Some of the Sweeney's personal items have been found discarded near a fence at a construction site at Deer Island Harbor where the Boston Harbor Clean-up Project is working. Old luggage, clothing, two black and white TVs and some cancelled checks were found by ICF Kaiser Engineers Massachusetts, Inc. who notified the police and attorneys.
SWEENEY FILES TEN(10) PLEADINGS and EIGHTEEN (18) EXHIBITS AGAINST GOVERNMENT EXPOSING MULTIPLE LIES AND LAWLESSNESS.
(Click on underlined Motions below to read in full)
1. MOTION TO DISMISS FOR LOSS OR DESTRUCTION OF AND FAILURE TO PRODUCE EXCULPATORY EVIDENCE.
2. MOTION FOR RETURN OF PROPERTY AND TO SUPPRESS ALL EVIDENCE.
3. AFFIDAVIT OF LINDA THOMPSON IN SUPPORT OF MOTION FOR RETURN OF PROPERTY AND TO SUPPRESS EVIDENCE AND MOTION TO DISMISS FOR LOSS AND DESTRUCTION OF AND FAILURE TO PRODUCE EXCULPATORY EVIDENCE.
4. MOTION TO QUASH THE INDICTMENT AND DISMISS THIS CAUSE FOR INSUFFICIENCY OR IN THE ALTERNATIVE NOTICE OF CHALLENGE TO CONSTITUTIONALITY OF 18 USC 401(3).
5. MEMORADUM OF LAW REGARDING RIGHT TO JURY TRIAL. (The Government is still trying to keep Sweeney from having a Jury Trial).
6. MOTION TO DISMISS FOR VIOLATION OF RIGHT TO SPEEDY TRIAL.
7. STANDING MOTION FOR WITNESS STATEMENTS FOLLOWING TESTIMONY.
8. MOTION FOR EVIDENTIARY HEARING.
9. MOTION TO APPEAR PRO HAC VICE.
10.EXHIBITS IN SUPPORT OF MOTIONS FILED BY THE DEFENDANT ON FEB. 19, 1999.
US Attorney Alex Whiting gets transferred from the "Organized Crime Strike Force Division" to the "Public Corruption and Integrity Unit".
Alex Whiting, from the "Organized Crime Strike Force Division" is the newest US Attorney replacing Sheila Sawyer in handling the Sweeney trial for the Government. WHY???
The Government and their agents continue to deny any wrongdoing as to the seizure of all the Sweeney's personal possessions.
They now say that they took NO INVENTORY when the property was seized and no one will admit to the massive cover-up and possible destruction of valuables, documents and evidence.
U.S. Department of Justice is now suggesting that John Sweeney was attempting to burn down his family homestead.
United States Attorney Sheila Sawyer in letter dated November 9, 1998 to Sweeney attorney states......
"First and foremost the United States Marshals Service did not 'seize' anything belonging to your client on the day of his arrest, other than a couple of 'smoke sticks' which your client apparently contemplated using as an accerelant, and two gas cans located in the basement which appeared to have been rigged to disseminate gas around the perimeter of Sweeney's house"
JOHN SWEENEY is currently demanding his right to a jury trial that will finally expose the known FRAUD and the U.S. Government's cover-up of this FRAUD.
John C. McBride of McBride and Associates, 240 Commercial Street, Boston, MA 02109; 617-367-8844 will be defending John Sweeney against the U.S. Government's false charges.
The firm of HALSEY, RAINS & ASSOCIATES,L.L.C. a professional consulting firm specializing in effective government relations, lobbying, and advocacy, has been retained to represent the Sweeneys before the United States Congress and the Federal
Agencies of the Executive Branch regarding FDIC foreclosure practices in general and the events surrounding and resulting from the Sweeney loan obtained from ComFed Bank.
This effort will address the cover-up of a $4,000,000.00 state court award to the Sweeneys;
destruction of a small business; destruction of home, property and personal possessions;FDIC cost to the taxpayer; FDIC lies to Congress; FDIC lies to the Courts, and FDIC
lies to the IRS.
SPONSORS for this crucial work are needed. Please contact:
LAURIE RAINS, Principal
Halsey, Rains & Associates, L.L.C.
2111 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 600
Arlington, VA 22201
SUPERIOR COURT ORDERS THAT ALL DEFENDANTS MUST ALLOW SWEENEY LAWYERS TO VIEW AND INVENTORY THE SWEENEY'S PERSONAL PROPERTY AND EVIDENCE....Assistant US Attorney tells Sweeney lawyer that no inventory of the Sweeney property was taken at the time the property was seized but in a sworn affidavit the owner of the moving company swears under oath .." I was hired by the F.D.I.C. to move the property and store it in a warehouse. The F.D.I.C. and the U.S. Marshall's office prepared an inventory and documented what goods were removed from the plaintiff's premises."
What really is going on here between the government, the moving company and the Sweeney's possessions and evidence?
Has evidence been tampered with or destroyed?
THE SWEENEY PROPERTY HAS BEEN TRASHED, DESTROYED, MUCH IS MISSING AND THE REMAINDER IS COMPLETELY IN SHAMBLES...At a court ordered viewing it became immediately clear that justice is being obstructed, possible evidence has been tampered with and something is very, very wrong. The FDIC, the U.S. Attorney, the moving company and all the others involved now face serious accountability.
FDIC SELLS BOTH SWEENEY HOUSES..The Hamilton-Wenham Chronicle reported on June 10, 1998 that the Meyer Lane house with ten acres was sold to Manok Yarian of Westwood, MA for $475,000 and that the Bay Road house with four acres was sold to Christina 0'Shea and Kevin Brophy for $320,000.
Hamilton-Wenham Chronicle front page headline "SWEENEYS CONTINUE TO FIGHT FOR ACCESS TO THEIR PROPERTY--There are two 40 foot trailers somewhere with John & Rhetta Sweeney's personal household goods inside. For seven months the Sweeneys having been trying to locate and gain access to the trailers. This Monday they learned that the property has been sold to a third party....Mass. Superior Court in Boston issued a restraining order on September 10 to We Haul, the company contracted by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation [FDIC] to remove the Sweeneys personal belongings......"
SUMMONS & RESTRAINING ORDER ISSUED BY SUFFOLK SUPERIOR COURT
Judge John C. Cratsley...."We command you, said defendant, to immediately disclose to the plaintiff the exact location of the property described in this complaint and shall immediately allow plaintiff's attorneys during reasonable business hours, the opportunity to view and inventory this property, and (2)Defendants shall not sell, dispose of, auction, incinerate, throw out, damage or otherwise alter the property described in this complaint, until further order of this court:"
Motions have now been filed requesting an immediate hearing in front of Judge Keeton to order the Government and it's agents to release all of the possessions and "to preserve exculpatory evidence" essential to John Sweeney's right to a fair trial.
Sheila Sawyer, Assistant US Attorney replaces Timothy Q. Feeley as the Government Prosecutor....WHY?
GOVERNMENT CONTINUES HOLDING ALL OF THE SEIZED SWEENEY POSSESSIONS PREVENTING JOHN SWEENEY FROM GAINING ACCESS TO KEY RECORDS, DOCUMENTS, EVIDENCE AND PERSONAL PROPERTY.... WHY?
What is the Government hiding?
Have key documents and evidence been destroyed or are now missing?
Why does the Government not want Sweeney to have a jury trial?
What really is going on here?
CATO's latest letter
Government wants to keep Sweeney from having a Jury Trial
Assistant U.S. Attorney Timothy Feeley said yesterday he expects to oppose Sweeney's bid for a jury trial.
McBride said it is highly unusual for the government to attempt to block a jury trial. He said he will appeal all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court if necessary to win a jury trial on the contempt charge. He said he will show that the order to force Sweeney to leave his house was illegal.
Sweeney pleads "NOT GUILTY". US Attorney Feeley tells Judge that the penalty could be "$250,000 or LIFE IN PRISON" for Sweeney at the arraignment on Monday.
FDIC requested that US Marshals (Department of Justice) raid and seize the Sweeney property and now the US Attorney says that the Department of Justice has nothing to do with the FDIC in this case.
WHAT'S REALLY GOING ON HERE?"
Recent Federal and State court rulings against the Sweeney property are under appeal.
Hamilton Police are being paid $30/hour, 24 hours a day($720/day) by the FDIC to guard and patrol the Sweeney Property...Since March 1 to April 20 (51 days)
Cost to the taxpayers $36,720 and growing....WHY?
FRONT PAGE ARTICLE in USA JOURNAL April 17-19...A must read!!
CATO's latest letter to the Committees of Correspondence.At 11:18AM (Wednesday March 18) a SECRET GRAND JURY indicted John Sweeney for Criminal Contempt in violation of Title 18, U.S.C. Section 401 (3). He was not notified until he arrived at the court house in Worcester, MA at 2:00PM for his scheduled "Probable Cause" Hearing. By using a Grand Jury to "secretly" indicte John, the Government avoids any public hearing whereby under cross examination they have to prove "Probable Cause" for arresting John in the first place.
FRIDAY, APRIL 17 ARRAIGNMENT AGAIN MOVED TO MONDAY, APRIL 20 @ 10:00 AM IN WORCESTER. Monday is a state holiday (Patriot's Day) in Massachusetts but the Federal Court will be open.
The Arraignment Friday morning was postponed once again until Thursday, April 9,1998 in Worcester at 2:00PM. Magistrate Judge Swartwood wants John Sweeney to have an attorney to represent him. The Judge wanted to immediately appoint one of the Boston Federal Court's "Public Defenders" but Sweeney refused.
"Today is our 33rd wedding anniversary and even in 'exile' from our home and property we are truly blessed. The Lord is faithful and we thank you all for your love and support and for caring" John & Rhetta Sweeney
THE "PROBABLE CAUSE" HEARING FOR CRIMINAL CHARGES AGAINST JOHN SWEENEY IS STILL SCHEDULED FOR 3:00PM WEDNESDAY MARCH 18, 1998 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT LOCATED AT 595 MAIN STREET, WORCESTER, MA. MORE INFORMATION COMING SOON
JOHN SWEENEY IS OUT ON $10,000 BAIL
AFTER BEING CHARGED WITH CRIMINAL CONTEMPT OF COURT AND ACCEPTING THE CONDITIONS OF HIS RELEASE, JOHN RETURNED TO THE STREETS OF WORCESTER, MA, WHICH WERE FILLED WITH REPORTERS, YESTERDAY AFTERNOON. (3/2/98) AFTER INTERVIEWS, JOHN RETURNED TO HAMILTON TO STAY WITH FRIENDS.
Sweeneys preparing for the upcoming "Probable Cause Hearing" in Worcester, MA on Wednesday, March 18,1998 at 3:00PM. Many unanswered questions remain as to the actions of the U.S. Marshals, Judge Harrington, the U.S. Attorney and other law enforcement entities handling the Sweeney arrest and the Criminal Charges.(3/2/98)
HE WAS OPPRESSED AND AFFLICTED, YET HE DID NOT OPEN HIS MOUTH, HE WAS LED LIKE TO A LAMB TO THE SLAUGHTER, AND AS A SHEEP BEFORE HER SHEARERS IS SILENT, SO HE DID NOT OPEN HIS MOUTH.
YESTERDAY (2/28/98) BETWEEN 5 AND 6 PM JOHN SWEENEY WAS ARRESTED AND TAKEN TO ESSEX COUNTY JAIL IN MIDDLETON,MASS. WHERE HE WAS FIRST TAKEN TO THE INFIRMARY, THEN WAS PLACED IN A ONE ROOM CELL BLOCK WITH 60 TO 70 OTHER INMATES. WE ASSUME AT THIS TIME THAT THERE WAS NO WARRANT FOR JOHN'S ARREST, AS HE DOES NOT KNOW OF THE CHARGES AGAINT HIM. HE IS AWAITING ARRAIGNMENT TOMORROW MORNING. P
RHETTA SWEENEY AND BISHOP MARK DYER MET WITH REP. TIERNEY THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 26,1998,IN WASHINGTON,D.C. RHETTA MET WITH REP. D'AMATO THIS MORNING ON CAPITOL HILL.(FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 1998)
THERE WAS A PRESS CONFERENCE HELD TODAY, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 1998, AT THE SWEENEY RESIDENCE WITH JOHN SWEENEY SPEAKING FROM THE BACK DECK OF THE HOUSE.
THERE STILL ARE NO ANSWERS TO THE THE SECRET ORDERS.
KEEP WATCHING THIS PAGE FOR NEWS UPDATES!
RHETTA SWEENEY LEFT THE PROPERTY SEVERAL DAYS AGO. SHE IS NOW IN WASHINGTON, D.C., DEMANDING ANSWERS FROM CONGRESS. U.S.MARSHALS FOLLOWED HER TO CAPITOL HILL AND SERVED HER PAPERS, STATING THAT SHE MAY NEVER RETURN TO HER HOME.
MARSHALS TRYING TO SET UP SWEENEYS ON CRIMINAL CRIMINAL CHARGES!
AN ELDERLY CHURCH VOLUNTEER WAS SERVED NOTICE AT HER HOME BY U.S.MARSHALS, STATING THAT, "IF SHE WENT ON THE SWEENEY PROPERTY AGAIN SHE WOULD BE ARRESTED.
KEEP CHECKING THIS PAGE HOURLY FOR BREAKING EVENTS.
MARSHAL PLAN TO USE "SECRET ORDERS UNDER SEAL" IN RAID ON SWEENEYS IS EXPOSED!
FEDERAL JUDGE HARRINGTON (the same Judge who ruled the $4mm judgment doesn't exist) REFUSES TO OPEN THE 5 SECRET ORDERS UNDER SEAL, AND THE U.S. ATTORNEY REFUSES TO ADMIT THE SECRET ORDERS EVEN EXIST!
FEDS WANTED NEIGHBORS TO SPY ON SWEENEYS.
JANET RENO and U.S. MARSHALS NOTIFIED BY SWEENEY ATTORNEY AS TO UNLAWFUL ORDERS.
Our Qui-Tam website is now copied and ready to go up on various sites in this country and outside the United States should we be shut down.
VERY IMPORTANT: Read the letter from Cato to the "Committees of Correspondence"
Hamilton Town Officials asked to investigate US Marshals/Police Chief spying activities.
Congressional Champions for Private Property Rights contacted for testimony by Sweeneys in upcoming House Banking Committee Hearings.
MAJOR DEVELOPMENTS IN THE NEGOTIATIONS
1. Sweeneys Lawyer Summarizes Negotiations to date.
2. Sweeneys put Massachusetts Governor Cellucci on notice for help.
3. Sweeneys contact FDIC Chairman & Directors directly.
NEW SWEENEY SIEGE CONTACT LIST with phone numbers, faxes and emails so you can call and voice your opinion to those that count and need be held accountable. Please also see "We Need Help" list.
JANET RENO SPEAKS OUT-MEDIATION EFFORTS MOVE FORWARD.
Janet Reno is now aware or the Sweeney situation, and serious efforts at mediation continue. Please keep watching this site for breaking updates on a regular basis.
Senator Bruce Tarr of Massachusetts met with the Sweeney family informing them that Congressional leaders are assisting him in scheduling talks with FDIC Chairman Hove in Washington. Bishop Mark Dyer, a member of the Sweeney mediation team, and Senator Tarr hope to schedule this meeting as soon as possible.
In addition, Senator Tarr reaffirmed his commitment to schedule hearings before the Massachusetts Senate, investigating the violations of state law against the Sweeneys.
Senator Tarr also assured the Sweeneys that he would continue to assist D. A. Burke with criminal prosecutions against the individuals who knowingly, unlawfully, removed and concealed the Sweeneys’ original state court records.
Major media and their television and radio crews are surrounding our property, waiting to see if U.S. Marshals will move in to try to seize our home saying that "they are only following orders". Orders which the U.S.Marshals know are not valid and have been obtained through fraud.
WE ARE NOT LEAVING!
MEDIATION SHOULD CONTINUE:
Assisting the Sweeneys are Bishop Mark Dyer, and Massachusetts Senator Bruce Tarr. In a letter dated December 9, 1997, to Judge Mazzone -- acting mediator between the Sweeneys and the FDIC -- Senator Tarr raises important unresolved issues, to include:
1. Federal Jurisdiction in the Sweeney case.
2. Violations of Massachusetts Criminal Statutes against the Sweeneys, including tampering and concealment -- by ComFed lawyers --of their original state court $4 million judgment.
3. Massachusetts legislative oversight.
PLEASE send a email to Senator Tarr at BTarr@senate.state.ma.us to thank him and tell him you support his leadership.
Please see "WE NEED HELP" for details. Thank you and God Bless You.
PARTIAL LIST OF SCHEDULED RADIO TALK SHOWS:
Tonight: January 10th
WRKO 680AM, Boston, MA 9:00-10:00PM
PRI Public Radio International 10:00-11:00PM
MEDIATOR ENDS MEDIATION... Judge's Orders lift the "cease and desist" restraint of US Marshals as of 5:00PM, Monday, January 5, 1998.
BREAKING NEWS...."SWEENEY versus The Feds may be reaching crisis stage"
Hamilton Wenham Chronicle front page headlines, Wednesday December 17, 1997
A Blessed and HAPPY NEW YEAR and a heartfelt "Thank you" for all of your prayers and support during these difficult times from the entire Sweeney Family.
Shadow's Christmas Prayer
A Prayer for the Sweeney Family
Because no legislative correction has been made by Congress with respect to the FDIC/RTC's unlawful application of the D’Oench Duhme doctrine, we have requested further Congressional inquiries be made by the U. S. Senate Governmental Affairs Committee; U. S. Senate Banking Committee; and U. S. House Banking Committees.
We stated in our correspondence to the U. S. Congress on Thanksgiving Day, "As you celebrate your Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays - please remember that for many families there cannot be a holiday celebration because of criminal acts by federal agencies. In fact, many families have lost their homes because of the FDIC/RTC’s unlawful use of the D’Oench Duhme doctrine."
The Sweeney family has requested further Congressional inquiries be made by the U. S. Senate Governmental Affairs Committee because additional research during the mediation process has produced many new facts.
See Current Update Archive (Day 167-173) for further details.
A formal request for CRIMINAL PROSECUTION directed at those individuals responsible for the unlawful tampering of our original state court records and the subsequent concealment of our $4 million dollar judgment has been made to Massachusetts Essex County D.A., Kevin Burke.
See Current Update Archive (Day 161-166) and Criminal for further details.
Sadly there is still no word concerning Linda Thompson's son David who has been missing since September 19,1997.
Please check out her web site about David. http://www.snowhill.com/~lindat/index.html
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The SWEENEY MEDIATION BRIEF is now on the internet for the world to see.
See the Table of Contents, the Full Text, and the Index of Exhibits.
The brief was submitted to Judge A. David Mazzone, the mediator, on September 12, 1997 at his request and contains all the facts and NEW EVIDENCE that has been discovered. For further details see Mediation
Senator Cheryl A. Jacques, Chairperson of the Massachusetts Senate Post Audit and Oversight Committee, has asked Congressman John F. Tierney to join her in requesting the GAO (General Accounting Office) to investigate the FDIC abuse and handling of the case of the Sweeney family in Hamilton, Massachusetts. Please contact Congressman Tierney to voice your support. The Honorable John F. Tierney, Massachusetts 6th District , 17 Peabody Square, Peabody, MA 01960; Phone 508-531-1669; Fax: 508-531-1996 or 120 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, DC 20015; Phone: 202-225-8020, fax: 202-225-5915. (For details see Current Update Archive (Day 125-138)
EXTREMELY DISTRESSING NEWS...Our Lawyer Linda Thompson's sixteen year old son "David" is missing and is believed to have been kidnapped.. Please see Current Update Archive (Day 110-124) for details and how you can help.
and Faith Sweeney testified yesterday (9-18-97) at public hearings held
by the Massachusetts Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulations
(OCABR) investigating mortgage lending fraud and abuses.
See "Current Update Archive (Day 106-109)
facts keep coming to the surface. Please see "Current
second mediation hearing was held yesterday (September 12, 1997). More
facts continue to come to light concerning "Collusion, Conflicts and Deceit"
by the attorneys representing the FDIC/RTC. (See "Current
FDIC has again requested to postpone mediation hearings for the third week.
We will hopefully be having the meeting soon. The delay has actually been
very helpful to us because many new facts are coming to the surface. Please
Update Archive" for some of the most recent facts that have come to light.
More facts are coming daily . . .
Massachusetts State Senate Post Audit & Oversight Committee Chairman, Cheryl A. Jacques, requests and refers an investigation concerning whether or not our rights have been infringed upon by federal agencies, particularly the FDIC, to the United States General Accounting Office (GAO). See "Current Update Archive" for details.
New evidence is coming to the surface concerning court documents. Mediation talks continue with optimism.
Mediation talks are now in process. A "court order" has been put
in place by the Judge staying any action by the U.S. Marshals while good faith mediation proceeds.
Sweeney Support Picnic was held on Saturday, August 2, 1997 at 11:00AM. (See "Current Update Archive" for details)
The United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit has ordered parties to attend mediation on Wednesday, August 6, 1997 at 10:30 AM in Boston, MA.
This week we have sent a proposed "draft" Relief Bill to Congressman John Tierney and Senator John Kerry asking that
they consider introducing it before the Congress which would bring us immediate relief and end this situation.
At the suggestion of many supporters a "Sweeney Defense Fund" has been opened up to help with the mounting legal, operational and administrative expenses. Please see "WE NEED HELP" for details. Thank you and God Bless you.
Massachusetts State Senator Bruce Tarr and other state delegates have written to Acting FDIC Chairman Andrew Hove requesting that settlement talks begin after eviction proceedings are halted for a sufficient period of time (30, 60, 90 days) and that a mutually adopted set of agreeable rules be created by which negotiations can begin. (Click Tarr Letter 7/11/97)
Copies of this letter were sent by Senator Tarr to:
Senator Edward Kennedy
Senator John Kerry
Congressman John Tierney
Governor William Weld
U.S. Marshals Service
John & Rhetta Sweeney
Massachusetts Grand and General Court
Attorney General Janet Reno
Sweeney Press Release, July 9, 1997
See Sweeney Settlement proposal sent to Secretary of the U. S. Treasury and the FDIC on Thursday, July 3, 1997. (Click on Settlement talks) FDIC Threats: New mail from the Acting Chairman, Andrew Hove of the FDIC.
Mr. TRAFICANT. Mr. Speaker, in Boston for the last 14 days the Sweeney family has literally barricaded their property, fighting the Federal Government who they say is trying to take their home. Now, I do not know who is right or wrong in this case, but one thing is for sure. Many American people are fed up with fat cat government bureaucrats. Open your eyes, Congress. EPA, IRS, FBI, FDIC, ATF, intimidation, liens and seizures, technicalities, regulations, on and on, and every single day more messages and signals keep coming to Washington; and no one here seems to be listening.
Mr. Speaker, it is not just Texas and Idaho, now it is Michigan, New York, and even the wealthy suburbs of Boston. I say, Mr. Speaker, what is next? Maybe another Tea Party? Do not be surprised when a nation that forgets their history is many times apt to revisit it.
Sweeneys request invitation to testify at U.S. House Banking Committee meeting scheduled for February 24, 1998.
Massachusetts Senator Tarr and Representative Clark have asked the Massachusetts Office of the Attorney General to investigate alleged wrongdoing in the Middlesex Superior Court.
ATTORNEY GENERAL JANET RENO is asked to begin Criminal Prosecution of FDIC Employees.
The Town of Hamilton Planning Board voted unanimously to request that the U. S. Treasury's Inspector General investigate allegations of fraud relative to the Sweeney property.