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New FOIA lawsuit Case that may reveal U.S. Attorney corruption

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posted on May, 15 2017 @ 11:37 PM
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There is a new Federal lawsuit that has been filed by former Righthaven victim Brian D. Hill of USWGO Alternative News (now defunct).

The lawsuit has been filed under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). The purpose of this lawsuit is the set new case law precedent in regards to usage of FOIA as a vehicle for discovery rights in criminal cases under Brady v. Maryland, and Giglio v. United States, which are both U.S. Supreme Court case law in regards to rights to obtain discovery evidence in criminal cases for purposes of a proper defense under the adversarial system.

Here is more information that I had scooped up from DemocraticUnderground. So far no alternative media has covered this. We Are Change covered the fact that he is a claimed set up victim. wearechange.org...




www.democraticunderground.com...

Brian D. Hill was formerly a Righthaven, LLC lawsuit victim in 2010 as reported by the Las Vegas Sun and New York Times. He fought back by going to the media and writing unfavorable things about Righthaven on different blogs and places. Then he had a lawyer fight for him to have his case dismissed with prejudice.

I needed to post this here, since DU was formerly a Righthaven lawsuit victim but prevailed. You and Brian both fought back against Righthaven instead of just settling the case. Brian is now a victim of a rogue and wrongful criminal prosecution. He was framed and not allowed to prove his innocence. You can feel that what he was accused of was wrong, but he still has a right to prove his innocence otherwise American courts will continue convicting innocent people as well as guilty people.

In 2012-2014, Brian became a victim of political corruption by some messed up people within the U.S. Department of Justice. Brian was indicted, kangaroo courted into a guilty plea by the Federal Public Defender of Greensboro, NC, and then wrongfully convicted and forced to serve a sentence of Federal Probation.

The whole purpose of convicting Brian D. Hill was to shut down USWGO Alternative News, similar tactic as Righthaven, LLC, that having a Federal Court convict him places the Defendant under conditions such as he cannot use the internet without permission, and even if he got permission if he posts anything against the Government then he can go to prison and have his Probation revoked.

Brian got sick and tired of being convicted for a crime that he was framed on, so he started filing a Freedom of Information Act request from the U.S. Attorney Office in Greensboro via the Executive Office for U.S. Attorneys, and got some various documents from the agency.

However other documents and records were allegedly covered up so Brian filed Affidavits and other documentation, and files a FOIA lawsuit with DVD video attachment, yes he actually filed a Video DVD with the Clerk's Office on a Pro Se basis.

It is currently being served by the U.S. Marshals service to the Government.

It will be interesting to see if he does prove a "cover up" by the U.S. Attorney Office. This can actually give him the right to a new trial and further evidence that can demonstrate that he is factually innocent of the crime, as federal prosecutors have absolutely no need to cover up evidence in cases of guilt aka open and shut criminal cases.

He even cited in his federal lawsuit that it is a felony to cover up, conceal, or destroy certain records to influence a federal investigation or case. If this has merit then the U.S. Attorney Office in Greensboro, NC, may go under investigation which could lead up to 20 years in federal prison for any offenders in that office.

You can also check out his lawsuit and complaint from FOIA Project:

foiaproject.org...


Note: The Federal Judge, that is very strict against Pro Se filers that don't have an Attorney, has granted Brian's requests in his complaint and seems to be working towards Brian possibly being able to prove in Federal Court that the U.S. Attorney Office has engaged in possibly criminal behavior of obstruction of justice. If this lawsuit prevails then Brian may be able to use this as well as other evidence elements to attempt to overturn his conviction on affirmative defense of frame up, aka actual innocence.

www.prlog.org...

WASHINGTON - April 27, 2017 - PRLog -- Brian D. Hill, formerly of USWGO Alternative News, has decided to sue the U.S. Department of Justice and the Executive Office for United States Attorneys earlier than anticipated. I had just received an email with the Docket filing and documents, from Brian's mother. It is exactly what I had expected would come from Mr. Hill.

He is suing the Justice Department under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) accusing them of blatant misconduct, and is asking for "Declaratory and Injunctive Relief". It is claimed under Declaration, as well as other relevant evidence, shows a major possibility that the former U.S. Attorney Ripley Rand of Greensboro, North Carolina, and Assistant U.S. Attorney Anand Prakash Ramaswamy, may have covered up case records that would help to prove the innocence of Mr. Hill.

Without access to the criminal case discovery evidence, which Mr. Hill has a Constitutional due process right to under U.S. Supreme Court case Brady v. Maryland, he cannot prove a factual claim of innocence to his criminal conviction.

In effect, the U.S. Attorney Office in Greensboro, NC, and AUSA Ramaswamy is preventing Brian from proving his actual innocence, and they want to keep him wrongfully convicted as a felon for as long as possible.

The purpose of the FOIA lawsuit is to compel discovery and get his lost Brady rights to be restored to him, that his court appointed lawyers denied him until he falsely took the guilty plea agreement. Those two lawyers were Assistant Federal Public Defender Eric David Placke, and Attorney John Scott Coalter. Brian brought up allegations alleging that Mr. Coalter threatened or made a veiled threat to destroy or dispose of Brian's criminal case discovery evidence and has worked against him in every aspect of trying to prove his Innocence.

It will be interesting to see what the Department of Justice will do to try to prevent Brian from proving his actual innocence. Will they do far worse to him than with Amanda Knox, Ryan Ferguson, Howard Dudley, and others.

archive.org...

New activity (as of May 6, to May 8):

The Federal Judge granted plaintiff's MOTION to Proceed In Forma Pauperis.
Now that means that the U.S. Marshals have to serve the Government with Brian's complaint.
Also Brian has done another filing asking to subpoena his ex court appointed lawyer from his criminal case since his own freaking lawyer is refusing to give the discovery evidence of his case to his own client, and has threatened to destroy the discovery papers. This is all on Affidavit and other exculpatory evidence. Brian pushed for the Judge to ask the Clerk to sign the subpoena and serve with that lawyer.
archive.org... 3-ORDER from Judge to proceed IFP.pdf - ORDER from Federal Judge granting Plaintiff's IFP motion

edit on 15-5-2017 by StanleyBolten because: Shortened title a little bit




posted on May, 15 2017 @ 11:39 PM
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Here are the rest of the PDF documents originally from PACER, stored freely so that nobody has to pay to read the federal filings.



archive.org... 4-Motion To Subpoena Attorney.pdf - Motion under Rule 45 to subpoena Attorney John Scott Coalter
archive.org... 4-1-Declaration Of Exhibits Supporting Motion.pdf - Declaration of Exhibits in attachment to this Motion
Exhibit 1:
archive.org... 4-2-Exhibit 1.pdf
Exhibit 2:
archive.org... 4-3-Exhibit 2.pdf
Exhibit 3:
archive.org... 4-4-Exhibit 3.pdf
Exhibit 4:
archive.org... 4-5-Exhibit 4.pdf
Exhibit 5:
archive.org... 4-6-Exhibit 5.pdf
Exhibit 6:
archive.org... 4-7-Exhibit 6.pdf
Unsigned Subpoena:
archive.org... 4-8-Unsigned Subpoena.pdf
Envelope Motion contained within:
archive.org... 4-9-Envelope.pdf

2017-05-08: Summons Issued as to Executive Office for United States Attorneys, United States Department Of Justice and U.S. Attorney. (Attachments: # 1 USM-285 Forms)(Original Summons, original USM-285 Forms, copies of Complaint with Attachments, three copies of DVDs identified on Docket Sheet as Exhibit 10 to Document 2 and copy of Order to Proceed Without Prepaying Fees or Costs were overnighted using two-day delivery to USMS for service.)(mlh)



Here is the proof that he was a victim of Righthaven:

www.nytimes.com...

vegasinc.com...



posted on May, 15 2017 @ 11:40 PM
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lifes a bitch



posted on May, 15 2017 @ 11:44 PM
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a reply to: musicismagic

Exactly!

Why do people now have to file lawsuits to get discovery evidence that every criminal Defendant clearly has a right to?

It is ridiculous that people have to file lawsuits to prove actual innocence. What do you think?

Why do innocent people have to falsely plead guilty?

Well America has a guilty plea problem.

You need a lot of money to prove innocence, or in a certain situation you can actually be guilty and still be found innocent by a Jury. While innocent people are found guilty by a Jury because of unable to afford enough resources to be found innocent.

It really is ridiculous!
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posted on May, 16 2017 @ 01:37 AM
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originally posted by: StanleyBolten
a reply to: musicismagic

Exactly!

Why do people now have to file lawsuits to get discovery evidence that every criminal Defendant clearly has a right to?

It is ridiculous that people have to file lawsuits to prove actual innocence. What do you think?

Why do innocent people have to falsely plead guilty?

Well America has a guilty plea problem.

You need a lot of money to prove innocence, or in a certain situation you can actually be guilty and still be found innocent by a Jury. While innocent people are found guilty by a Jury because of unable to afford enough resources to be found innocent.

It really is ridiculous!


My sister was murdered and they (legal process) didn't do anything about it. Like I said, life's a bitch.



posted on May, 16 2017 @ 02:07 AM
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Trump is cleaning up America.....on every level.....the Olde Boys Club isnt so popular nowadays.



posted on May, 16 2017 @ 03:03 AM
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a reply to: StanleyBolten

Interesting... However a Brady violation is very serious and can result in charges being dismissed with prejudice. Anything that is exculpatory must be turned over to the defense. The prosecution does not get to dcide whats exculpatory and their is a reason the motion is called discovery. The defendant is innocent until proven guilty and as such has a right to see the governments case against him and face his accusers.

If their is confirmed corruption then the prosecutors involved need to be held accountable, charged and hopefully spend their time in prison with disbarment.

I also personally feel public officials who do these types of thing should be required to give a national press conference detailing their crime and announcing the person they wrongfully went after are in fact innocent.



posted on May, 16 2017 @ 12:20 PM
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originally posted by: Xcathdra
a reply to: StanleyBolten

Interesting... However a Brady violation is very serious and can result in charges being dismissed with prejudice. Anything that is exculpatory must be turned over to the defense. The prosecution does not get to dcide whats exculpatory and their is a reason the motion is called discovery. The defendant is innocent until proven guilty and as such has a right to see the governments case against him and face his accusers.

If their is confirmed corruption then the prosecutors involved need to be held accountable, charged and hopefully spend their time in prison with disbarment.

I also personally feel public officials who do these types of thing should be required to give a national press conference detailing their crime and announcing the person they wrongfully went after are in fact innocent.


This will be an interesting lawsuit.



posted on May, 16 2017 @ 03:15 PM
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a reply to: StanleyBolten

Guys, I've heard that Roger Stone has personally received a copy of his FOIA Appeal records and some other things including the "Evidence DVDs". The very same Evidence videos that were filed with the Federal Court Clerk's Office. Let's just say I saw Roger Stone's address, gave it to Brian to write him, and he got signature confirmation, so it is Roger Stone. If Brian does prove his Innocence then Trump could have an executive order to completely expunge the records of his guilt if not to grant him a full pardon of innocence.

Anybody can go to the Danville federal building and watch Brian's video, maybe even request a copy of the video depending on what the rules are, since it is a public record.

Brian is putting his whole life on the line in this lawsuit. If he loses he risks perjury charges, if he wins then he may only risk one perjury charge from his false guilty plea. All Federal court defendants are required under penalty of perjury to plead guilty if they change their plea from innocent to guilty.

One of the few ways that Brian can avoid this perjury charge is on good faith evidential basis. The evidence he has that he was given NO diabetic insulin (Citing a medical record from here: archive.org...) at the Status conference in Federal Court (no diabetic insulin means high risk of coma or death with brain swelling and ketoacidosis). The other evidence he has is blatant ineffective assistance of Counsel and Counsel only colluding with the Federal prosecution while deleting and ignoring any evidence of potential innocence, and he would have died as his weight dipped to 140lbs before he stuck with his false guilty plea to get out of jail/prison.

So technically attempting to charge Brian with perjury for proving his actual innocence would make the Government look bad, make them like bullies since Brian had no choice but to falsely take the guilty plea. Brian has good reasons why he lied about being guilty when evidence points to his innocence, ineffective Counsel and deteriorating health.

The evidence is on Brian's side. The Jury would feel sorry for him (since at that time in that scenario he would be found innocent) if he were charged for his false guilty plea. That is the only real threat that not the Government but Brian's own Defense Attorneys are threatening him with in their argument of if he does prove his innocence. That means Brian wasn't given Defense lawyers but prosecuting Attorneys that only want to win cases for the Government.
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posted on May, 16 2017 @ 06:03 PM
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Shoot! The links had been incorrectly put in and I no longer have time to edit that post. The links in this post should go directly to the legal filings that were originally from PACER. Yeah the $0.10 per page fee totally sucks, so they were posted for free on archive.org since they are of public court record.

So I will post the correct links this time:

CORRECT LINKS:



archive.org...

New activity (as of May 6, to May 8):

The Federal Judge granted plaintiff's MOTION to Proceed In Forma Pauperis.
Now that means that the U.S. Marshals have to serve the Government with Brian's complaint.
Also Brian has done another filing asking to subpoena his ex court appointed lawyer from his criminal case since his own freaking lawyer is refusing to give the discovery evidence of his case to his own client, and has threatened to destroy the discovery papers. This is all on Affidavit and other exculpatory evidence. Brian pushed for the Judge to ask the Clerk to sign the subpoena and serve with that lawyer.
archive.org... - ORDER from Federal Judge granting Plaintiff's IFP motion
archive.org... - Motion under Rule 45 to subpoena Attorney John Scott Coalter
archive.org... Motion.pdf - Declaration of Exhibits in attachment to this Motion
Exhibit 1:
archive.org...
Exhibit 2:
archive.org...
Exhibit 3:
archive.org...
Exhibit 4:
archive.org...
Exhibit 5:
archive.org...
Exhibit 6:
archive.org...
Unsigned Subpoena:
archive.org...
Envelope Motion contained within:
archive.org...

2017-05-08: Summons Issued as to Executive Office for United States Attorneys, United States Department Of Justice and U.S. Attorney. (Attachments: # 1 USM-285 Forms)(Original Summons, original USM-285 Forms, copies of Complaint with Attachments, three copies of DVDs identified on Docket Sheet as Exhibit 10 to Document 2 and copy of Order to Proceed Without Prepaying Fees or Costs were overnighted using two-day delivery to USMS for service.)(mlh)



posted on May, 24 2017 @ 08:17 PM
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Update guys!

I found out that the U.S. Marshals have successfully served the summons and over 140 pages of evidence (incl. the Evidence Video DVD) with the U.S. Attorney Office of Roanoke Virginia, the Executive Office for U.S. Attorneys, and the U.S. Department of Justice.

Now the Feds are on notice that Brian wants to pursue his right to prove his actual innocence, even if he risks a perjury charge for his false guilty plea agreement on June 10, 2014.

If any lawyers wish to help him, you should track down his phone number in his public filings and contact him. Lawyers need to come to his aid for his ultimate goal of proving his innocence.

DemocratiucUnderground was also a Righthaven victim, and Brian Hill is innocent, so they need to stand with Brian whether they agree or disagree with his past political opinions prior to 2012.

Here are the filings links for the summons successfully served by Deputy Marshals that have done the right thing. They have taken part in enforcing what our law should stand for, and that is protecting our rights to file lawsuits (even if we are poor) to protect our Constitutional rights to prove innocence when accused of a crime.

Court filings: archive.org...

Docket Sheet for May 19, 2017: archive.org...

Summons to be served:

archive.org...

archive.org...

U.S. Deputy Marshals successfully did their duty and served the summons and evidence with the U.S. Department of Justice people:

archive.org...

archive.org...

archive.org...



posted on May, 24 2017 @ 10:27 PM
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Another Update!

DemocraticUnderground has totally censored the entire thread. They don't believe in free speech they have betrayed Righthaven victim Brian D. Hill.

I will talk with Steve Green a former news reporter of Las Vegas Sun, about DU censoring any discussions about Brian D. Hill filing a FOIA lawsuit to prove his innocence.



posted on May, 24 2017 @ 10:52 PM
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I posted the graveyard of that thread here: archive.org...

Try going there, it's totally gone: www.democraticunderground.com...

The Liberal retards there don't want a man to prove his innocence.

Totally betrayed a Righthaven victim and they were a victim there too while Alex Jones quietly settled with Righthaven.

I ask everyone to boycott DemocraticUnderground. They don't believe in innocent people getting off of the Sex Offender Registry.

It has become like the new Jewish ghetto. If George Soros, David Rockefeller, or anybody in the swamp doesn't like somebody, then a criminal can frame them with child porn and ruin their life.

It makes me sick that this is happening. Why are so many people turning on him?

Where is the evidence that he is guilty? Yeah! Brian took a guilty plea but he had a public defender? A public pretender?



posted on Jun, 14 2017 @ 12:17 AM
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UPDATE!

archive.org...

The U.S. Attorney Office in Greensboro, NC has hijacked the case by representing the Washington D.C. defendants.

Normally since the case has been filed in the Western District of Virginia, it is the U.S. Attorney office in Roanoke, VA, at the BB&T building that is supposed to represent the defendants.

They are denying all allegations and put up four defenses to try to quash his lawsuit, asking for the Judge to rule in their favor.

The U.S. Attorney office in Greensboro is accused of the allegations and yet quickly became the attorneys of a Danville, VA federal case which is in Virginia. A Greensboro government attorney is going to file responses in another state yet that attorney has no license to practice law in the western district of Virginia. They are trying to cover their own butts.

They had answered ALL federal questions with denials, they deny knowledge of all allegations made by Brian which we all know is a complete lie. How would the U.S. Attorney office that prosecuted Brian D. Hill of USWGO Alternative News have no knowledge of wrongfully convicting him????

They just out and out lied, or memory holed ever trying to convict him. Well technically Brian is a convicted offender now since he never had a good lawyer, so now they are covering up all evidence of everything, except what was originally filed on Brian's criminal case.

They even denied knowledge of his autism and diabetes in one paragraph which is a complete lie. The U.S. Attorney, by the court, and the defense attorney, both had to review over the pre-sentence report and the psychological evaluation which both contain the diagnoses.

So the U.S. Attorney office in Greensboro has openly lied and gave answers that cannot be even remotely proven truthful. They will likely get away on some answers but other answers to which they denied any knowledge of, evidence can prove otherwise with the Court transcripts and other federal court documents.

The U.S. Attorney office in Greensboro is covering their butts right now.

Document 10: archive.org...

Document 11: archive.org...

Document 11 is the pretrial order set by the Hon. Judge Kiser. The trial date will soon be set. This FOIA lawsuit is facing a trial and pretrial conferences. Evidence may start coming out and show what the U.S. Government rather would not want shown.

June 12 docket sheet: archive.org...

Document 12: archive.org...

Exhibit 1 of Doc 12: archive.org...

Exhibit 2 of Doc 12: archive.org...

Exhibit 3 of Doc 12: archive.org...

Exhibit 4 of Doc 12: archive.org...

Exhibit 5 of Doc 12: archive.org...



posted on Jun, 14 2017 @ 12:19 AM
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originally posted by: Xcathdra
a reply to: StanleyBolten

Interesting... However a Brady violation is very serious and can result in charges being dismissed with prejudice. Anything that is exculpatory must be turned over to the defense. The prosecution does not get to dcide whats exculpatory and their is a reason the motion is called discovery. The defendant is innocent until proven guilty and as such has a right to see the governments case against him and face his accusers.

If their is confirmed corruption then the prosecutors involved need to be held accountable, charged and hopefully spend their time in prison with disbarment.

I also personally feel public officials who do these types of thing should be required to give a national press conference detailing their crime and announcing the person they wrongfully went after are in fact innocent.


I agree!

The U.S. Attorney is denying everything, like an idiot. The plaintiff can now pick apart the U.S. Attorney's answers to his complaint in federal court.

The U.S. Attorney idiot even denied knowledge of Brian's health problems when his health problems were admitted by the same U.S. Attorney office in his criminal case. The U.S. Attorney is setting himself up to fail.



posted on Jun, 14 2017 @ 12:20 AM
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a reply to: StanleyBolten

Many thanks for keeping the thread updated.



posted on Jun, 14 2017 @ 12:34 AM
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originally posted by: D8Tee
a reply to: StanleyBolten

Many thanks for keeping the thread updated.


Once the federal trial starts, a lot of things will be revealed as both sides file briefs and motions.

Now that it has turned into a full civil trial, that means the Judge is not willing to dismiss it. In in forma pauperis cases, the Federal court can dismiss a civil case at any time if they feel it is frivolous or invalid. They never would have let it go to trial if the evidence was meaningless.

All the U.S. Attorney office can do is just deny, deny, and deny. Deny everything, claim they have no knowledge of anything. Area 51 style answers. "Oh! What criminal case evidence? We don't have no stinken evidence!"

The answers have defaulted the U.S. Attorney to possibly lose the entire case upon summary judgment. Unless there is a technicality to which the U.S. Attorney can overrule the trial court, the U.S. Attorney may be compelled to give Brian his discovery packet materials. If the U.S. Attorney is caught destroying the case records then they have completely covered up the criminal case that they had started to prosecute in November 2013.

Cover ups don't happen in situations where criminal defendants are in fact guilty of the crimes in open and shut cases.

Cover ups in criminal cases involving former alternative media advocates such as USWGO Alt News and/or Infowars associates is very questionable on it's face. Involved with Alex Jones in 2012, his photo with Alex, and then a few months after he was accused of a computer crime with a coerced confession based upon false statements coerced out of Brian when he was a suspect because of his Autism. They used his autism to get that false confession.

Now the U.S. Attorney has decided to memory hole any evidence that can help prove actual innocence.

That is crazy. Some criminal justice system we have in America!



posted on Jun, 14 2017 @ 12:42 AM
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originally posted by: one4all
Trump is cleaning up America.....on every level.....the Olde Boys Club isnt so popular nowadays.


I'm looking forward to the Trump administration finding/exposing corruption of the so-called judges who keep blocking the ability to screen inbound travelers more thoroughly.



posted on Jun, 14 2017 @ 01:59 AM
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originally posted by: carewemust

originally posted by: one4all
Trump is cleaning up America.....on every level.....the Olde Boys Club isnt so popular nowadays.


I'm looking forward to the Trump administration finding/exposing corruption of the so-called judges who keep blocking the ability to screen inbound travelers more thoroughly.


U.S. District Court Chief Judge William Lindsey Osteen Junior should also be investigated for possible corruption. He is colluding with court appointed laywers to screw every criminal defendant over, and in exchange they get favors such as the Bell Davis and Pitt being able to take part in the local rule-making council for the Federal court district. Making local rules that were never negotiated by elected representative and yet can be enforced as if a force of law.

The Osteen Judges are too powerful and corrupt in Greensboro, North Carolina. As well as the Bell, Davis, and Pitt law firm that has ties with the Osteens, so any lawyers from that firm will protect the Osteens in any federal appeals.
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posted on Jun, 14 2017 @ 02:03 AM
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a reply to: StanleyBolten


It sounds like "rigging" of the system is rampant all across the USA. Here in Illinois, there's at 20 judges names on the ballot every few years. You either put an X next to each name or leave it blank. Either way, they stay there until retirement, or death.




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