24 Meyer Lane
Hamilton, MA 01982
508-468-4428 (fax)

Kindness of
Senator Bruce Tarr

December 8, 1997

Essex District Attorney Kevin M. Burke
Museum Place
2 East India Square
Salem, MA 01970

Re:        Criminal Prosecution

Dear District Attorney Burke:

        Thank you for your letter of November 12, 1997.

        Although violations have occurred in Middlesex Superior Court surrounding the tampering and concealment of our original files which I previously detailed to you in my request of October 22, 1997, the dispute surrounds our property and assets here in Hamilton, the district over which you have jurisdiction.

        The dispute spans a ten year period, beginning in August of 1987, surrounding a Commercial Loan Agreement with ComFed Savings Bank of Lowell, Massachusetts. Although violations have occurred in Essex Superior Court, Middlesex Superior court, the U. S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts, the U. S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, and the U. S. Bankruptcy Court; all violations are directly related to our home and properties in Essex county.

        New evidence uncovered in 1996, (kindness of the efforts of Representative Torkildsen, and records gained through Freedom of Information Act requests in 1997), details that the ComFed individuals knowingly entered into fraudulent loan agreements with the Sweeneys. Their actions were knowing, malicious, and intentional. As a result, our family has suffered irreparable harm.

        The ComFed individuals who knowingly defrauded us are: James Baldini; Raymond Miller; Dennis Furey; Fred Maloof; William Porter; Peter Reilly; John Hanify; Robert Coakley; Karen MacCormack; and Helen Pullin.

        When the ComFed defendants lost the Middlesex Court action, further violations were committed against us by the clerk of Middlesex Court, Joan Sullivan, acting together with John Hanify (ComFed's lawyer)and his assistant Kara Lucciola in their unlawful tampering and concealment of our original records.

        Acting without jurisdiction, Judge Edward Harrington of the U. S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts; and Judge Stephen Breyer of the U. S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit knowingly conspired to obstruct justice in our case.

        Lastly, the federal court orders entered by Judges Harrington and Breyer-- gained through known fraud by the RTC/FDIC -- resulted in an illegal seizure of our properties in November of 1994 in Essex County by Joseph Shea of Nutter, McClennen & Fish.

        Therefore, we request that in the interest of judicial economy and for reasons that the multiple violations of larceny were committed against us in Hamilton, MA, we request that the criminal prosecution be consolidated in the County of Essex.

        We will request that Middlesex District Attorney Thomas Reilly, Judge David Mazzone of the U. S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts (currently acting as mediator in our settlement efforts with the FDIC), and retired Massachusetts Superior Court Judge Izzo, assist you in this effort with respect to evidence relevant to Massachusetts Middlesex District, the U. S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts, and the U. S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.

        Please have this letter and attached Affidavit serve as a further formal request for immediate criminal prosecution of crimes committed against our family.

        Would you please schedule a meeting immediately with Senator Bruce Tarr, who has jurisdiction over First Essex and Middlesex District, and our family, so that we can discuss and document our claims for criminal prosecution more fully. We will provide further documents in support of the attached affidavit at that time.

        We look forward to working with you and will be available to support your efforts in every possible way. Thank you.
        Very truly yours,

            John & Rhetta Sweeney

cc:    Senator Bruce Tarr
        The Right Rev. Mark Dyer
        Peter P. Britton
        Judge Katherine Liacos Izzo
        Middlesex District Attorney Thomas Reilly
        Judge A. David Mazzone