On Wed, 27 Jul 2005 07:19:30 GMT, [email protected] (Keith Henson) wrote:
>I have also been given authority to send out as many interrogatories
>as are justified under the circumstances.
Thanks for the help people have been giving behind the scenes. Time has come to put these out for comments.
If you need to review the history, the places to start are here:
I will post the forms these interrogatories go into, but here is the content for the first of some of them.
Albert J. Wojcik was the first judge I had in Hemet. This first set of interrogatories is directed to him. He was also the chief judge at Hemet and had responsibility for bringing in Judge Wallerstein (now dead).
One of the instructions will be that the yes/no questions can be answered either with a check mark or in an expanded form as long as desired.
SPECIAL INTERROGATORY NO. 1:
During debtor's appearance before your court on September 15, 2000 debtor was handed the "Defendant's copy" of the indictment for Case No: Hem 014371 by a female Sheriff officer. Do you recall this?
SPECIAL INTERROGATORY NO. 2:
Regardless of your recall on 1, the first entry in the computer records for this case on 9/1/00 is "Release with: LETTER FROM DA TO APPEAR7" [sic]. The debtor understands that "Defendant's copy" *is* the "letter to appear" and in normal court practice is mailed to the defendant giving notice of the hearing.
Assuming debtor was given the "Defendant's copy" in court on September 15, 2000, does handing the "Defendant's copy" to the defendant on the day of the arraignment indicate there was a failure by the court or the DA's office to provide timely notice of the arraignment?
SPECIAL INTERROGATORY NO. 3:
Before case Hem 014371 was assigned to Judge Walker there was a meeting about the case in your chambers.
Do you remember this meeting?
SPECIAL INTERROGATORY NO. 4:
It was reported to the debtor by his lawyer after the above meeting in chambers that you had expressed fear of Scientology and would not take the case for that reason.
Do you remember saying this or something equivalent?
SPECIAL INTERROGATORY NO. 5:
Regardless of memory, do you fear Scientology?
SPECIAL INTERROGATORY NO. 6:
After Judge Walker recused himself from the case, an outside retired municipal court judge (Wallerstein) with little experience in criminal cases was brought in.
Was this because none of the local judges would take case Hem 014371?
SPECIAL INTERROGATORY NO. 7:
If the answer to 6 was no, please state the reason?
SPECIAL INTERROGATORY NO. 8:
Do you know who recommended Judge Wallerstein?
SPECIAL INTERROGATORY NO. 9:
If the answer to NO. 8 is yes, who recommended Judge Wallerstein?
SPECIAL INTERROGATORY NO. 10:
If the answer to NO. 8 is no, do you know who would know the answer to NO. 8?
SPECIAL INTERROGATORY NO. 11:
If the answer to NO. 10 is yes, what is the person's name and position?
SPECIAL INTERROGATORY NO. 12:
If the answer to NO. 10 is no, how was Judge Wallerstein obtained?
SPECIAL INTERROGATORY NO. 13:
At the close of the trial (Hem 014371) Judge Wallerstein admitted in front of many people remaining in the courtroom that he knew Scientology lawyer Elliot Abelson. (Abelson, a former Gambino family lawyer, was in obvious constant contact with DDA Robert Schwarz, coaching him during the trial.)
Were you aware before Judge Wallerstein was brought in about his knowing Scientology attorney Elliot Abelson?
SPECIAL INTERROGATORY NO. 14:
Were you aware of Judge Wallerstein previous activities as an arbitrator in the entertainment business?
SPECIAL INTERROGATORY NO. 15:
Was Judge Wallerstein questioned about his previous arbitration dealings with Scientology or Scientologists before being assigned to this trial?
Yes___ No____ Don't know______
SPECIAL INTERROGATORY NO. 16:
If the answer to NO. 15 is yes, did Judge Wallerstein say he had previous arbitration dealings with Scientology or Scientologists?
SPECIAL INTERROGATORY NO. 17:
Are you aware that Judge Wallerstein sealed parts of the record where he ruled (according to declarations) in conflict with a minute order for April 19, 2001?
I can go up to 35 of these questions, so if any of you can see places where I left out good leads, please post or let me know by email to hkhenson(at)rogers.com