Monthly Archives: October 2011

Mutual Bank, Amrish Mahajan, Richard Barth, FDIC lawsuit, Kenneth J Conner whistleblower vindication, Obama Rezko land deal

Mutual Bank, Amrish Mahajan, Richard Barth, FDIC lawsuit, Kenneth J Conner whistleblower vindication, Obama Rezko land deal

“Why did Mutual Bank fire whistleblower Kenneth J Connor after he
challenged the appraisal on the land purchased by Rita Rezko, just
prior to the land sale to Obama?”…Citizen Wells

It looks like whistleblower Kenneth J. Conner is being vindicated. Conner was fired after revealing that the appraisal for the lot in the Obama Rezko lot deal was too high.

From the Chicago Tribune October 31, 2011.

“Officers and directors of Mutual Bank issued $10.5 million in
“imprudent” dividends, spent $250,000 of the bank’s money on a
wedding, and paid $495,000 in defense costs for a spouse’s Medicaid
fraud case before the Harvey-based lender failed in July 2009, a
federal regulator alleged last week.

Mutual was the bank that financed the purchase by the wife of
political fundraiser Tony Rezko of a side lot in a deal that enabled
Barack Obama to buy his dream house.
In a lawsuit filed in a U.S. District Court in the Northern District
of Illinois last week, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. also
accused the bank of spending $300,000 to hold a board meeting in Monte
Carlo, Monaco.

The FDIC is suing eight former directors, two officers and the bank’s lawyer.

The failure of the $1.7 billion-asset bank, which had 10 branches in
the Chicago area, is expected to cost the FDIC $775 million. From 2005
to 2009, the lender had nearly doubled in size, fueled by what would
turn out to be bad real estate loans, many of which were made to about
15 borrowers. Record-keeping was shoddy, and loan terms were changed
at closing with no board approval, the suit said. Mutual had become a
“lender of last resort for failed real estate projects,” particularly
in the hotel industry, the suit said.

One of the defendants, former bank president and board member Amrish
Mahajan, couldn’t be reached for comment.”

http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-1031-bank-suit-20111031,0,3469830.story

From the lawsuit:

“5. Collectively, the Director Defendants and Officer Defendants (“Director and Officer Defendants”) (a) recklessly implemented a strategy of rapid asset growth through approving a high concentration of risky CRE, ADC and out-of-area loans to a small concentration of high-volume borrowers; (b) failed to implement appropriate underwriting and credit administration practices; (c) ignored the Bank’s loan policies; (d) ignored federal lending regulations; and (e) disregarded warnings from the Bank’s regulators regarding the Bank’s lending activities.”

http://www.courthousenews.com/2011/10/26/FDIC.pdf

The name Mahajan may ring a bell.  Richard Barth may not. This should help.

From Citizen WElls August 22, 2011.

“A former state contractor with close ties to ex-Gov. Rod Blagojevich
plans to enter a guilty plea Monday, more than four years after she
was charged with bilking the state out of $2 million for drug tests
that were never performed, said a source with knowledge of the case.

Anita Mahajan, the wife of a major Blagojevich fundraiser, was charged
in May 2007 with theft and fraud, based on allegations that her
company, K.K. Bio-Science, submitted bogus bills for drug screenings
for clients of the Illinois Department of Children and Family
Services.

Elections Prosecutors also accused Mahajan of laundering money taken
from the alleged fraud and using it to buy properties in Chicago and
New York.”

“Mahajan is the wife of Amrish Mahajan, a former head of the defunct
Mutual Bank of Harvey who was called “Uncle Amrish” by Blagojevich’s
children. He held events for Blagojevich and raised at least $500,000
for the former governor’s campaigns. The Mahajans also hired Patricia
Blagojevich for several real estate deals that netted the former first
lady more than $113,000 in commissions.”

Kenneth J Conner whistleblower lawsuit

“9.  In June, 2005, Mutual Bank President and CEO Amrish Mahajan and
other Mutual Bank officers approved a loan to Rita Malki Rezko (Rita
Rezko) which was guaranteed by Antonin Rezko so that Rita Rezko could
purchase a 9,090 square foot vacant parcel of real estate at 5050 S.
Greenwood Avenue, Chicago. As part of the Mutual Bank loan
underwriting process, Mutual Bank obtained a real estate appraisal
from Adams Valuation Corporation (Adams Appraisal) which purported to
provide an opinion of value of the subject 5050 S. Greenwood real
estate (the collateral for the Rezko loan) at $ 68.76 per square foot.
A copy of the Adams Appraisal is attached as Exhibit C. In June, 2005,
Rita Rezko closed on the purchase of the 5050 S. Greenwood property at
a purchase price of $ 625,000.00 along with the loan from Mutual Bank
in the amount of $ 500,000.00 with Mutual bank obtaining a first
mortgage lien position on the Greenwood vacant parcel.”

“10.  On or about January 4, 2006, Rita Rezko entered into an
agreement with Senator Barack and Michelle Obama (Obamas) to sell a
ten-foot strip of the 5050 S. Greenwood property to the Obamas. A copy
of the Obama/Rita Rezko contract is attached as Exhibit D. As a result
of that transaction, the Rezkos requested that Mutual Bank release
it’s first collateral position to the ten-foot strip parcel
transferred to the Obamas. In that same general time frame, Richard
Barth, Mutual Bank Senior VP of construction lending and James Murphy,
Mutual Bank Senior VP Internal Auditor/Risk Manager, requested that
Conner perform an appraisal review of the Adams Appraisal attached
hereto as Exhibit C.”

“11.  In late 2005 or early 2006, Conner performed an appraisal review
of the Adams Appraisal (Exhibit C) per the directive of Richard Barth
and James Murphy. Conner prepared a written Appraisal Review report
(ARR) opining that the Adams Appraisal overvalued the Greenwood lot by
a minimum of $ 125,000.00 and that a reasonable and fair valuation for
Mutual Banks’s underwriting purposes should be no greater than $
500,000.00 for the entire 5050 S. Greenwood parcel as originally
purchased by Rita Rezko. In that same general time frame an appraisal
was performed for the 5050 S. Greenwood property by Howard B. Richter,
MAI which valued the 5050 S. Greenwood property at $ 54.00 per square
foot but then discounted the ten-foot strip being transferred by Rita
Rezko to the Obamas by fifty percent, as the ten-foot strip was
unbuildable standing alone…The valuation by the Richter Appraisal for
the 5050 S. Greenwood lot was substantially to Conner’s ARR
valuation.”

“12.  Conner notified Richard Barth and James Murphy orally of his ARR
findings and Conner’s ARR was filed in the “Rezko 5050 Greenwood” loan
file at Mutual Bank.”

“13.  In addition to Conner’s ARR stating that the Adams Appraisal
overvalued the 5050 S. Greenwood property, Conner had reported on
other occasions that Adams Valuation Corporation had overvalued real
estate subject to Mutual Bank loan underwriting valuation.”

“14.  On or about October 19, 2006, Mutual Bank received a Grand Jury
Subpoena (GJS) requiring Mutual Bank to produce the Rezko 5050
Greenwood loan file, as well as a Rita Rezko Riverside District
Development LLC checking account and loan file. Electronic mail
(email) communications about the subpoena were circulated to Mutual
Bank officers and attorneys, including Amrish Mahajan, James Murphy
and Conner. A copy of an October 19, 2006 email string pertaining to
the Rezko GJS is attached as Exhibit F. On information and belief,
Conner’s ARR was removed from the Rezko 5050 Greenwood loan file prior
to the submission of that file pursuant to the GJS, and in it’s place
Mutual bank submitted an appraisal checklist which was purportedly
dated “06/15/05″ from Senior VP James P. Murphy (Murphy Checklist). A
copy of the Murphy Checklist is attached as Exhibit G.”

“16.  In 2007, Conner observed that his ARR of the 5050 S. Greenwood
property was not in the Rezko 5050 Greenwood loan file and in it’s
place was the Murphy Checklist purportedly dated “06/15/2005.”…On June
18, 2007, Conner sent an email to James Murphy which provides, in
part, “I spent time trying to track down work of mine that should be
in a particular high profile loan file, though it is not–having been
replaced by a checklist.””

“17.  In October, 2007, Conner had various communications with Mutual
Bank’s Human Resources Department representative, Lana Schlabach. In
an email communication of October 15, 2007, Conner directly referenced
“Resentment over my mentioned discovery of the removal/replacement of
an appraisal review that I conducted. That appraisal review contained
substantial observations and suggestions. The transaction and parties
involved were high profile in the media.I am under the impression that
the FBI has since looked at the file.””

“18.  On October 23, 2007, eight days after Conner’s October 15, 2007
email to Schlabach attached as Exhibit J, Mutual Bank terminated
Conner’s employment for pretextual reasons.”

https://citizenwells.wordpress.com/2011/08/22/anita-mahajan-pleads-guilty-blagojevich-and-obama-ties-mutual-bank-president-amrish-mahajan-wife-rezko-obama-land-purchase/

From the Washington Times November 4, 2008.

“A former Illinois real estate specialist says FBI agents have questioned him about a Chicago property that had been bought by convicted felon Tony Rezko’s wife and later sold to the couple’s next-door neighbor, Sen. Barack Obama.

The real estate specialist, Kenneth J. Conner, said bank officials replaced an appraisal review he prepared on the property and FBI agents were investigating in late 2007 whether the Rezko-Obama deal was proper.

“Agents and I talked about payoff, bribe, kickback for a long time, though it took them only a short number of minutes of talking with me while looking at the appraisal to acknowledge what they already seemed to know: The Rezko lot was grossly overvalued,” Mr. Conner told The Washington Times Monday.

“Rezko paid the asking price on the same day Obama paid $300,000 less than the asking price to the same seller for his adjacent mansion,” he said. “This begs the question of payoff, bribe, kickback.””

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2008/nov/04/fbi-asked-questions-on-rezko-land-deal/

There is one more event which must take place to vindicate Kenneth J. Conner. That is the indictment and arrest of Barack Obama.

Illinois high school graduation rates slump, Obama legacy, Obama Ayers Chicago corruption cronies, Obama doing to US what he did to Illinois

Illinois high school graduation rates slump, Obama legacy, Obama Ayers Chicago corruption cronies, Obama doing to US what he did to Illinois

“Why was Obama promoting Capri Capital and other investment firms at the same time that Rezko, Levine and Cellini were shaking them down?”…Citizen Wells

From the Chicago Tribune October 31, 2011.

“Illinois high school graduation rates slump”

“Despite its academic struggles, North Chicago Community High School could count on at least one piece of good news: Students were getting their diplomas. The school reported a 90.3 percent graduation rate in 2010.

But in 2011, the figure plummeted to 50.2 percent, a dismal picture created by a new formula that more accurately tracks how many ninth-graders graduate within four years. The new method, required by the federal government, was used for the first time this year in Illinois, with sobering results: Across the state, about 75 percent of high schools saw small dips to big drops in graduation rates, causing educators to adjust to a new reality.

“I think the school probably felt like they were doing things right because we were at 90 percent,” said Eric Gallagher, new principal at the struggling North Chicago high school. “It just took someone else to look at it from the outside.”

The new graduation rates are among the dozens of figures released Monday in the annual School Report Card data that provide information about everything from test scores to teachers’ experience to how much taxpayers spend on their schools.

Parents won’t see the changes in graduation rates in their school report cards because the state reports only this year’s figure with no comparisons to the prior year. The Tribune’s online database (schools.chicagotribune.com), however, shows 10 years of rates in addition to the regular report card data.

Educators who have seen comparative numbers often reacted with a mixture of criticism, concern and confusion over the new graduation rate formula.”

“In Lake Zurich, district officials corrected their figure twice after initially reporting a 100 percent graduation rate for Lake Zurich High School. The problem stemmed from misunderstandings about applying the formula, according to district spokeswoman Jean Malek. She said the accurate graduation rate is 92.8, up from 92.5 the year before.

Still, Lake Zurich is in the minority of high schools showing an increase in its graduation rate this year. It’s also a high performer — among about 30 percent of the more than 600 Illinois high schools that posted a graduation rate of 90 percent or higher this year.

Only 18 high schools, including Chicago’s Northside College Preparatory High School, attained a 100 percent graduation rate this year, compared with almost 100 high schools that did so last year. The statewide graduation rate slid from 87.8 to 83.8 percent.

The numbers are significant because graduation rates are one of the most important barometers in education, research shows.

“Because high school graduation is a strong indicator of social and economic well-being, this provides important information on the most basic measure of education success in the population,” stated a 2009 study by the Consortium on Chicago School Research at the University of Chicago. The report also cautioned that calculating graduation rates is fraught with technical issues and that no method is ideal.

The search for a better way to gauge how many students were getting their diplomas on time bubbled up from state governments.

“There was no consistency previously, and state governors were very interested in knowing how their particular schools and states were doing on getting students through high school within four years,” said Ryan Reyna, an education program director for the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices.

In 2005, the governors association for the first time came up with a common way to calculate graduation rates across states, leading the federal government to draw from that work and draft rules in 2008 on a new graduation formula.”

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/education/ct-met-grad-rates-1031-20111031,0,1934891.story

Just some of Obama’s contributions to education in Illinois.

October 23, 2011

“In 2000, after losing a Congressional race, Barack Obama was looking to revive his political fortunes. And he soon found a springboard — a group of black entrepreneurs also trying to break out.”

“In that push, Mr. Obama met with three state pension boards and introduced a bill on the executives’ behalf. He also worked closely with the state’s top legislative leaders to encourage the pension funds to increase the share of their investment portfolios managed by minority-owned firms. That share has risen to 12 to 20 percent now from 1 to 3 percent in 2000.”

“During this period, campaign finance records show, executives from Ariel, Loop and two other leading Chicago investment firms, Holland Capital Management and Capri Capital, sharply increased their donations to Mr. Obama’s State Senate campaign fund. And once he began his campaign for the United States Senate, they quickly became a fund-raising core that has carried over into the presidential race.”

https://citizenwells.wordpress.com/2011/10/23/obama-role-in-corrupting-il-teacher-retirement-system-pensions-cellini-trial-2007-ny-times-article-where-is-tony-rezko-where-is-house-judiciary-committee/

October 19, 2011

“Following Obama’s efforts, the Illinois Teachers’ Retirement System gave Ariel Capital $112.5 million to manage, and added hundreds of millions more over the next few years.”

“Three other minority-run firms — Holland Capital, Loop Capital and Capri Capital Partners — also saw hundreds of millions of assets turned over to them to manage after meeting with Obama and the state pension boards.”
“Cellini’s alleged crimes – essentially conspiring with others to force Capri Capital, also a real estate investment firm, and Thomas Rosenberg, a principal and part owner of Capri, to raise or donate substantial political contributions for Public Official A….”

https://citizenwells.wordpress.com/2011/10/19/william-cellini-trial-capri-capital-obama-connection-obama-arrest-prevented-by-corrupt-us-justice-department-where-is-the-house-judiciary-committee/

September 25, 2008

The Annenberg challenge was supposed to improve Chicago schools but instead funded controversial groups like Acorn. Stanley Kurtz filed a FOIA request and after evaluating the Annenberg Challenge records has written his findings. Here are some of the highlights:

■Obama had most of his executive experience while working at the Annenberg Challenge. Obama does not refer to this fact.
■Chicago schools were not improved by the Annenberg Challenge. The money was instead spent on radical groups.
■Apparently Ken Rolling gave Bill Ayers a heads up in a possible cover up scheme.
■Obama and Ayers were on a committee together that created rules and bylaws.

https://citizenwells.wordpress.com/2008/09/25/obama-william-ayers-annenberg-challenge-stanley-kurtz-cover-up-ken-rolling-tips-ayers-obama-and-ayers-on-committee-kurtz-foia-request-obama-executive-experience-obama-hides-truth/

2 links in the article above yield the following:

“During Obama’s time as Annenberg board chairman, Ayers’s own education projects received substantial funding. Indeed, during its first year, the Chicago Annenberg Challenge struggled with significant concerns about possible conflicts of interest. With a writ to aid Chicago’s public schools, the Annenberg challenge played a deeply political role in Chicago’s education wars, and as Annenberg board chairman, Obama clearly aligned himself with Ayers’s radical views on education issues.”

http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/225348/chicago-annenberg-challenge-shutdown/stanley-kurtz

Another Obama damaging article removed?

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http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/chicago/chi-obama-ayers-universitysep09-archive,0,1053585.story

Obama is doing to the nation what he did to Illinois education for many years.

William Cellini trial jury, How Stuart Levine a thief and con man became star witness, Where is Tony Rezko?

William Cellini trial jury, How Stuart Levine a thief and con man became star witness, Where is Tony Rezko?

“Why was Obama promoting Capri Capital and other investment firms at the same time that Rezko, Levine and Cellini were shaking them down?”…Citizen Wells

“Why was Tony Rezko’s sentencing delayed?”…Citizen Wells

“There is enough corruption in Illinois so that all it takes is someone who is serious about finding it to uncover it. If a U.S. attorney is not finding corruption in Illinois, they’re not seriously looking for it.”…Northwestern Law Professor James Lindgren

Here is another example of why “WE” is capitalized in Citizen WElls. From Commenter and astute observer of Chicago corruption, Bessie, at 10:40 AM.

“In today’s SunTimes there is a propaganda article spoon fed by the
prosecution their justification for choosing Stuart Levine…No mention
of how Tony Rezko would make a better witness, having never been a
drug addict, nor did he ever rip off close friends estate, or have
affairs on his wife with multiple male companions, or suffer long term
brain damage from over 30 years of drug use. They planted this piece
in the weekend paper hoping the jury would read it…and we are suppose
to trust the U.S. Attorney’s office?

Tony Rezko and his partner Daniel T. Frawley will be sentenced
November 22 and 23rd, the day before Thanks Giving, hoping no one will
cover or notice…They think they can sweep these two under the rug and
no one will notice….We should let them know we are WATCHING we are
paying attention and they could sentence them on Christmas day and we
will be there.”

From the Chicago SunTimes October 30, 2011.

“How Stuart Levine — a thief and con man — became star witness”

“To most people, Stuart Levine probably appears unassuming enough.

At 65, he works at a kiosk in a suburban shopping mall selling
electronic cigarettes.

But if the man helping bring down some of the most powerful people in
the state hoped to disappear into suburban obscurity, that hasn’t
quite happened.

Some days while behind that kiosk, the former Highland Park resident
once worth $70 million gets hecklers.

Those are the people who recognize the now minimum-wage-earning
Levine, having had a glimpse of his lurid history, painstakingly laid
bare in public twice after Levine has spent parts of 21 days
testifying in two high-profile criminal trials in Chicago.

He most recently sat as the star witness in the federal trial of
Springfield power broker William Cellini.

If Cellini is convicted, the much-reviled Levine will have been
central to sending some of the most prominent and back-room politicos
to prison. That includes Tony Rezko, a onetime political fund-raiser
to Barack Obama. Levine was the star witness in Rezko’s 2008 trial,
which led to his conviction.

Levine wore a wire against Ed Vrdolyak, a onetime alderman and
behind-the-scenes political force for decades. Vrdolyak ended up
pleading guilty to taking part in a $1.5 million bribery scheme.

Then there’s former Gov. Rod Blagojevich, whose corruption
investigation stemmed from a probe into corruption involving state
boards that blossomed with Levine. Once he flipped, Levine spent years
getting debriefed by various teams of federal agents and prosecutors.

“This was a massive undertaking,” said Levine’s lawyer, Jeffrey
Steinback, of his client’s role in cooperating since 2004. “You’re
talking about analyzing activities of the entire state government and
having to understand who and what and how it worked and figuring out
from the government’s standpoint who was culpable and who wasn’t.””

“Defense lawyers have repeatedly lambasted the government for pitting
Levine, someone who has admitted to conning people out of millions of
dollars, against defendants who aren’t accused of pocketing any money.

Webb noted Levine spent the better part of his adult life committing
reprehensible crimes, then pointed to an on-screen timeline: the
evidence tied to the criminal allegations against Cellini spanned just
a few days in May of 2004.

“Levine is a whack-job. Okay?” Webb told them.

In his 2008 closing argument, Rezko’s attorney, Joseph Duffy, said
Levine had spent decades living a double-life and fooling the world.
It didn’t end when he faced natural life in prison with no possibility
of parole after admitting to all of his crimes, Duffy argued.

“They are trained to suspect deception, and he conned them,” Duffy
said of the government. “He got the better of them, and he got his
deal.”

Levine’s deal calls for a prison term of five years, seven months.”

“But there’s another side of the story, prosecutors say: there are few
“choir boys” that can expose Illinois’ odorous underworld.

“Flippers like Levine, you don’t see them too often. He’s an anomaly,”
said former federal prosecutor Jeff Cramer. “The government would have
preferred to have put an honest man on the stand. The problem is that
defendants who are on tape trying to extort money never conspire with
honest men.””
“Testimony at trial showed Levine routinely schemed for kickbacks while
serving on state boards, including the Teachers’ Retirement System. In
2004, when he left the board, he didn’t give the real reason: the FBI
had come knocking on his door and played tapes of him secretly
scheming to make kickbacks off board business.”

http://www.suntimes.com/8479435-417/how-stuart-levine-a-thief-and-con-man-became-star-witness.html

Why call Tony Rezko as a witness?

He was only mentioned 75 times in the Cellini indictment and has no drug issues.

He knows everything about corruption in Chicago or as someone stated “He knows where all the bodies are.”

Oops, that may be a problem for you know who.

Obama birth certificate, Natural born citizen debate, Justia Supreme Court decisions altered, Conspiracies Lies and Justiagate

Obama birth certificate, Natural born citizen debate, Justia Supreme Court decisions altered, Conspiracies Lies and Justiagate

“Why has Obama, since taking the White House, used Justice Department Attorneys, at taxpayer expense,  to avoid presenting a legitimate birth certificate and college records?”…Citizen Wells

“The following statement at the bottom of the image placed on WhiteHouse.com, disqualifies the image as proof of being Obama’s original birth certificate: ‘or abstract.'”…Citizen Wells

“Just because something is a Conspiracy Theory does not mean it’s not true”

I did not take the Obama birth certifcate controversy too seriously until Philip J Berg and others filed lawsuits in 2008 and Obama with the help of private and USDOJ attorneys avoided presenting his records. This became a conspiracy theory, a bit of grey area subject to debate. However the following statement of Obama’s use of USDOJ attorneys in the question, which I adopted several years ago, is not a theory. It is a fact.

Why has Obama, since taking the White House, used Justice Department Attorneys, at taxpayer expense,  to avoid presenting a legitimate birth certificate and college records?

This is a good, simple, honest question. The American people deserve an answer.

I would like to add another statement.

The following statement at the bottom of the image placed on WhiteHouse.com, disqualifies the image as proof of being Obama’s original birth certificate: ‘or abstract.’

From American Thinker October 29, 2011.

“Conspiracies, Lies, and Justiagate”

“I have never believed in conspiracies — at least, not in the vast kind that Hillary felt the right wing deployed against her philandering husband.  More often, it seems the cover-up of truth, not the circulation of manufactured untruths, lies at the root of such conspiratorial ideas.
Nor do I believe in the kinds of conspiracies seen in movies, with a “spooky dude” in a tower plotting a global takeover while ordering minions to carry out his evil intentions.  Though I sometimes get carried away, especially after listening to Glenn Beck, my imagination does have its bounds.
But I do believe in the remarkable potential of a seemingly unguided force, either good or evil, consisting of great numbers of individuals doing what alone may appear insignificant — yet, when combined with the work of others moving in the same direction, all this work put together has the potential to become something very powerful.  The history of our great nation is a testament to the notion of the formidable forces of good.”

“Bearing these concepts in mind, I’ve been puzzled when others refer to the “birthers” as believing in a conspiracy, while plots of planting birth announcements in local newspapers or the cover-up of a teenage girl’s 1961 trip to Kenya did seem a little over the top.  When Tim Adams, a former Hawaii elections clerk, came forward and asserted that he and others in his office knew in 2008 that Obama had no birth certificate, I wondered: is it possible that others in Hawaii were also aware of this information, yet somehow resolved to keep it secret?  Recall also Governor Abercrombie’s failed attempts to produce the certificate.  Was he “in” on it, too?
Finally this past spring, on the heels of Donald Trump’s noisy demands and with a flourish befitting the finale of a dramatic three-year-long performance, the president presented a copy of what was purported to be his original long-form certificate.  Immediately, multiple experts dissected the “layered” digital image, and arguments continue to circulate the internet as to its authenticity.
I must admit that I do find the “birther” controversy fascinating, and I have kept up with the phenomenon since its inception.  A complete retelling of the whole thing, including the sometimes outlandish subplots (like Sheriff Arpaio’s “Cold Case Posse”), combined with the history of the Constitution’s qualification phrase and the technicalities of law, would make for a book thicker than War and Peace and likely completely unbelievable, even if labeled fiction.
Yet even if we assume that the released certificate is legitimate, something still doesn’t feel quite right.  Do all of these sensational news tidbits seem just a little too contrived, making them and the timing of their release appear rather…conspiratorial?  Does a real conspiracy indeed exist, and if so, has it been clouded by all of the birth certificate hype?”

“Attorney Leo Donofrio was the first to assert the claim that Obama’s dual citizenship disqualified him and also had the first eligibility case, in a long line of others, rejected for a full hearing by the Supreme Court.  In his ongoing quest to prove that the founding fathers never intended to allow the commander-in-chief to have divided allegiance at birth, Donofrio recently uncovered a strange situation he calls “Justiagate,” documented in an article by Dianna Cotter.
Cotter describes Justia as an “influential legal research website,” and “since Google most often returns Justia.com’s version of the case being searched for as the first or second hit, Justia’s version of Supreme Court opinions are most influential in the blogosphere’s forums and comments.”  She detailed Donofrio’s alarming discovery that at least 25 Supreme Court decisions on Justia’s database had been subjected to some sort of tampering.
It just so happens that all of the affected cases are relevant to the “natural born” citizen debate, all of the changes relate to the especially important decision of Minor v. Happersett (which contains a definition of “natural born citizen”), and all of the noted revisions occurred during the period from mid-2008 to when Donofrio’s discoveries were published.
Were the anomalies simply innocent programming errors, as Justia’s Tim Stanley asserts, or were they created intentionally, with or without direction from somewhere above?
And while “Justiagate” has been gaining in publicity in the blogosphere, preceded by the previous weeks’ renewed and related interest in the laws granting birthright citizenship surrounding the al-Awlaki killing, new headlines are screaming — and guess what about:
The birth certificate.

Again.  And again.  And again.
Conspiracy?

Pass the popcorn.”

Read more:

http://www.americanthinker.com/2011/10/conspiracies_lies_and_justiagate.html

 

Thanks to commenter Pat 1789.

Border agent Jesus Diaz persecution, US Justice Department corruption, Obama motive Hispanic vote, Citizen Wells opinion

Border agent Jesus Diaz persecution, US Justice Department corruption, Obama motive Hispanic vote, Citizen Wells opinion

Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry and other innocent people were killed as a result of project “Fast and Furious.” Eric Holder is under investigation. The likely purpose of the project was to appeal to the far left, Obama’s core support, by creating the need for more gun control. The disregard for border agents and securing our borders is due to the fact that Obama wants the Hispanic vote. It comes as no surprise that the Justice Department, at the urging of the Mexican Government, has chosen to persecute Border agent Jesus Diaz.

I have read the evidence that is available, I have listened to an interview of his wife and this is my conclusion:

Based on the available evidence, Border Patrol Agent Jesus Diaz should have at the most been given a reprimand and clarification of department policy.

My personal opinion is that it would be ok to shoot the illegal, criminal violator of our sovereignty and multiple statutes in the leg. The young man invaded our country and agent Diaz was protecting us. I believe that he deserves a medal.

The Mexican Government and our government are treading on very thin ice.

Thomas Jefferson comes to mind.

Jesus Diaz persecution, US Justice Department corruption?, Distortion of Constitution, Where are USDOJ records?, Where is House Judiciary Committee?

Jesus Diaz persecution, US Justice Department corruption?, Distortion of Constitution, Where are USDOJ records?, Where is House Judiciary Committee?

From The Blaze October 27, 2011.

“‘Treasonous in Its Actions on the Border’: Beck‘s Passionate Interview
With Imprisoned Border Agent’s Wife”
“Imprissoned border agent Jesus Diaz.

As the Blaze recently reported, Jesus Diaz, a former U.S. border
agent, is serving a two-year prison sentence after being accused of
using excessive force in handcuffing a juvenile drug smuggler back in
2008. Diaz’s detention, which has come under fire from many who
believe that he isn’t guilty of the violence charges waged against
him, has become a hot-button issue.

This morning, Glenn Beck interviewed Diaz’s wife, Diana, on his radio
show to get the entire story, and by the end he was visibly
frustrated.

But before delving into the video of their exchange, let’s review some
brief background information on the case.

Diaz, who is now imprisoned and separated from his wife and six
children, was found guilty of inflicting pain on a known 16-year-old
Mexican drug smuggler in an effort to obtain more information about
where marijuana was being hidden. Authorities also claim that the
former agent kicked the teen and dropped him face-first on the ground.

But these accounts and the charges associated with them have come
under fire (GOP presidential candidate Michele Bachmann has said she
would work toward Diaz’s release). The Examiner has more about the
confusion surrounding the case:

According to the Law Enforcement Officers Advocates Council, the
government’s case is based on false testimony that is contradicted by
the facts. This includes the charge that Agent Diaz was physically
abusive to the then minor “MBE” as noted by court documents and
transcripts that Diaz allegedly put his knee on his back and pulled
back on his handcuffs.
“However, given the time of day during the incident, October 16, 2008
at about 2 a.m. and lack of lighting it would be impossible to have
actually seen much if anything. The agent who stood next to Mr. Diaz,
Marco Ramos testified that he did not see anything that was claimed to
have taken place,” Andy Ramirez, president of LEOAC explained.

A web site has been setup to advocate for Diaz’s release.

In the beginning of his discussion with Diana, Beck said, “I’m sorry
for what this government is doing to you…your family and your
husband.” Diana went on to explain what seems like a tragic story of
justice gone awry.

The Mexican government had apparently filed a complaint following the
incident, which the U.S. government then acted on. In the end, the
16-year-old avoided detention and was apparently sent back to his
homeland. Even more bizarrely, Diana claims that the young man was
brought back to America to testify (with immunity) against her
husband.”
http://www.theblaze.com/stories/treasonous-in-its-actions-on-the-border-becks-passionate-interview-with-imprisoned-border-agents-wife/

From Free Agent Diaz.

“To summarize, U.S. Attorney Johnny Sutton and his minions used an
extremely weak charge, claiming Agent Diaz violated the civil rights
of an illegal alien doper under the color of law. Sutton and his
successor under the Obama Administration then put the full weight of
the Justice Department behind this prosecution, solely to give the
Mexican Government a Border Patrol Agent’s scalp. Law enforcement
officers commonly pull on a perps or suspects handcuffs. If this is
the new standard for a 10 year prison sentence, then all departments
either need to be questioned by the DOJ about this, or they need to
support Agent Diaz’ appeal and his family’s quest for justice.”

 http://www.freeagentdiaz.com/

From the Gateway Pundit April 21, 2011.

“In what appears to be yet another case of the Mexican Government
orchestrating a fake crime against one of their drug smuggling
criminals hauling dope into the U.S., Border Patrol Agent Jesus Diaz,
a 7-year Border Patrol veteran, was convicted in Federal Court on
February 24 of one count of excessive force (under color of law) and 5
counts of lying to Internal Affairs.  He is facing a maximum of 35
years in prison when he is sentenced in November.  Meanwhile, he’s
been in jail since the verdict nearly two months ago.  He’s in
solitary confinement 23 hours per day for his safety. So far, the
judge has refused to allow bond while Diaz awaits sentencing.”
“Diaz was tried in September 2010, but the case ended in a mistrial.
The DOJ tried the case again in February 2011 and this time they got
their conviction, even though federal agent witnesses admitted they
had lied to a grand jury.  The judge did not allow the fact that they
had committed perjury into the second trial.”

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2011/04/the-war-on-the-border-continues-the-war-on-our-border-patrol-officers-that-is/

Jesus Diaz Indictment press release:

“U.S. Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of Texas
John E. Murphy, U.S. Attorney

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Daryl Fields, Public Information Officer On the web: www.usdoj.gov/usao/txw/index.html (210) 384-7440

November 20, 2009

DEL RIO SECTOR CUSTOMS AND BORDER PATROL AGENT INDICTED
FOR ALLEGEDLY ASSAULTING A 15 YEAR OLD

United States Attorney John E. Murphy announced that 31-year–old U.S. Customs and Border Patrol Agent Jesus E. Diaz, Jr., stands charged by federal grand jury indictment with deprivation of rights under color of law.
The indictment, returned this week by a federal grand jury sitting in Del Rio, alleges that on October 16, 2008, Diaz assaulted a 15 year old depriving him of his constitutional right to be free from the use of unreasonable force by one acting under color of law.
Upon conviction, Diaz faces up to ten years in federal prison and a maximum $250,000 fine.
An indictment is merely a charge and should not be considered as evidence of guilt. The defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
This case was investigated by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement – Office of Internal Affairs and the Office of Professional Responsibility. Assistant United States Attorney Kelly Blackburn is prosecuting the matter for the Government.”

http://www.justice.gov/usao/txw/press_releases/2009/Diaz_ind_DR.pdf

I tried to obtain more information on this case yesterday. Here is what I know thus far, aside from articles on the web.

A. From the press release: “Diaz assaulted a 15 year old depriving him of his constitutional right to be free from the use of unreasonable force by one acting under color of law.”

  1. Illegals aliens do not have constitutional rights.
  2. The Deprivation of Rights Under Color of Law, Title 18, U.S.C., Section 242, states: “This law further prohibits a person acting under color of law,
    statute, ordinance, regulation or custom to willfully subject or cause
    to be subjected any person to different punishments, pains, or
    penalties, than those prescribed for punishment of citizens on account
    of such person being an alien or by reason of his/her color or race.”    Alien refers to a person visiting from another country legally or legally here on some kind of visa. This is not intended to protect someone in violation of the law.

B. Aside from the press release, I could find no other reference to the Jesus Diaz prosecution. Contrast this to the  Compean and Ramos Prosecution.

http://www.justice.gov/usao/txw/press_releases/Compean-Ramos/index.html

C. Something smells about this. We know the USDOJ cannot be trusted, especially under the control of Obama and Holder.

When I learn more, I will share it.

Donald Trump CNN Piers Morgan interview, Trump questions Obama’s birth certificate, Rick Perry strategy, CNN investigation?

Donald Trump CNN Piers Morgan interview, Trump questions Obama’s birth certificate, Rick Perry strategy, CNN investigation?

“Why has Obama, since taking the White House, used Justice Department Attorneys, at taxpayer expense,  to avoid presenting a legitimate birth certificate and college records?”…Citizen Wells and millions of concerned Americans

Donald Trump was interviewed on CNN by Piers Morgan on October 26, 2011. Trump continues to question Obama’s birth certificate.

From CNN.

“During an interview with CNN’s Piers Morgan, the real estate mogul
said the issue would help the Texas governor in the Republican
presidential primary, but might not be “good for him in the general
election.”

Trump championed the “birther” issue during his flirtation with a bid
for the White House. President Barack Obama, who was born in Hawaii,
eventually released the long form version of the document to seemingly
combat the growing rumors.

Texas Gov. Perry recently expressed doubts about the validity of the
birth certificate.

On Wednesday, Perry told Florida’s Bay News 9 he was “just having some
fun with Donald Trump.”

But Trump continued to raise questions about the certificate, saying
Obama “might have been” born in America.

“My gut tells me a couple of things. Number 1, you know it took a long
time to produce this certificate and when it came out, as you know,
you check out the internet, many people say it is not real. Okay? It’s
a forgery,” Trump said. “And the other thing is, nobody has been able
to see the day of his birth, they had twins born, they had the other
one born. Nobody has been able to find any records that he was born in
that hospital.”

CNN released the results of its own investigation into the controversy
earlier this year. Documents and statements from numerous public
officials and childhood friends made clear that the president was born
in Hawaii on August 4, 1961.”

http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2011/10/26/trumps-birther-prediction-for-perry/?hpt=hp_bn3

CNN did not do much of an investigation or did not want the truth.

CNN, present your evidence and we will present ours.