Sunday, February 16, 2014




 
ARMANDO VILLALOBOS VS.
US ATTORNEY ROBERT PITMANN

DOJ EFFECTIVELY SEEKS GAG ORDER ON VILLALOBOS TO KEEP THE PEOPLE FROM KNOWING THE TRUTH

These documents the DOJ claims Armando Villalobos released - hey get them to the BV and I will post them.  The people have a right to know.  I  can think of only three people who are currently running for election who were tied to the Villalobos trial.  I am certain my readers will add more names - but these are the only three I can think of - and I am not even sure about the last one.  David Gonzales III, County Court Judge; Ruben Peña running for Cameron County Judge, and Dan Sanchez, running for reelection as a county commissioner.  I do not remember Dan Sanchez's name coming up in the Villalobos trial, but that does not mean he was not interviewed.  The question is who else was interviewed and is running.

How is it we the people do not have a  right to know?


From AUSA Surovic:

"The Government is aware that, during the period when defendant was pending sentencing, he contacted various individuals in the community and provided FBI 302 interviews that he had received in the course of discovery in his case, with the intent to harm individuals who had testified in his criminal case by spreading adverse information that would harm them in any political campaign that they might pursue."

Nothing offends me more than the government telling me I am not qualified to read these statements and make an informed decision.  And for the record, the US Attorney pushing this gag order and telling us we are not educated enough to read these interviews and form an intelligent opinion without their help, is none other than Republican Robert Pitmann - chosen by Senator Cornyn.

Judge Hanen went out of his way to say part of the reason for the 13 years was Villalobos not cooperating in the investigation.  Now he wants to out all of the bad people, and United States Attorney Robert Pitmann wants to run cover for these people and put a gag order on Villalobos.

No - I say let him speak.  The people are the victims.  US Attorney Robert Pitmann has no right to take away from We the People the right to know the entire truth.  Our community has suffered untold poverty for decades because of institutionalized corruption.  We have a right to know.

To the Villalobos family - get me every document Armando has in his home and I will publish them.  I have no problem taking US Attorney Robert Pitmann head on.  Let John Cornyn's buddy try and silence the people and we will see how it plays out during the election.

If Judge Hanen allows US Attorney Robert Pitmann to silence Villalobos, then he cannot in the future complain when defendants do not cooperate.  Here is the problem.  US Attorney Robert Pitmann wants negotiations based on protecting those he wants protected.  Villalobos wants everyone exposed.  It may be time for Attorney General Eric Holder to take this case away from US Attorney Robert Pitmann and give it back to the US Attorney for the Southern District. 

AUSA Surovic seems to be saying that it would be unethical for this information to influence the election.  Hum?  Is he taking a swipe at our esteemed district attorney Luis Saenz  for indicting Ernie Hernandez at a time when he cannot clear his name before the election.  You know what, it is for Ernie Hernandez to convince the people Saenz is all political without evidence.  Ernie Hernandez will not be the first indicted elected official to win an election.  But my feeling is, given the mood in Cameron county Ernie Hernandez has a major uphill battle. 

Who is US Attorney Robert Pitmann covering for - maybe James Dannebaum - the BND heist which netted Villalobos office one million dollars of taxpayer money borrowed on bonds.  Will the documents show selective prosecution based on connections? 

After everything we have seen with our government spying on us and our allies, do we trust the BIG BROTHER MENTALITY OF US ATTORNEY REPUBLICAN ROBERT PITMANN?  I say no - let the people decide what these documents mean.

AUSA SUROVIC TAKES DOUBLE SWIPE AT DISTRICT ATTORNEY LUIS SAENZ

The first swipe is the allegation that manipulating elections through criminal proceedings is unethical.  But the second is again AUSA Greg Surovic questioning whether Villalobos is cutting illegal deals with ADA's within Saenz office.  Now of course Surovic on the day of sentencing and in his brief fails to give one example of Villalobos cutting corrupt deals with Saenz's office.  But the mere fact he is willing to make the allegation means AUSA Surovic knows something and has reason to believe Saenz and Villalobos cannot be trusted to work together. 

 "Moreover, as noted at the time of sentencing and again noted in defendant’s motion for bond, defendant continues to practice criminal law in the courts of the State of Texas. The Government believes that there exists a significant potential for the defendant to exercise harm to the community through the unethical practice of criminal law in this area."
Guys I do not want to hear Surovic never says Cameron county - please where are Villalobos friends?  In Cameron county - it is where he was DA.

WHETHER VILLALOBOS SHOULD BE RELEASED TO GET HIS AFFAIRS IN ORDER

I trust that Judge Hanen will follow the law.  I personally do not believe there is any chance Villalobos is a flight risk.  In fact no evidence was put on to show he is a flight risk.  Judge Hanen's ruling must be based on the law and not community emotions.  By community emotions during oral argument on the issue I am thinking - "no, he should not be given the same chance as Amit Livingston - it would be an insult to Mrs. Garcia and her family."  But this is emotion and not law - we remain a nation of laws and not arbitrary community emotions.

Personally, I think Judge Hanen is more concerned for Villalobos safety in terms of his mental health.  Judge Hanen has every reason to believe Villalobos could hurt himself.  I think this is the real fear.

On a personal note to Armando and his family - do not put your children through a second loss.  They already know you are gone for a long time.  For Armando to go home for a few weeks at this point would be cruel to the children.  They are already suffering the loss.  To stop the suffering to only restart it would be cruel.   Armando the sooner you get this done the sooner you go home to your children.  BUT - FIGHT TO SPEAK

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Another non Villalobos person but where is he gonna go? His Spanish sucks,

Anonymous said...

Bobby if we need to talk to you. How can we meet?

BobbyWC said...

Bobbywc58@yahoo.com

BobbyWC said...

I am posting your comment deleting a name - I have no way of verifying the person did as you say - but the claim I will allow for.

Do not get me wrong - I am not saying he did not direct things - my issue is, bigger fish were allowed to walk - I want all of them - no sacred cows

Your edited comment

"I worked under Mr. V's administration. I witnessed first hand him lie to the public denying he had issued a "blacklist" of defense attorneys (we were provided a printed list prior to our monthly Friday meeting and it was discussed at the meeting.) I witnessed him tell us in our monthly Friday staff meetings who to support during election season. After all these candidates were "friendly to his administration." I witnessed him directing his right hand ,,, to direct the staff to campaign for those "friendly" candidates on County time. I could go on for days. Mr. V. may give off the appearance that he is small fish in this big corrupt pond but he's a barracuda fish. There is nothing innocent about Mr. V and he is definitely not the lesser of all the evils. Young children or not, he deserves his time.

BobbyWC said...

I am posting your comment deleting a name - I have no way of verifying the person did as you say - but the claim I will allow for.

Do not get me wrong - I am not saying he did not direct things - my issue is, bigger fish were allowed to walk - I want all of them - no sacred cows

Your edited comment

"I worked under Mr. V's administration. I witnessed first hand him lie to the public denying he had issued a "blacklist" of defense attorneys (we were provided a printed list prior to our monthly Friday meeting and it was discussed at the meeting.) I witnessed him tell us in our monthly Friday staff meetings who to support during election season. After all these candidates were "friendly to his administration." I witnessed him directing his right hand ,,, to direct the staff to campaign for those "friendly" candidates on County time. I could go on for days. Mr. V. may give off the appearance that he is small fish in this big corrupt pond but he's a barracuda fish. There is nothing innocent about Mr. V and he is definitely not the lesser of all the evils. Young children or not, he deserves his time.