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Wrongfully Convicted Asks Jurors to Read Appeal – Then Help Correct Their Error – Brought on by Extreme Prosecutorial Misconduct

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I want to publicly ask the 12 jurors who wrongfully convicted me to read my appeal, find out what was withheld from them illegally; find out what lies were told by the prosecutor and what judicial misconduct was done by the judge that denied me a fair trial. Then tell me they still think I’m guilty. 

I believe jurors should be held accountable and should have to read the appeal.  If they then think I should have been found innocent, they should speak out about the corrupt system and how prosecutorial and judicial misconduct was used to bias them and wrongfully convict me.

My appeal can be read at the following link:

http://www.scribd.com/doc/16301520/Appeal-of-Wrongful-Conviction-Battery-Shelton-Illinois-2009

The jurors names and general place of residence are as follows, which is public record, as they were stated in open court and their names are signed on the guilty verdict form. I wrote them after the trial asking them to review information that was withheld from them and to tell me if this would have changed their decision. NOT ONE had the courtesy to write me with an answer. I promised not to write them again, so I am simply putting this on the Internet and hoping their conscience bothers them enough to read it and correct their harmful mistake as the right thing to do:

William Moldenhauer          Northwest Side of Chicago

Francine Prisby                      Arlington Heights

Joanne Goodloue

David Bennett                          North Side of Chicago

Cayetano Silva                       Northwest Side of Chicago

Betty Jackson                         South Side of Chicago

Margaret Polovchak             Northwest Suburb of Chicago

Donna Smith                           South Side of Chicago

Brian Tobola                           Southwest Side of Chicago

Sarah Iwema                           Northwest Suburb of Chicago

Ana Arroyo                            Southwest Side of Chicago

Linda Engeman                     South Cook County

If any of these people have the guts to contact me, they can do so at my e-mail address:

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Illinois Appellate Court Snubs Nose at U.S. Supreme Court and State Law

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I have filed a criminal appeal on a case where I as a disabled person in a wheelchair was attacked by Cook County Sheriff Sgt. Anthony Salemi, he falsified his records, accused me of attacking him, committed perjury and I was wrongfully convicted:

http://www.scribd.com/doc/16301520/Appeal-of-Wrongful-Conviction-Battery-Shelton-Illinois-2009

The trial court declared me indigent and ordered the court reporter to file a free copy of the transcripts with the court for an appeal. The court reporter has refused to follow the court order. The trial judge refuses to enforce the order because he said he lost jurisdiction to the IL Appellate Court.

The IL Appellate court has six time refused to enforce the court order and compel the court reporter to file the transcripts or hold her in contempt. My appeal is therefore delayed due to the illegal and unconstitutional acts of the Illinois Appellate Court First District.

The Illinois Supreme Court also has denied a motion for supervisory order to compel the court reporter to file the transcripts and compel the IL Appellate Court to enforce the order.

 The IL Appellate Court granted the Cook County States Attorney’s motion to compel me to pay for the transcripts and file them, instead of the court reporter. This is fraud upon the court as it violates a previous court order and is contempt as it also violates the United States Supreme Court holding (precedent) in a case where they ruled that indigent defendants are entitled under the due process and equal protection clauses of the U.S. Constitution to a free transcript for appeal. Illinois Supreme Court Rule 607 also mandates that indigent defendants are entitled to free transcripts filed with the court clerk by the court reporter.

Therefore both the Illinois Supreme Court and Illinois Appellate Court are committing illegal acts.

The Illinois Appellate Court has now vacated their order to compel me to file the transcripts as I moved for them to vacate order as they illegally granted the motion from the State two days too early according to IL Supreme Court rules. They also allowed me to file immediately (instanter) my response to the States Attorney’s motion to compel me to file the transcripts. This response clearly spells out the illegal acts of the IL Appellate and IL Supreme Courts in refusing to uphold previous court orders, and statutory and constitutional rights as previously decided by the U.S. Supreme Court. These are impeachable intentional acts by these corrupt and dishonorable judges. I hope the IL Appellate Court recognizes its mistakes and doesn’t just vacate the order to re-instate it several days later when the law allows them to make a decision.

It is incumbent upon the IL Appellate Court to compel the court reporter to file the transcripts and hold her in contempt if she fails to do so.

 http://www.scribd.com/doc/18285468/Response-to-State-Motion-to-Deny-Indigent-Defendant-Transcripts-for-Appeal-Illinois-Appellate-Court-2009

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