1) Shawn and Craig Christy are arrested on August 18, 2011 in Allentown PA. Each were charged with (1) count of Harassing Telephone Calls, Letting the phone ring continuously.
2) Shawn is appointed an attorney, Marc S. Fisher. Shawn meets with his attorney before his detention hearing to see if he will be sent to Alaska.
3) Craig is appointed an attorney, Michael E. Brunnabend. Craig doesn’t even get to meet with his attorney until 30 seconds after the hearing begins. Judge Arnold C. Rappaport will not even allow Craig time to confer with his attorney in order to prepare his defense.
4) As the detention hearing begins, both attorneys are astounded to find that AUSA John Gallagher from Allentown has provided them NO discovery (evidence) against their clients. The only thing they received was the 2-page official indictment from the District of Alaska.
5) AUSA Gallagher from Allentown proceeds to argue his case to detain Shawn and Craig. Gallagher states “The pair made hundreds of threatening calls.” (Craig and Shawn were not indicted for threatening calls). Gallagher presents his claims to Judge Rapoport but provides no evidence. Gallagher even goes on to state that Shawn was arrested in Washington DC on June 11, 2009, and that he had a gun at the time. This statement is utterly false as Shawn did not have a gun on him when he was in Washington DC, and Shawn was not arrested when he was in Washington DC!
6) Without any evidence, Judge Arnold C. Rapoport of Allentown PA, decides to detain Shawn and Craig and send them 4,000 miles to Alaska, stating that, “The FBI generally knows what it is doing.”
7) If Shawn and Craig’s attorneys, Fisher and Brunnabend, had been given discovery (evidence), this is what they would have found:
A) The indictment was illegal. Letting the phone ring continuously is not harassment when you have legitimate business. Shawn and Craig were acting as their own attorneys in the protective orders that Sarah Palin had against them. It wasn’t until August 10, 2011, one day after being indicted for contacting Palin’s attorney John Tiemessen, that Judge Jonathon Lack of Alaska issued a written contact only order for Shawn.
3AN-11-01112CI 08/10/2011 Order Granting Motion to Modify Protective Order
Case Motion #5: Cross Motion To Mr. Tiemessen's Request To Limit Contact 08/10/2011 Order on Petitioner's Cross Motion for Written-Only Contact and Respondent's Motion to Dissolve
B) Craig never had a written contact order placed against him. He had legitimate business with Tiemessen regarding the protective order case against him from Palin. A written contact order could not have been granted against Craig for his case was already closed on July 31, 2011. Judge Lack at that point did not have the legal authority to grant one for Tiemessen.
3AN-11-01107CI 07/15/2011 Motion to Modify or Dissolve Long Term Protective Order
Filing Party: Christy, Craig
Case Motion #3 07/21/2011 Magistrate's Response on Request for Recusal 07/25/2011 Order on Review of Request for Recusal for Cause 07/31/2011 Order on Motion to Dissolve - denied
Case Motion #3: Motion to Modify or Dissolve Long Term Protective Order 07/31/2011 Case Closed
A) Most of all, both attorneys Fisher and Brunnabend, would have seen that John Tiemessen Illegally wiretapped both Shawn and Craig to gather supportive evidence against them. Shawn and Craig were in PA when Tiemessen’s law firm recorded them, a 2-party consent state. Tiemessen NEVER asked permission to record those calls!
This is not the first time Alaska has withheld discovery (evidence) to make sure that it could maliciously prosecute someone. The same US Attorney’s Office did the same thing with former US Senator Ted Stevens. Stevens would eventually be cleared and only AUSA underlings would be blamed for withholding evidence that would have cleared Stevens from the beginning. This time we can all clearly see that US Attorney Karen Loeffler of Alaska is directing her AUSA’s like Retta-Rae Randall and Jo Ann Farrington, to withhold evidence to have high profile individuals indicted. AUSA Jo Ann Farrington of all people, should be turning in her boss to the Criminal Division Public Integrity Section of the Department of Justice (DOJ). Farrington used to be the Deputy Chief of that section under former Attorney General Janet Reno during President Bill Clinton’s administration.
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Breaking News: I have received information today concerning the most damaging evidence against those in the US Government who are trying to protect Sarah Palin in order to protect themselves. I will be posting this information on the blog in the next several days so check back again soon. This is the worst case of extortion by government officials in the history of the United States. All of this to protect America's #1 domestic terrorist, Sarah Palin!