Fall of 2004, with the intention of getting assistance to melt a gun. Mr. Hohn was 100 % sure that the visit was in the Fall, not in March of 2004. Bergrin's defense submitted a sworn affidavit from Ben Hohn. Young claimed to visit Mr. Hohn’s shop within a couple of days of the March 2, 2004 murder for this purpose.


For the record, Anthony Young's so-called life sentence for being the shooter was over a couple of years ago. Young definitely planned to be free and in witness protection long before that day though, as Rashidah Tarver  (former girlfriend) and two other witnesses who were both discovered long after William Baskerville’s trial could testify to today. I am aware of the witness names and have copies of statements from both, but am unable to state the names publicly. 

There was another witness to the shooting - Stacy Webb Williams - but he died 10 years ago. 

The only living eyewitness to Kemo's murder that I am aware of, other than the perp and the driver waiting for the perp, is Johnny Davis. Kemo actually had two stepfathers, and back in 2004, they looked a lot alike. Mr. Davis was with Kemo when he was killed. Kemo's other stepfather, Christopher Spruill, was at the street memorial a few days later and was threatened by the perp, who thought he was Johnny Davis when he pulled a gun on him.


IThis is excerpts from an earlier post on this blog describing the shooter. Keep in mind that Anthony Young is light skinned and was bald at the time of the shooting:



Let's have a look at the testimony offered by Johnny Davis, the only living eyewitness to the murder of Kemo Deshawn McCray, to the jury in this last trial. Mr. Davis testified on January 30, 2013, and his testimony is in Volume 7 of the trial transcripts:

Direct examination of Johnny Davis

From pages 1430-31:


Q. Okay. Did you tell the police department any reason why you picked that photograph out, the one --
A. Because the kid was tall, muscular, and black,
dark-skinned, and had shoulder-length dreads, and he was the closest thing I can come to identifying as the shooter.

Cross examination of Johnny Davis


From page 1466:

Q. You didn't hear any -- you know what you heard, you
know what you felt, obviously.
A. I grew up here.
Q. Yes, sir.
And when you turned around, when you made a decision to turn around, there's no doubt in your mind you saw a man with shoulder-length dreadlocks; correct, sir?
A. Yes, I did.
Q. A dark-skinned male; correct?
A. Yes, I did.
Q. Heavyset; correct?
A. Yes, I did.

From pages 1469-70:

Q. And you never saw anybody with a New York Yankee hat, obviously; correct?
A. Obviously, no.
Q. And the man that you saw, you were able to see his hair clearly, so he didn't have a New York Yankee hat either; correct?
A. No.
Q. Okay. Thank you. Now, there came a time that day when you said you spoke to the detectives; correct?
A. Yes.
Q. And you wanted the person caught, obviously, that shot your son and killed him in front of you; right?
A. Yes, I did.
Q. And you told them that the man -- they asked you for a brief description so they could put out a bulletin to catch the person; correct?
A. They could ask for a description.
Q. And you told them that it was a black male, shoulder-length dreadlocks, and he went that way; correct? I mean, that's essentially what you said because they --
A. That's all I could give them.
Q. And you gave it to them very fast; right?
A. No, I did not. They took me to the precinct and they sat me and grilled me long enough so I can give it to them.Q. Well, before you went down to the precinct, they talked to you while you were at the scene?
A. No, they didn't talk to me at all. They sat me in there, they treated me like I was one of -- they treated me like I was one of their criminals.
Q. One thing that you did, you were honest with them in this one statement; correct?
A. I was very honest with them.

From page 1474 - Defense investigators visit to Mr. Davis in 2011:

Q. So at the time that you gave the statement, Mr. Davis, sir, you were trying to be as open and as honest as humanly possible; correct?
A. If someone come to you and tell you that someone is in jail for 30 years for killing your child, and you look at their papers and you find that that might not be the killer, because, you must understand, I said, black hair, dark skin.

Q. And dreadlocks, correct?
A. And dreadlocks. I said nothing about light skin. I didn't say nothing about brown skin. I might be -- might not have it all swift up there with the books and the whatever, but I do got my brains and I do understand what I'm looking at.
Q. Yes, sir. So you were being as honest as humanly possible; right, sir?
A. Yes, I was.

From page 1477 - Mr. Davis is shown a photograph of Anthony Young


Q. And Anthony Young was not the man on March 2nd of 2004.
A. I don't know Mr. Young. I can't determine what he -- who or what he was. So I don't know.
Q. But this is not the man who shot your son?
A. No, he's light-skinned.

Anthony Young is light-skinned and bald, but to make the story fit, Young claimed to be wearing a New York Yankees hat on the day he shot Kemo, presumably to explain away why the only eyewitness to the murder saw dreadlocks. SA Brokos needed the story to fit. Was the jury out to lunch when Mr. Davis testified, or what?



In Conclusion


Consider this post on behalf of William Baskerville my appeal to US District Judge Peter Sheridan. You see, Judge Sheridan has Mr. Baskerville’s 2255 in front of him now as Judge Pisano retired from the position to go into private practice some time ago.

US District Judge Peter Sheridan has the opportunity to right a wrong, or rather a grave injustice. He will be ruling on William Baskerville’s 2255 on September 6, 2016, and I want him and everyone involved in the ruling to understand how very important it is. At best Mr. Baskerville should have his sentence vacated and walk free. If the government actually believes its own allegations in this case, then there should be a new trial. At the least, William Baskerville must be allowed an evidentiary hearing. 


You see, I have come to know Mr. Baskerville over the last several years. During Paul Bergrin's first trial in 2011 on the Kemo murder conspiracy in front of the Honorable US District Judge William Martini, I wondered why the government didn't call William Baskerville to testify if the events they claimed actually happened. I only recently found out that the government did attempt to make a deal with him in exchange for testimony against Paul Bergrin, but he refused to lie on the stand for them. I believe that the offer on the table was for 20 years, which would have given him a release date in the not-too-distant future. Still, Mr. Baskerville was not willing to lie.


I have assisted Mr. Baskerville with gathering information, trial transcripts, and documents for several years now and I am 100 % positive that he was never involved in any murder conspiracy. Please consider this post a plea for justice.


There will be a Part 2 to this post around the middle of September 2016.

If you would prefer to read this lengthy post in PDF:


The William Baskerville Case: Where is the Evidence