(Do what thou wilt with this)
HENSON GIVEN MAXIMUM SENTENCE
Yesterday in Riverside County before Judge Robert Wallerstein, Keith Henson
received a sentence of a year in prison or 180 days in prison followed by three
years of closely supervised probation with random unannounced searches at
any time. The court also handed down a fine of $3000 and ordered Henson to
pay for "counseling" for the "victims."
Since a Scientologist would be expelled for taking any legitimate psychological
counseling, this means that the court ordered Henson to pay for religious
services for the "victims." This is, of course, grossly unconstitutional, even
in comparison to the grossly unconstitutional denial of due process, suppression
of exculpatory evidence and other egregious irregularities that have prevailed
throughout this trial.
James Harr, Henson's counsel, was refused to allow to speak on behalf of
his client, despite having been refused a motion to withdraw as Henson's
counsel. After the hearing, with no need to force Harr to remain bound to his
client to lend the illusion of due process to this farce, in which Harr was at
all times completely prevented from presenting any effective defense, Harr's
motion to withdraw as counsel was finally granted by the court.
Scientology lawyer Elliott Abelson, an old acquaintance of Wallerstein,
gleefully thanked the judge on behalf of his clients.
Henson remains in Canada with a pending application for refugee status and
remains at large. It is believed that Henson is not surprised with this result,
and indeed most observers expected it.
Keith Henson c/o Gregg Hagglund
2237 Mund's Ave
Oakville, ON L6H 3M9
Canada James J. Harr
of Cripps and Harr
PO Box 3540
133 N Buena Vista
Hemet, California 92343
Phone: (909) 925-5024
Fax: (909) 652-2250 Henson's former counsel Graham Berry
email: GrahamEB@aol.com Further information: http://www.politechbot.com/cgi-bin/politech.cgi?name=henson For a brief overview of most important news events http://www.operatingthetan.com An exhaustive and opinionated survey of all relevant events, major and minor http://www.operatingthetan.com/abelson/index.html An opinionated and polemical analysis of Elliott Abelson's sentencing memorandum on which the current sentence was decided, despite it being full of materials not in evidence at trial, and despite it having been deliberately concealed from the defense until the last minute