Judge Matz was not unfamiliar with issues of law enforcement misconduct. However, Matz didn’t make any rulings to address the government’s unlawful warrantless searches – instead, he issued a “gag” order to prevent the Davis ’ from exposing the government’s criminal actions, by protecting certain DHS reports from public disclosure.
During legal proceedings, on the record, Matz also recklessly attempted to discount BJ’s statements that the Bonanno crime family engaged in stock fraud and defrauded BJ and the company he previously headed. Matz stated on the record that any claims of related crimes being committed by the Bonanno crime family were merely BJ Davis’s opinion, completely ignoring findings by the Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Securities and Exchange Commission, as well as guilty pleas, convictions and court orders pertaining to criminal activities of Michael Paloma aka Michael Saquella.
Judge Matz simply could not acknowledge that BJ Davis’ reports to the authorities resulted in these convictions, as that would contradict the government’s attempted portrayal of BJ and Julia Davis as dangerous criminals and domestic terrorists. Judge Matz was obviously acting to protect the government, while ignoring and thereby essentially endorsing warrantless searches, seizures and surveillance.
Such blatant pro-government predisposition might surprise anyone, unless they were aware of Judge Matz’ background and his judiciary track record. Everything falls into place, much like a jigsaw puzzle, since Judge A. Howard Matz is a former colleague of the Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Robert Bonner, both of whom served together as Assistant US Attorneys in the Central District of California court. These factors alone would cause any ethically conscious judge to recuse himself or herself from the proceeding. Of course, Judge A. Howard Matz never let ethics or personal affiliations stand in his way, as the history of his prior judicial conduct clearly shows. Matz is the controversial judge that made a preliminary statement to discredit Peter Paul by telling the jurors that Mr. Paul was shown by the evidence to be "prone to criminality," describing Mr. Paul as "a thoroughly discredited, corrupt individual."
Since Matz was appointed by Bill Clinton, he went out of his way to tell the jury that Hillary had nothing to do with the case and should not even be mentioned – before any evidence was presented or any opening remarks were made. Judge Matz began the trial by stating unequivocally to the media: “This isn’t a trial about Senator Clinton.” “Senator Clinton has no stake in this trial as a party or principal.” “She’s not in the loop in any direct way, and that’s something the jury will be told.” These statements were factually false in that Senator Clinton had a tremendous stake in the trial – as both a party and a principal – because of the ramifications of exposing her personal actions to solicit and then hide Peter Paul’s contributions – the largest of her campaign.
In short, the prosecutors at the Department of Justice’s Office of Public Integrity got away with indicting Hillary Clinton's finance director, David Rosen, in a sealed indictment in 2003, for concealing the $1.1 million cost of Hillary's largest fundraiser. The government charged Rosen with the sole criminal culpability for causing Hillary's Committee Treasurer to file three false FEC reports between October, 2000 and July, 2001 that hid the origin and expense of more than $700,000 of the cost of Event 39 donated by Peter Paul.
With the recent release in April, 2007, by the US Attorney for the Eastern District of NY, of a smoking gun video of an illegal fundraising phone call from Hillary Clinton to Peter Paul in July, 2000 – a tape that was withheld from the DOJ, the FEC and the Rosen Grand Jury – investigations into Hillary's largest fundraising event have taken on new life. During the trial, Judge Matz ruled he would allow prosecutor Zeidenberg to file a “real pithy” argument in lieu of introducing the Rosen tape. The prosecutor went so far as to trash the audiotape, arguing that it was “hearsay,” and requesting that Judge Matz bar even the defense from referencing it.
Peter Paul's attorneys are preparing a request to the new Attorney General to open a new investigation of the role Hillary, and the US Attorney she supervises as Senator from NY. It involved the apparent complicity of a Los Angeles federal Judge A. Howard Matz appointed by Clinton and the Chief of the DOJ Office of Public Integrity (Noel Hillman) who reportedly directed his lead prosecutor, Peter Zeidenberg, to act in concert with the Judge to produce the greatest legal rope-a-dope on record. Prosecutor Zeidenberg was equally anxious to exonerate Hillary Clinton, telling Judge Matz, "You will hear no evidence that Hillary Clinton was involved in any way, shape or form. In fact, it's just the opposite. The evidence will show that David Rosen was trying to keep this evidence from the campaign." This case is being referred to in the media as a “mother of all cover-ups.”
While BJ and Julia Davis’ criminal case lingered in federal courts, with Judge Matz not making any effort to address the government’s illegal conduct, J ulia and BJ’s attorneys made a formal request for copies of the search warrant and accompanying affidavit for the August 10, 2005 raid, since the house was searched for nearly an hour after Agents determined that BJ and Julia were not present. In response, Assistant U.S. Attorney John Lee wrote: “It is my understanding that there was no search warrant or accompanying affidavit for the August 10, 2005 incident. ”
Sacramento, CA (LifeNews.com) -- A former vice president of a Planned Parenthood abortion business affiliate in California has filed an appeal of a judge's ruling dismissing his lawsuit. P. Victor Gonzalez says the abortion business fired him because he raised concerns about illegal practices of overcharging the state.
The former Planned Parenthood official filed a lawsuit in March 2008 against affiliates in California saying they overcharged the state hundreds of millions of dollars on birth control.
Gonzalez says his own internal audit estimates that Planned Parenthood overcharged California taxpayers for purchasing birth control by at least $180 million.
He was the vice president of finance and administration for Planned Parenthood of Los Angles and, according to a Los Angeles Times report, the overbilling began in the late 1990s.
While other public health facilities and private facilities charged the state between $8 and $9 for a cycle of birth control pills, Planned Parenthood charged almost $12. The Planned Parenthood charge to the California government was several times more than it paid for the drugs originally.
Gonzalez alleges that other California-based Planned Parenthood affiliates and Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California knowingly engaged in a scheme to defraud state and federal taxpayers by deliberately over-billing the Medi-Cal program.
According to the California Catholic Daily newspaper, attorneys for Gonzales filed papers on January 5 with the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. They are appealing a decision by Judge A. Howard Matz dismissing Gonzalez’s suit.
Matz's decision came in October and he ruled that Gonzalez did not qualify as a whistleblower under federal law because he was not the "original source" of the data exposing the fraud. As a result, he said his court lacked jurisdiction in the suit.
Contemptible police tactics - Cops raid the home of a licensed medical marijuana provider in Washington, handcuff the fourteen year old son and put a gun to his head, and search the nineteen year old daughter and take the contents of her mickey-mouse wallet.
How To Survive Traffic Stops in America, Submit, Instantly! - What the cops want is immediate obedience and submission. Many cops are ex-military and view the civilian motorists of America about like they viewed the hapless peasants of Iraq and Afghanistan, that is, with contempt, not as fellow citizens deserving of civility and respect. It is a possibly lethal mistake to do anything other than submit, instantly and obey! Or be ready to shoot first. But aim high.