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Subpoenas Served on ABC's Brian Ross/New York Post's Cindy Adams by 'DC Madam'

By Lori Price
www.legitgov.org

26 Sep 2007

Breaking CLG exclusive: Citizens for Legitimate Government (CLG) has learned that so-called DC Madam, Deborah Jeane Palfrey, has issued subpoenas for the depositions of (i) Troy Burrus, the IRS case agent on Palfrey's case, for Friday, September 28th in Washington, D.C., and (ii) Brian Ross of ABC News, (ii) Cindy Adams of the New York Post and (iv) Bill Bastone of The Smoking Gun for Friday October 5th in New York City.

Jeane Palfrey told Lori Price:

The civil process is a far more liberal one for a defendant than its criminal counterpart. A perfect example is Mr. Sibley’s reference in his email blast this afternoon, whereby witnesses can be deposed before trial in a civil action, but not in a criminal concern. This is simply fantastic, since the first involves merely money/property, whereas the second involves an individual’s actual liberty. Had Judge Kessler conducted the civil phase of my overall case appropriately and I daresay legally last fall - the civil case never would have been stayed, Mr. Sibley- acting as my civil lawyer - then would have been given the opportunity to uncover the ‘muck’ in my case, in the more open civil arena and subsequently, I never would have been indicted criminally. Had I been given my rightful due process here, this ordeal would not have lived much past the new year. ***Regarding Judge Kessler’s seeming disregard for my welfare, I frankly have no answer for why she has behaved the way she has from the onset of my case last year. My best and only guess is an overt disdain she that has for Mr. Sibley. Currently, we are attempting to recuse Judge Kessler for her unprecedented attempt to bar Mr. Sibley, from acting as my criminal attorney the past few weeks. Judge Kessler has stepped so far over the line in this particular instance, as to allow the Government to weigh in on why Mr. Sibley should NOT represent me. Mr. Sibley – in his research – cannot find a single case where the judge in a case has not permitted a defendant to have counsel of his/her choice because of the court’s personal wishes.

From Montgomery Blair Sibley, Jeane Palfrey's attorney:

Along with the criminal case against Jeane Palfrey, the government has also filed a civil forfeiture action seeking to take all her assets. Curiously, in the criminal action -- in which Palfrey could go to jail -- she is not allowed to gather information before trial by examinations of witnesses under oath. However, in the civil forfeiture action, such discovery before trial is allowed. Go figure.

Judge Kessler stopped the civil forfeiture action last March for six months to prevent Palfrey from getting information to help her defense in the civil and criminal cases. That stay order expired last week and I promptly issued subpoenas for the depositions of (i) Troy Burrus, the IRS case agent on Palfrey's case, for Friday, September 28th in Washington, D.C., and (ii) Brian Ross of ABC News, (ii) Cindy Adams of the New York Post and (iv) Bill Bastone of the Smokingun.com for Friday October 5th in New York City. Those subpoenas were served yesterday on the witnesses.

I expect both the government and the subpoenaed witnesses to aggressively fight Palfrey's attempt to get the basic information regarding why this matter was commenced by the government and how the government has acted since the seizing of all Palfrey's assets one year ago. Heaven forbid the truth comes out.

26 Sep 2007

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Previous 'DC Madam' news and updates:

'DC Madam' defense likely to disclose evidence, identities deemed classified' By Lori Price 01 Sep 2007 Citizens for Legitimate Government has learned that Deborah Jeane Palfrey, the 'DC Madam,' has filed with the Court a pro se "Motion for Pretrial Conference to Consider Matters Relating to Classified Information" under the Classified Information Procedures Act. This filing alerts the government that Palfrey's defense will likely involve the disclosure of evidence and identities presently deemed "Classified" by the U.S. government.

'DC Madam' Phone Records By Lori Price 09 Jul 2007

'D.C. Madam' Phone List Names & Places Posted by Lori Price

Citizens For Legitimate Government has received the 'DC Madam' phone records and is preparing the list for release. --Lori Price 09 Jul 2007

 

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