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.American Free Press
.Vol XI .#51March 21,

Bad Prosecutors,
Corrupt Judges
Have Become the Norm

By Jim Traficant
Former U.S. Congressman, Ohio



James A. Traficant, Jr.
Congressional Pictorial

Directory, 107th.

.Now a convicted felon, Pennsylvania Court Judge Mark Ciaverrella would sentence juvenile offenders to the state’s Child Care Center on a certain condition: with the “welfare” of those youths in his heart and feeding his bank account, he received millions of dollars off the backs of youngsters who, it turns out, were not as incorrigible as the judge himself.
Moreover, “justices” have actually been appointed to the federal bench by underworld figures. People charge that I’m just vindictive because of my many run-ins with judges, but that’s false. In the 1970’s, the chief judge of the Northern District Court of Ohio, Frank James Battisti (now deceased), was actually filmed by FBI agents while meeting with known underworld figures in Cleveland. This development made headlines, but nothing was done about it — nada.
The Feds needed something from Battisti — the federal judge who stripped John Demjanjuk of his citizenship and sent him to Israel to stand trial as an alleged Nazi war criminal. I guarantee you that Battisti got that case because he was beholden to the FBI. He was told to “take care of the Demjanjuk matter.” He did.
Federal documents later stated that a certain FBI agent in northeast Ohio was on the mob’s payroll. I forced the court to allow my introduction of an FBI affidavit in 1983, concerning this information. I asked the FBI some questions in court (agent’s name withheld). “JT” is me questioning the FBI agent who submitted the affidavit after questioning two informants about organized crime in northeast Ohio:
JT: “Did you submit this affidavit to the court?”
FBI agent: “Yes.”
JT: “Is that your signature?”
FBI agent: “Yes.”
JT: “To your knowledge, was there ever an FBI investigation into this revelation?
FBI agent: “I don’t know!”
JT: “Did you recommend or request an investigation into this matter?”
FBI agent: “No . . . no!”
The affidavit said that a key FBI leader was on the mob’s payroll and, when forced to retire due to age limitations, he was made a police chief of one of Ohio’s bigger cities — at the mob’s direction. And there was no investigation.
Government prosecutors pleaded with the judge to not allow that affidavit to be introduced at my first trial. They cried, the information is “classified — national security!” The trial judge was not about to upset the powerful Justice Department until I said: “You want me in prison so bad you’re making a big mistake, and it will come back to haunt you on appeal.”
She exclaimed, “I’m going to let it in.” The prosecutor slumped in his chair. The FBI was in shock. It was then that I called as my witness the FBI agent who signed the affidavit. If looks could kill, you would not be reading this column.
But bad prosecutors and judges have become the norm. Consider new Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan. The issue was partial-birth abortion. In her capacity as Bill Clinton’s associate White House counsel, she issued a memo that misrepresented an expert panel’s report. The report stated they “could not identify any circumstances under which partial-birth abortion would be the only option to save the life or preserve the health of the woman.”
Kagan’s memo countered: “This would be a disaster for our cause.” She listed “suggested options” that the Clinton administration should pursue to replace the original report’s statement, prompting the Supreme Court to overturn Nebraska’s partial-birth abortion ban. Kagan defrauded the Court and should be prosecuted. Yet she was made the Supreme Court’s 112th justice.
Thomas Jefferson wrote: “Beware the appointment of federal judges for lifetime terms because they can take the Constitution and mold it like clay in their hands.” Get back at me!



James A. (Jim) Traficant, Jr. was born in Youngstown, Ohio on May 8, 1941. He received BS and MS degrees from the University of Pittsburgh. He also received an MS from Youngstown State University in 1976. From 1981-1985 he served as sheriff of Mahoning County, prior to his election to the U.S. Congress in 1984. He was re-elected by overwhelming margins every year up until 2002 when, following his conviction on trumped up corruption charges, he was expelled from the House of Representatives. Donations of support may be sent to Mrs. Tish Traficant, 429 Main Street, Poland, OH 44514.

(Issue #12, March 21, 2011, AMERICAN FREE PRESS)


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