Monday, June 15, 2009

Cert denied in Cuban Spy case

I'm glad Rumpole didn't take me up on the double or nothing bet. Still waiting to get paid...


Anonymous said...

Thank God. That appeal had bad law written all over it.

Anonymous said...

David- I wonder if you could treat this seriously and perhaps post something about this during the week?

At Naples, during the conference on pre-trial motions, the attorneys had one story after another about catching police officers (usually TNT City of Miami cops) in lies by subpoenaing tapes and using them during pre-trial motions.

What has made me very upset is the fact that Federal Judge Altonaga in one instance apparently was convinced by seeing a video tape that the officer lied. However, rather than insisting that something be done about it, it was reported that she kept trying to bargain a deal with the prosecution that they dismiss the charges before she field an order detailing the perjury she just witnessed!!!!!

How can this be? How can judges and prosecutors who get so morally indigent about the acts of our clients work to sweep under the rug the actions of police officers who get caught lying in court?

We all agree such actions of the officers strike at the heart of our system. And yet, the judge and the prosecutors work hard apparently to avoid any public record when an officer commits perjury and to hear the PD tell it, eventually they both make him feel lucky to have the charges dismissed. And of course they gave him a hard time for not revealing the videotape prior to the hearing so the prosecution can prep the cop before he lies.

What about the next 100 defendants this cop lies about where the attorney does not work so hard and gets a video to prove the cop was lying?

I am outraged and saddened that a Federal Judge and the US Attorneys Office doesn't only look the other way, but works hard at burying such acts of perjury.

As Dr. Martin Luther King sat in an Alabama Jail cell he wrote this: "This generation will have to seek redemption not just for the acts and words of bad people, but for the silence of good people."

Please David, start a discussion about this. It matters.

Anonymous said...

Credit where credit is due: Judge Carnes issued a strong dissent in an opinion affirming a death sentence - Lawrence Joseph Jefferson v. Warden Hilton Hall.

Anonymous said...

you have got to be kidding me (also, when did Judge Cooke drop the "e" in her name and transfer to Fort Lauderdale?)


June 15, 2009


Jeffrey H. Sloman, Acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, and Daniel W. Auer, Special Agent in Charge, Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigation Division, today announced the unsealing of a four-count Indictment against defendant Marlon T. Moore, a/k/a Dammon Green, a/k/aTyrone Moore, a/k/a X-Large Moore, 38, of Miami, FL, on charges that he obstructed and impeded the due administration of the internal revenue laws, in violation of Title 26, United States Code, Section 7212(a), and submitted false claims against the IRS, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 287. Defendant Moore had his initial appearance today before U.S. District Judge Marcia Cook in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Pre-trial detention hearing has been scheduled for Thursday, June 18, 2009 at 10:00 am.

According to the Indictment, defendant Moore was released as an inmate from the Federal Correctional Complex, located in Coleman, FL, on or about December 28, 2007. After his release, defendant Moore allegedly prepared various fraudulent documents that were sent to the Department of the Treasury and which claimed that the Department of Treasury and the IRS were obligated to pay him various amounts, including $5,950,000,000,000, $2,975,000,000,000 and $6,000,000,000,000. In fact, however, defendant Moore knew he was owed no such amounts.

As alleged in the Indictment, defendant Moore also prepared and submitted numerous false U.S. Individual Income Tax Returns, Form 1040, which made claims against the IRS for refunds of more than $10 million.

If convicted, Moore faces up to three years’ incarceration for impeding the due administration of the IRS laws, and up to five years’ incarceration for each false statement count.

Mr. Sloman commended the investigative efforts of the Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigation Division. This case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Thomas P. Lanigan and Trial Attorney Gregory R. Bockin of the Department of Justice’s Tax Division.

Anonymous said...

btw...the above (with the exception of my editorial comments at the beginning) was taken from the USDA's press release page.

Anonymous said...

What the guideline level for $14 Trillion?

Anonymous said...

Obama's next plan is likely to be setting the amount of sleep all Americans must get each night. It will be called "the Sleep Surplus Plan" and it will be headed by a "sleep czar" When is this government control madness going to end? Obama, if you want to do something constructive, why don't you tell these useless youths that if they drop out of high school, you're going to double their taxes.