Giuseppe Sandro Mela.
Quanto è successo il 23 aprile negli Stati Uniti ha qualche precedente sparso nella storia secolare dell’America, ma mai era successo in questa maniera.
Tre anni or sono era nato il caso del giudice Joseph Mutava.
Ma questa volta la faccenda è ben differente, come spiega il The New York Times:
«Federal prosecutors charged a state judge and a former court officer in Massachusetts with obstruction of justice on Thursday for allegedly helping an undocumented immigrant escape from an Immigration and Customs Enforcement officer at a courthouse last year.
The indictment of the judge, Shelley M. Richmond Joseph, 51, and the officer, Wesley MacGregor, 56, was a dramatic turn in the long-running clash between the Trump administration and state governments that have resisted its hard-line approach to immigration.
Prosecutors accused Judge Joseph and Mr. MacGregor of letting their beliefs trump federal immigration law when they allegedly helped the man, who was not named in the indictment, sneak out of Newton District Courthouse in Newton, Mass., in March 2018. The judge ordered the man to go to a basement facility, where he was let out a back door, rather than into the lobby, where she knew that an ICE officer was waiting for him, prosecutors say.
“The allegations in today’s indictment involve obstruction by a sitting judge, that is intentional interference with the enforcement of federal law, and that is a crime,” United States Attorney Andrew E. Lelling said in a statement. “We cannot pick and choose the federal laws we follow, or use our personal views to justify violating the law.”»
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«The allegations in today’s indictment involve obstruction by a sitting judge, that is intentional interference with the enforcement of federal law, and that is a crime»
Chi avesse pensato che questo fosse un evento folkloristico incorrerebbe in un severo errore di giudizio.
Si è mossa la Procura Federale
«We cannot pick and choose the federal laws we follow, or use our personal views to justify violating the law»
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Adesso i giudici liberal democratici sanno cosa spetta a quanti si arroghino il diritto di amministrare la giustizia dal loro alto scranno con criteri di faziosità politica.
Non a caso da tale data sui media liberal democratici è sceso un ossessivo silenzio stampa sull’argomento.
Ma la faccenda non finisce sicuramente qui.
«The state Supreme Judicial Court has suspended Joseph»
«and cut off her $184,694 salary»
«Joseph, who has been suspended without pay, and MacGregor appeared in court Thursday and pleaded not guilty to all counts. No date has been set for their next court appearance»
Già. Nessuno, ma proprio nessuno, avrebbe mai piacere che questa causa sia discussa velocemente.
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Così adesso il giudice Joseph è sospesa e senza stipendio.
Una colletta che avrebbe dovuto raccogliere 750,000 dollari si è fermata a 31.600.
Adesso e per circa due anni il giudice Joseph è condita per le feste e sta sperimentando la solidarietà dei suoi sodali. Portare avanti una difesa sarà cosa lunga e costosa, ed alla fine si schianterà sullo scoglio della Suprema Corte, da sempre oltremodo rigida in casi del genere.
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Adesso guardate con molta attenzione la foto riportata a seguito.
Tanto se la rideva soddisfatta e goduta quando pronunciava sentenze politiche, mandando in rovina gli avversari ideologici, tanto adesso inizia a piangere su sé stessa.
Ride bene esclusivamente chi ride ultimo. Ed i liberal sanno bene che saranno trattati per come hanno trattato.
Usa Breaking News. 2019-05-11. Natick attorney launches ’emergency’ defense fund for indicted Judge Joseph
A Natick lawyer who believes state Judge Shelley M. Joseph has been bulldozed into a financial crisis by her indictment Thursday on charges she hindered a federal immigration investigation has launched a fundraising campaign to help pay for her defense. As of this morning, the Shelley Joseph Legal Defense Fund had raised more than $31,600 from 220 donors toward a goal of $750,000. The state Supreme Judicial Court has suspended Joseph, 51, of Natick, and cut off her $184,694 salary. Attorney Alan S. Fanger, the fund’s organizer, said in a statement to the Herald, “Those of us who know Shelley Joseph know that she takes her oath and her role as a judge seriously and would not violate the law. Shelley is fighting politically motivated charges and expects to be vindicated. As a result, she and her family are facing a significant financial crisis due to the outrageous action by the United States Attorney General’s Office. Shelley’s family obligation to pay for two college tuitions, the mortgage, daily living expenses and legal defense fees and expenses continue despite these unproven allegations. “In this dire emergency, we have carefully consulted with experts to comply with judicial ethical rules – even though she is not currently an active judge – and have created a fund to accept donations for her defense,” Fanger said. ….»
Patch. 2019-05-11. Indicted Judge From Natick: Legal Fund Established
A Natick lawyer set up a GoFundMe campaign for Natick resident Judge Shelley Joseph, who is facing obstruction of justice charges.
A Natick lawyer is standing behind Newton Judge and Natick resident, Shelley M. Joseph, after she was indicted on charges of obstruction of justice relating to a federal immigration investigation. Joseph is a Newton District Court Judge who is accused of helping a man set for deportation escape federal immigration agents. Joseph and court officer Wesley MacGregor pleaded not guilty to the charges.
Alan S. Fanger created the fund the day after Joseph appeared in court. As of Monday morning, the fund has raised $31,000 with a goal of $750,000. Over 200 people have contributed to the fund. Joseph was suspended without pay and Fanger wrote in the fund description that this leaves her in a position to “raise hundreds of thousands of dollars to afford a quality legal defense to federal charges that carry with them lengthy prison terms.”
Fanger said in the description that the case represented “monumental prosecutorial overreach.” The fund requests that all donations be made anonymously.
Joseph and MacGregor are accused of helping an undocumented man escape from Newton District Court on April 2, 2018. According to court documents, Joseph knew the ICE officer was waiting outside in the lobby to detain the man, who was facing drug charges.
Later that afternoon, the audio recording captured Joseph, the defense attorney and the ADA speaking about the defendant and the ICE detainer. According to court documents, Joseph then ordered the courtroom clerk to turn off the audio recorder — which it was for just under a minute, which is a violation of District Court rules.
According to court documents, the defense attorney asked to speak with Medina-Perez downstairs, Joseph let them and had MacGregor escort the attorney and an interpreter downstairs to the lockup and used his security access card to open the rear door and let man go at 3:01 p.m.
Fanger told the Boston Herald, “Those of us who know Shelley Joseph know that she takes her oath and her role as a judge seriously and would not violate the law. Shelley is fighting politically motivated charges and expects to be vindicated. “
In reaction to Joseph’s indictment, two Democratic district attorneys plan to file an “unprecedented” lawsuit in federal court Monday that would ban U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents from local courthouses.