[cjreid@netcom.com: Who Knows Michael Williams?]

Clarissa V. Rogers (id815@cleveland.Freenet.Edu)
Mon, 22 Apr 1996 14:33:42 -0400

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From: cjreid@netcom.com (Charles J. Reid)
To: psn-cafe@csf.colorado.edu (PSN-CAFE)
Subject: Who Knows Michael Williams?
Date: Sun, 21 Apr

Hi, Folks!

Anyone from the Gary Hart campaign know Michael Williams? FYI.
The truth is out there. Injustice anywhere threatens justice everywhere.

-- Charlie Reid
"Salus populi suprema est lex" (Cicero)
The welfare of the people is the highest law.

Support the Citizens' Rights Amendment:

"Congress shall pass laws consistent with the rights of citizens to
a job, education, housing, and health care."

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Part One of the Michael Williams story:
Political Persecution in the United States

by Michael Williams <100705.1252@compuserve.com>


There are several supporting files containing court documents
and affidavits which will be published on the CyberNews
newswire and posted to usenet.

[ file: mwilntro.txt from:
http://www.constitution.org/mwilliam/mwilliam.htm ]


It took me two full years to get online here, which finally
happened a few short months ago. I'm quite a techno-dummie,
and there was no one to tell me how to use CompuServe...I
couldn't even find a manual or an instruction book, so I
just played it all by ear - a difficult task for a techno-

The main reason I wanted to get online is that I'd heard a
lot about the Internet, and I thought that if I could get
online, I could get my story out - the story the U.S.
government's been successfully suppressing for over eight
long years, and find an attorney to help me in my struggle
for justice.

Immediately after going online, I posted a message in the
LAWSIG forum on CompuServe, under "Attorney Wanted". I was
contacted by a Harvard attorney who was all gung-ho about
helping me. Even though I'm impoverished, I managed to raise
the funds to retain him to prepare an appellate brief for me
and to file a complaint against George Bush, Janet Reno, the
FBI and the U.S. government. He prepared the appellate brief
quickly, and dragged his feet for months on the complaint.
Once it was filed, on 15. March 1996 in the U.S. District
Court in Denver, it was immediately sealed by federal court
order. That's how much the government wants to keep this
case quiet.

It's very difficult for me to tell you about my case and how
I ended up in Swiss exile in a brief manner, but I'll try.
I'll only mention the most important details.

After resurrecting and managing the 1988 Presidential
campaign of my "friend", Senator Gary Hart, and trying to
inform the American people of George Bush's life of rampant
criminal activity, ex-C.I.A. Director, Bush sought revenge
against me. On 18. March 1988, he ordered the FBI to arrest
me (without a warrant or indictment) at my home in Colorado
and (again, without a warrant) illegally seize virtually
everything my family and I owned. The first item that was
seized was a file pertaining to my investigation of Bush's
ordering CIA Costa Rica Station Chief, Joe Hernandes, to
blow up a commercial civilian airliner he thought to be
carrying Senators Hart and Cohen to Managua, Nicaragua on an
Iran-Contra fact-finding mission. (Oh, just for good
measure, the Managua Airport was blown up, too). The
attempted assassination, unlike others Bush had ordered or
been involved in, (including the JFK assassination), failed,
because the Senators, fearing such action from Bush, had
taken an earlier flight. Note: after eight years of trying
to have those files returned to me, the FBI wrote my
attorney, stating that they have been "destroyed".

For about eight weeks after my warrantless arrest, I was (to
use FBI jargon), "lost in the system". I was shuttled around
the entire federal prison system (with some state prisons
thrown in, for variety, I suppose), while the FBI went
through all of my papers and terrorised everyone I knew,
trying to find something to charge me with, to justify their
illegal arrest.

I was eventually taken to the Metropolitan Correctional
Center (appropriately nicknamed the "Warehouse of Death") in
Chicago, and charged with "fraud". The "fraud": "Presiding
over a corporation that was behind in paying some bills for
computer paper". As you and I know, even if that were true,
it isn't fraud; otherwise every corporation in America would
be guilty of fraud.

The judge assigned to my case was Harry Leinenweber. His
wife, Lynn Martin, (a Reagan-Bush cabinet member), was being
considered as Bush's VP running mate for the upcoming
election. (Sound like conflict of interest)? I later learnt
that Bush wanted to see if she could sufficiently control
her federal judge husband. She could.

William J. Stevens, paternal nephew of Supreme Court Justice
John Paul Stevens, was appointed to represent me, since the
FBI had rendered me penniless. Collaberating with his
friends in the FBI and Leinenweber, virtually all of my
rights were violated. I wasn't even given a bail hearing!

After nearly a year of being subjected to the most brutal,
unspeakable physical and psychological torture, my attorney,
(who never filed a single motion for me), whose only goal in
my case had been to get me to plead guilty, finally
accomplished it. He did this by falsely informing me that my
infant daughter, (who was born after my arrest, and whom I
had never even seen), was in a Georgia hospital, dying of
spinal meningitus, and that I would be allowed to visit her
death bed only if I pleaded guilty. Judge George Marovich
presided over that hearing, because Leinenweber was with his
wife at the Republican National Convention, where she hoped
to be named as Bush's running mate. Marovich, the substitute
judge, made it clear in court that he smellt a rat.

Directly after entering the plea, I discovered my daughter
really wasn't in the hospital dying. She was at home with
her mother. I've been attempting to withdraw my plea ever

After entering the plea, I didn't get to visit my "dying"
daughter. I was transferred to Marion: the worst prison in
the world. I was sentenced to 2 years incarceration,
followed by 5 years consecutive probation.

At the time of my sentencing (under the old federal
guidelines) I was already eligible for parole, since I had
been imprisoned for so long. Nevertheless, I was not even
allowed to APPLY for parole, exactly as I had never been
allowed to apply for bail. I was forced to serve the maximum
amount of time on my sentence. I served more time on a 2-
year sentence than most other prisoners serve on 6-year

After being released from prison in 1989, I went to Georgia
to reunite with my family, who had fled there after the FBI
seized all of our property. They had gone to live with my
mother-in-law. As soon as I arrived there to begin my 5
years of consecutive probation, my U.S. probation officer,
Kenneth D. Harris, ordered me to take the "next bus out" to
San Diego, California, adding "...'cause that's as far as my
finger goes on this here map". I was being sent into exile,
3,000 miles from my family.

The FBI encouraged and assisted my wife with obtaining an
illegal "quickie" divorce in the Rome, Georgia Superior
Court, and then in kidnapping our two small daughters and
going underground in another state. The FBI and U.S.
Probation Department forbade me taking legal action to have
the invalid divorce decree set aside.

My exile in San Diego was, in most ways, far worse than
being in prison. I was not allowed to leave the county for
any reason, and there were several attempts on my life by
the FBI and their "unofficial" hit men.

My attorney, William J. Stevens, eventually advised me that
the FBI were going to assassinate me or send me back to
Marion on a false, technical probation violation unless I
agreed to leave the country. Bush was furious that I had
gotten off "so easy", he was shocked that I had survived
everything that had been thrown at me, and he wanted to
silence me. Stevens made a quick appearance in Judge
Leinenweber's court and received "permission" from the judge
for me to live in Switzerland, and report to my probation
officer by mail on a monthly basis.

About an hour after arriving in Switzerland, on 12. June
1991, I received a phone call from Stevens. He said he was
relaying a message to me from the FBI and U.S. Attorney that
if I were to ever return to the United States, I would be
placing my "life and freedom in the greatest possible

Since that time, I have written over 10,000 letters to
attorneys, politicians and organisations, seeking assistance
in obtaining a guarantee of safe passage based on
humanitarian grounds to return home. I have received a small
handful of replies. About 90% of those few replying wrote
that they were "terrified" of the FBI and would not dare
assist me. About another 5% were from attorneys asking for
retainer fees that only O.J. Simpson could afford, totally
ignoring the fact that I have remained destitute since the
illegal seizure of all of my assets. The remaining 5% accuse
me of being a liar, and saying "things like this don't
happen in America".

Another of my so-called "friends", Senator George McGovern,
met with me in Germany, and intimated that he had witnessed
the power and evil of the FBI at close range, and was
terrified to try to assist me.

My "friend", famed California attorney, Robert F. Bourne,
said his wife was terrified of the FBI and vowed to divorce
him if he decided to represent me.

Park Avenue attorney Robert S. Meloni, who represents Terry
Reed (author of "Compromised: Clinton, Bush and the
C.I.A."), said his wife also threatened to divorce him if he
decided to represent me. This is a clear indication that my
case is far more sensitive to the government even than Terry

Two years ago, the FBI terrorised my 79-year-old aunt,
Dorothy, who lives in Indianapolis with her husband. She
raised me after my mother died when I was a boy. She is like
a mother to me. They told her I was in exile, that I could
never return home, and that she'd never see me again. This
terrorist "attack" caused her to suffer a near-fatal stroke,
which left her entire right side permanantly paralyzed and
her speech and memory abilites seriously impaired. I am told
that Bill and Hillary Clinton actually laughed at my request
for a guarantee of safe passage to visit her in the
hospital, immediately after she suffered the stroke, and it
did not appear she would live.

That's as brief as I can explain my situation. If you would
like to read more about it, you can download the
williams.zip file, which is located at:


If you would like to verify anything I've written, you may
contact attorney Robert F. Bourne at (619) 238-1124. He
knows every detail of my case.

The williams.zip file contains several of the motions,
petitions, writs and affidavits I filed with the courts in
pro se. I think you'll find some of them very interesting.
In response to my informing the U.S. Court of Appeals about
the threats made to me by the FBI and others, I received a
"warning" from Chief Judge Richard Posner, of "serious
sanctions" being imposed on me if I continued "to make
scandalous statements about the FBI". Of course, this has
not stopped me. After all, what have I got to lose?

Since going online, the people who have been the most
supportive and sympathetic have been members of the Militia
and the Libertarian Party, including some present
Libertarian Party political candidates.

I'm sorry if this is too long. It's hard to put more than
eight years of hell into so few words.

Michael Williams Patriot in Exile
email: 100705.1252@compuserve.com

clarissa id815@cleveland.freenet.edu
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