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Judge Mary Margaret Brosnahan commits treason again – vindictive excessive bail

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On May 5, 2010 Annabel Melongo who has been held in Cook County Jail on first no bail for alleged violation of bail on a computer tampering charge that is bogus and without probable cause and also on a $30,000 bail on an eavesdropping charge which is bogus and without probable cause, went before Judge Brosnahan with her attorney J. Nicolas Albukerk to ask for reduction of bail. Bail was originally set several years ago on the computer tampering charge at a $10,000 personal recognizance bail (I-Bond).

Melongo has been religiously attending all court hearings on this computer tampering case for years. She was originally indicted three years ago, the indictment withdrawn and then she was re-indicted on the same charge. She clearly is NOT a flight risk. She also at this point is indigent because she cannot obtain work as a computer consultant or IT expert while under indictment for computer tampering. No one will trust her.

Therefore an innocent person, Melongo, is undergoing a civil death because Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan and States Attorney Anita Alvarez want to corruptly protect the reputation of politicians who gave Save-A-Life Foundation CEO Spizzirra (a “pathological liar” according to a Wisconsin court, manipulator, and a fraud artist) more than $8 million dollars without checking out her background or the legitimacy of her fraudulent corporation, and then never investigating what she did with the money. Rumor has it that kickbacks (pay-to-play amounts ended up back in the political funds of the politicians). Melongo who had been hired by SALF discovered this massive fraud and the involvement of politicians (Madigan, Durbin, Shankowsky, Duncan, etc) prior to leaving SALF. She has taken this information to the FBI and the U.S. Attorney and FBI have failed to arrest anyone as of this date!

Melongo’s supporters are asking if the Chicago FBI and U.S. Attorney are involved in this cover-up of massive fraud? Why else would they fail to arrest those involved?

Judge Brosnahan had originally set bail at “no bail” in violation of the Illinois Constitution Article I, Section 9 but reduced it to a grossly excessive $500,000 bail on the computer tampering charge in April. Her reason for setting the “no bail” amount is not known to me as I did not attend that hearing. However the “no bail” order is clearly unconstitutional and illegal.

Judges can only set “no bail” if the charge could result in a life sentence or death sentence, or if a due process hearing determines the person poses a real and present threat to the physical safety of any person. See: Illinois Constitution Article I, section 9. Obviously Melongo with no previous criminal record does NOT fall into this category.

Judge Brosnahan intentionally and willingly violated the Illinois Constitution. This is an impeachable act of treason. She clearly is not fit to be a judge.

Then Judge Brosnahan gave as a reason to decrease bail to $500,000 that Melongo had “two passports”, Haitian and Cameroonean. This is an unconstitutional and not legally authorized reason to set high bail. Bail is meant to ensure that a person comes to court, not that a person cannot get out of jail. It must be reasonable according to the United States Supreme Court in their interpretation of the bail clause in the United States Constitution Eighth Amendment which bars excessive bail. See: Stack v. Boyle, 342 U.S. 1 (1951) The States Attorney claimed that two passports means that there is a probability that Melongo is an illegal alien. She is a legal resident of Illinois with a visa. Judge Brosnahan bought this fraudulent speculation in an act of judicial misconduct.

Again, Judge Brosnahan has intentionally and knowingly violated the Illinois and U.S. Constitutions. This is another impeachable act of treason. She clearly is not fit to be a judge.

On May 5, 2010 when attorney J. Nicolas Albukerk argued for reduction to an I-Bond again or a reasonably low bail, Judge Brosnahan reduced the bail on the computer tampering charge to $300,000, again grossly excessive and again it will ensure that Melongo remains in jail for the next half year until she is brought to trial.

Again, Judge Brosnahan has intentionally and willingly violated the Constitution, which is an impeachable act of treason. She clearly is not fit to be a judge.

In April and again now on May 5, 2010 Attorney Albukerk moved for the court to declare Melongo indigent and pay his attorney fees. Brosnahan entered and continued the motion in April and has continued the motion again yesterday. She says her reason in doing so is that although Melongo is legally indigent because this reporter has written on the Internet about this story and stated that her supporters are trying to raise funds with a plea for donations, that this plea for donations is evidence that she can pay for an attorney. This is perhaps Brosnahan’s most egregious impeachable act of treason to day.

Judge Brosnahan has trashed the Constitution and is displaying to the world the incompetence of Cook County Judges, and now can be said to be aiding and abetting the gross and unconstitutional harassment of a federal witness, Melongo, which is a federal felony, as well as is committing intentionally and willingly felony violation of Melongo’s constitutional rights in retaliating against her for this writer’s  publications on Examiner.com.

This is an astonishing penalty on the exercise of my constitutional rights. Every journalist in this country should be outraged and should rally to help Ms. Melongo. Brosnahan has crossed over the line in trashing the Constitution so blatantly. For a judge to ignore the basic constitutional law as to freedom of the press, due process, excessive bail, probable cause, right to counsel despite indigency is beyond the pale and calls for swift and aggressive action to remove her from the court as incompetent and dangerous to the administration of justice.

The 1st Amendment has been violated in giving an illegal penalty on the exercise of my right to freedom of the press. The 5th and 14th Amendments have been violated in arrested and holding Melongo for trial without  probable cause.

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  1. Ms. Shelton, I too have been through the wringer by Mary Margaret Brosnahan. I was charged with five counts of “computer tampering” by Crooked County Collector Maria Pappas. I too was trying to “blow the whistle” on corrupt politicians. Look up 06CR5505 and 06CR19427 you’ll find it fascinating. I’m the reason Brosnahan was assigned to court room 303. I was originally assigned to court room 402 with Judge James Egan presiding. After Judge Egan threw out two of the five charges under 06CR5505, the State re-indicted me under 06CR19427 by changing the wording on the two charges that were thrown out and again re-indicted me on five charges. Judge Egan again threw out two of the five charges and was “moved” from court room 402 at 26th and Cal to the Daley Plaza. Simultaneously Judge Brosnahan was moved from court room 101 to court room 303 and my case was moved to her court room. I too had to undergo a BCX by Brosnahan after I chose to represent myself pro se only I didn’t know that I didn’t have to talk to their 10th floor man. Feel free to contact me via email for more info…JWM.

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    Jonathan Martin

    May 27, 2010 at 5:38 pm


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