Yesterday, we learned that the Former Manhattan District Attorney Mark Pomerantz has been subpoenaed to testify about why he resigned last year over Bragg dropping Trump charges!
The Congress Judiciary Committee said, “Pomerantz publicly criticized Bragg for failing to aggressively prosecute President Trump and even wrote a memoir describing his eagerness to investigate President Trump and disclosing internal deliberations about the investigation.”
“Pomerantz’s public statements about the investigation strongly suggest that Bragg’s prosecution of President Trump is politically motivated.”
The indictment charges President Trump with 34 felony counts of falsifying business records under Article 175 of the New York Penal Law. Falsifying business records is a felony in New York, but Trump is innocent until proven guilty… or that’s how it’s supposed to be? So far, the charges are frivolous and hold no water. Read: Read the full Trump indictment and statement of facts – POLITICO
But what about falsifying charges by a District Attorney?
What is that called? And what is it called when it coordinates with a book on the case that is published before the actual indictment is even made?
Apparently that is a crime…
Excerpts from an article of the New York Law Journal, LAW.com…
“The seven-page letter from APA answers six questions posed by Bragg’s office relating to the ethical responsibilities of prosecutors making public statements relating to confidential information, opining about a subject’s guilt, or profiting off of the disclosure of such information.
“The most likely implication for any lawyer publicly opining about the guilt of a suspect is a formal complaint to the state bar association that he has violated his ethical duties,” reads the correspondence from APA. “This complaint could result in his suspension or termination from the practice of law depending upon the severity, motive, frequency of these statements, as well as any benefit, such as a book, that is sought to be gained by the lawyer.”
“The most likely implication for any lawyer disclosing publicly any materials derived from a grand jury proceeding without a written court order, including witness testimony, is a formal felony criminal charge for violating grand jury secrecy.”
“The APA also notes that a former prosecutor “is likely subject to the legal prohibitions against confidential information gained while employed as a prosecutor. These prohibitions provide for penalties of $25,000 and recovering of any illegal profits (such as may be produced by writing a book).”
Of which that is exactly what Pomerantz did and it was released February.
In an article regarding the book, titled, “People vs Donald Trump: An Inside Account“, Pomerantz saw Trump as a criminal mastermind aided by flunkies and enforcers. He believed charges ought to align with the gravity of the crimes. But as Pomerantz now repeatedly writes in his memoir, Alvin Bragg, elected district attorney in November 2021, did not want to move against Trump. In early 2022, Bragg balked. In March, Pomerantz quit – and leaked his resignation letter.
I believe that Donald Trump is guilty of numerous felony violations of the penal law,” Pomerantz fumed. “I fear that your decision means that Mr Trump will not be held fully accountable for his crimes.”
People vs Donald Trump: An Inside Account, is a 300-page exercise in score-settling and scorn. Pomerantz loathes Trump and holds Bragg in less than high regard. He equates the former president with Gotti and all but dismisses the DA as a progressive politician, not an actual crime-fighter.
The Hardcover sells for $20.57 on Amazon. The book lead in reads: “People vs. Donald Trump is a fascinating inside account of the attempt to prosecute former president Donald Trump, written by one of the lawyers who worked on the case and resigned in protest when Manhattan’s district attorney refused to act.“
It goes on to say, “Mark Pomerantz was a retired lawyer living a calm suburban life when he accepted an unexpected offer to join the staff of the district attorney of New York County in February 2021 to work on the investigation of former president Donald Trump. The Manhattan DA was interested in Pomerantz because he brought vast experience in litigating white collar and organized crime cases, having worked as a federal prosecutor and a criminal defense attorney for decades. Pomerantz had prosecuted and defended cases involving murder, drug trafficking, political corruption, tax evasion, and financial fraud. His clients had included governors and senators, business leaders, financial institutions, and also gangsters and murderers.
Over the next year, Pomerantz investigated the world of Donald Trump and the Trump Organization. He interviewed potential witnesses, scrutinized financial records, and learned everything he could about Trump’s business practices. The investigation led him to believe that the former president’s approach to business had much in common with the business practices of another well-known public figure—former mob boss John J. Gotti. Ultimately, Pomerantz gathered enough evidence to support the view—held by many of his colleagues on the case, including former Manhattan district attorney Cyrus Vance Jr.—that former president Donald Trump should be indicted for a number of financial crimes. But that indictment never happened. This book explains why.
Pomerantz’s work ultimately led to the indictment of the Trump Organization and Allen Weisselberg, the chief financial officer of the Trump Organization, who pleaded guilty to tax fraud. But that indictment was merely the prelude to a larger criminal case that Pomerantz urged the Manhattan DA, Alvin Bragg, to bring against Donald Trump. When the DA refused to authorize that prosecution, Pomerantz and his colleague Carey Dunne resigned. Aspects of the case Pomerantz wanted to bring are currently being pursued against Trump by the attorney general of New York State in a civil fraud case that does not involve criminal penalties.
In People vs. Donald Trump, Pomerantz tells the story of his unprecedented investigation, why he believes Donald Trump should be prosecuted, and what we can learn about the nature of justice in America from this extraordinary case. Pomerantz draws from a lifetime of legal experience to tell a devastating and frequently entertaining story of how prosecutors think, how criminals act, and how our justice system works—and sometimes doesn’t work. Pomerantz has written a cautionary tale that illuminates the challenges of prosecuting Donald Trump, why Trump manages to dance between the raindrops of accountability, and how others might bring him to justice. People vs Donald Trump review: Mark Pomerantz pummels Manhattan DA | Books | The Guardian
This certainly violates all laws against protecting a defendant against a grand jury forming a preconceived opinion and anything remotely related to ethical duties and definitely reaches the degree to disbarment proceedings and I am certain by the time this is done… criminal charges will be made, especially with the executive order in place concerning election interference. President Trump is the front runner in the 2024 election, and this makes that case for interference even stronger. Not to mention a host of other issues that will flood forward based on executive orders still in place.
7 page letter from the New York Law Journal, LAW.com
Link to letter: DANY LETTER_2_3_23.pdf – Google Drive
“The District Attorney’s Association of the State of New York (DAASNY) on Friday issued a statement calling the publication “unfortunate and unprecedented.”
“Prosecutors are supposed to speak in court, where there are rules of evidence and a jury to rule on the facts,” DAASNY President J. Anthony Jordan said in a statement. “By writing and releasing a book in the midst of an ongoing case, the author is upending the norms and ethics of prosecutorial conduct. Simply put, a fair and just criminal justice system depends on those who are sworn to uphold the law and abide by ethical conduct. By releasing his book, Mr. Pomerantz has failed to live up to that duty, and is potentially compromising an ongoing criminal investigation.” Read:Mark Pomerantz Could Get Disbarred Over Donald Trump Book, Prosecutors Say | New York Law Journal
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