Group Sues SB County Govt. for Misspent Money By Dina Vainer – Staff Writer Friday May 21, 2004 Daily Nexus > News > Volume 83, Issue Number 135 Our Children’s Earth, an environmental nonprofit organization, has filed a lawsuit against the Santa Barbara County Association of Governments alleging misallocation of Continue Reading
Accusers Family Files Claim against DCFS-MJEOL Bullet #148 Just when you thought the Jackson case couldnt get any more ridiculous, a piece of news crosses the wires that simply makes you chuckle in disbelief. According to ABCNews the family of the accuser has filed a claim, the first step towards a lawsuit, against the LA Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS). The document obtained by ABCNews and now available at thesmokinggun.com, was filed on behalf of the accuser and family.
Lawyers press for investigation of DA, staff By Mark Abramson – Staff Writer 5/28/04 Lawyers for Solvang attorney Gary Dunlap are pressing federal, state, and county officials to investigate Santa Barbara County District Attorney Tom Sneddon and members of his staff for alleged misconduct. Dunlap’s Burbank attorney, Joe Freeman, sent Continue Reading
Fiery Words from Attorney Tacopina MJEOL Bullet #146 Joe Tacopina appeared on Fox News Live May 23 2004 to once again knock down what so many in the media have tried to insinuate: the alleged co-conspirators have not flipped and will not be accepting any deals from the prosecution.Tacopina told host Rita Cosby that threats about his clients being arrested have been ongoing since the Jackson indictment.The question is, have prosecutors shot themselves in the foot by badgering these alleged co-conspirators?Or was there ever a chance in hell that they would even consider flipping on Jackson?
Prosecutors Nonsensical Argument to Retain $3M Bail MJEOL Bullet #145 Update Just when you thought prosecutors in the Michael Jackson case couldnt appear any more desperate, they always manage to take it a step further.Jackson was assigned a $3M bail amount before he was taken into custody.That amount was astronomically high and was unprecedented.Now prosecutors are arguing, in a new motion, that the $3M bail should stand because Jackson is a flight risk.By all accounts, its safe to say that Jackson isnt fleeing the country.And with this being 6 months after police ransacked his Neverland Ranch, it seems implausible that he would flee now as opposed to then.
Jackson: A Geragos Indictment? Friday, May 21, 2004 By Roger Friedman Michael Jackson once sang, in a little remembered 1996 song, “Tell me are you the ghost of jealousy/The ghost of jealousy.” The ghost also described as “ghoul upon the bed” was meant to be Santa Barbara District Continue Reading
Changes announced at judges meeting By Quintin Cushner — Staff Writer 5/20/04 Superior Court Judge William McLafferty has been elected by his peers as assistant presiding judge of the Santa Barbara County courts. He will take over in January for Superior Court Judge Rodney Melville, who begins a two-year stint Continue Reading
Bashir: Journalist/Pariah Signs with ABC MJEOL Bullet #144 It has been reported that Martin Bashir has signed up with ABCs 20/20 as a form of replacement, to a certain extent, for Barbara Walters.He will be a special correspondent with the network.Ive heard of networks desperate for ratings, but this is ridiculous.With their 4th place position among the top networks coupled with their internal rivalries, what this decision will do is make people question the motives of ABC.The question that remains, however, is what celebrity in their right mind would consent to do any interview with him after seeing the way he butchered the Michael Jackson so-called documentary, and blew any chance of gaining a Barbara Walters-like mystique for celebrity interviews?
Sufficient Evidence to Further Misconduct Suit against Sneddon- Bullet #143 A U.S. District Court Judge, Dickran Tevrizian, found sufficient evidence to uphold the majority of a huge $10 M corruption lawsuit against Santa Barbara County and specifically the district attorneys office, which is headed by current DA Tom Sneddon.The $10 M lawsuit filed by attorney Gary Dunlap, alleges the two main prosecutors on the Jackson case, Sneddon and Gerald Franklin, and others were involved in malicious prosecution, conspiracy, and witness tampering in the case against him. The judge dismissed the claims of racketeering and trespass.
Jackson Case: Kid’s Parents at War Wednesday, May 19, 2004 By Roger Friedman The 14-year-old boy at the center of the current Michael Jackson case is right in the center of a family at war. The boy’s parents, who are in and out of family court over custody and visitation Continue Reading