to Hear 'DC Madam' Selective Prosecution Argument
--Jeane Palfrey tells CLG: Monica Goodling "likely will be subpoenaed
in this matter - along with many others at Justice - in the near future."
CLG exclusive: Citizens for Legitimate Government (CLG) has learned that a US Judge will hear a selective prosecution argument made by the so-called DC Madam, Deborah Jeane Palfrey, on Monday. Palfrey told CLG that Monica Goodling "likely will be subpoenaed in this matter - along with many others at Justice - in the near future."
Last week, US District Judge Gladys Kessler entered an order permitting Attorney Montgomery Blair Sibley to substitute for Preston Burton as Jeane's counsel in the criminal matter and set a status conference for Monday, October 22, 2007 at 10:00 a.m., in Courtroom 26A of the federal courthouse in Washington D.C.
Subsequently, Judge Kessler entered an order indicating that she would take up Ms. Palfrey's selective prosecution argument. In essence, according to Mr. Sibley, Ms. Palfrey is arguing that 'as the only one of some eighty-three (83) escort agencies operating in the metro-DC area, the government's decision to prosecute her was based upon political considerations arising before the November 2006 elections.'
According to Mr. Sibley, to support this contention, Ms. Palfrey "will be offering a composite exhibit of statements, news articles and a memo from Monica Goodling which collectively detail the politicization of the Department of Justice in a manner which lends credence to Jeane's argument of selective prosecution. At the conclusion of the argument, Jeane will be asking the Court to issue subpoenas and conduct an evidentiary hearing into these allegations."
Ms. Palfrey told Citizens for Legitimate Government Sunday that Monica Goodling "likely will be subpoenaed in this matter – along with many others at Justice – in the near future."
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Previous 'DC Madam' news and updates:
Subpoenas Served on ABC's Brian Ross/New York Post's Cindy Adams by 'DC Madam' By Lori Price 26 Sep 2007 Citizens for Legitimate Government 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. Those subpoenas were served yesterday on the witnesses.
'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.
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