Saturday, February 22, 2014


 
ARMANDO VILLALOBOS GETS RELEASE DATE
 
I bet he is out in 5 years.  There will be a reversal and a new sentencing.  The case has problems.  The jury misconduct issue is serious.  The decision by the court to seal those documents is tragic.  We the people need to know the process was fair.  We do not know that in this case because the court has the right to seal documents which should be public so the people can have confidence in the system.
 
All of the sealed documents related to the jury misconduct need to be opened.  Until then, the people have no way of knowing the trial was fair.  The BV is prepared to publish all of these documents.
 
I have completed a thorough review of DOJ guidelines and a complete list of when documents can be sealed.  There is nothing which justifies sealing documents related to jury misconduct.  The cornerstone of our criminal justice system is trial by a jury of your peers.  If we the people cannot be confident that the jury system is working fairly, then the cornerstone of our criminal justice system is without meaning.

24 comments:

Anonymous said...

It's a FB issue. Why seal it? Could it be the juror and Emma had some private conversations? Who selects the potential jurors from the registered voters? Aurora?Something doesn't seem right.Bobby,will you be forwarding your findings on to AV's appellate attorney?

BobbyWC said...

Aurora has nothing to do with the selection of federal jurors

Bobby WC

Anonymous said...

Why is the reléase date 2025 when he was sentenced to 13 years?

BobbyWC said...

The way I understand it is, for every projected year of confinement they get 54 days early release for good conduct. In this case it would be about 23 years early release for good conduct.

I would be surprised if Villalobos gets in trouble while in prison - So I expect no problems

bobby wc

BobbyWC said...

I want to be clear about something, I would never publish any information which would ID the subject juror. All of that is personal and not important to he question.

Only information related to the alleged misconduct would be published with everything else being redacted

Bobby WC

Anonymous said...

Bobby,can you explain to us( your readers) what possible reasons that this would be sealed? Was this what Armando wanted to discuss that Judge Hanen said he wouldn't discuss because it was sealed?

BobbyWC said...

I am still doing research on the issue - I can find nothing. Now I would never name the juror or anything which could ID the juror - beyond that I have no idea why the order would be sealed - or any documents would be sealed.

This is the cornerstone of our criminal justice system. Cases abound wherein new trials were granted based on juror misconduct related to the internet.

By keeping these documents sealed Judge Hanen has put into question the integrity of the juror system.

Yes, redact ID information - but the allegations and the evidenced learned during any hearing must be disclosed.

I think Judge Hanen has zero chance of winning this issue on appeal. But the local news media will never bring the challenge - they hate Villalobos and the greater issue of the integrity of the system means nothing to them

Bobby WC

Anonymous said...

"Judge Hanen winning this on appeal"? Are we to understand that as meaning you think that the appellate court will issue a reversal?Mistrial ?

BobbyWC said...

Good question, I was not very clear - I was referring to sealing order or documents related to the jury misconduct - only - I of course cannot assess if he made a mistake on his ruling about the misconduct because the pleadings and order is sealed so I have nothing to assess

Bobby WC

Anonymous said...

So is he in custody or not?

BobbyWC said...

Yes, he is at the Karns correctional facility

Bobby WC

Anonymous said...

The Karnes Detention Center is run by ICE for immigrant detainees. What is he doing there? I addition to having the selling wrong, it looks like you have the wrong facility.

BobbyWC said...

http://www.geogroup.com/maps/locationdetails/23

the above is another link - I do not disagree with you about it being for ICE detainees among others , but my source is as solid as can be so I will stay with it.

Remember they were desperate to get him our of the area so he could not get his hearing for release. So sending him to Karnes makes sense just to move him until maybe they can send him elsewhere - maybe Three Rivers

bobby WV

Anonymous said...

Feds still playing dirty.

BobbyWC said...

They are playing very dirty - but the Villalobos family does not seem to understand that the only way to help Armando is to take down the system - trying to show how he was denied justice will get Armando nowhere.

It is the entire system beginning with Dannenbaum or do the 13 years.

Bobby WC

Anonymous said...

Don't forget Solomon Ortiz ,n the paid lobbyist that he lobbied for Randy Delay ( Tom's brother) n then there's Senator Lucio who brought in Dannenbaum ,And all the crooked Mexican officials and their company fronts whose money made it to Nassau ,Bahamas.The bridge to nowhere is a giant cluster f$&@ that crosses party lines and our country's borders.

BobbyWC said...

My goal is to get to the Dannebaum truth. He thinks he is free - no - if it can be shown the DOJ ran to protected him, then he will be anything but free.

Bobby WC

Anonymous said...

IMO,there was no coincidence in A.V.'s and Dannenbaum's attorney for the bridge scandal were one in the same.

Anonymous said...

Bobby,why a reversal? If there has been juror misconduct,wouldn't that be a mistrial ? Can you explain the process ,please? Thx

BobbyWC said...

A mistrial means a reversal of his conviction. The case gets retried.

This is a hot area of the law which is why I want all of the sealed documents. Again, I would not publish any ID information on the juror - just the allegations and findings.

Bobby WC

Anonymous said...

If he got a reversal would they have to let him out of prison?

Anonymous said...

You may be a legal technician but you somehow fail to see the damage done to the justice system by this convicted felon who is as guilty as guilty can be. A reversal and new trial I hope would make it possible to extend his sentence. But it would be a waste of public money and spitting in the face of the people of the county.

You sound like you would make an argument for the exoneration of Hitler on a technical legal point. It is sad that you would find some twisted justification for that. It is what gives lawyers the reputation they have.

Villalobos should have gotten life.

BobbyWC said...

I do not have a problem with your anger - the community needs to be angry - but since day one when I started this blog I have said I am about process not the result.

the process is what protects all of us equally. I have nothing to do with what the court of appeals will do.

you seem to blame me for all of the courts which have found jury misconduct because the juror went to the internet

Believe it or not I have nothing to do with those decisions.

Also I have been clear - since I have not seen the pleadings or evidence I cannot form an opinion.

So exactly where am I the one responsible if their is a reversal.

Again I respect your anger - but you seem to believe that because he corrupted the system the law should not apply to him - how is that any different what he did except that you rationalize it when you want the system to be corrupted for what you want.

bobby wC

Anonymous said...

Justice for all or it does not mean anything.