Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Maximum Hypocrisy: Letter From Paul Bergrin

This is a letter from Paul Bergrin that was written while he was in MDC Brooklyn awaiting trial. The letter was previously posted on the main page of the website I had up for Paul which was recently hacked by an unknown party and removed yesterday by me. The letter is exactly as Paul wrote it.

Maximum Hypocrisy - The Untold Story



As a soldier, attorney, humanitarian, and human being, I witnessed violations of international law, treaties, inhumane conduct, and blatant, intentional lies by the highest levels of the United States government; by individuals who would condone human rights atrocities and then hypocritically and publicly condemn such actions.

I now realize why I am imprisoned and the vociferous attempts to impugn my integrity,
morality, and veracity. I have the ability to connect these atrocious abominations committed against Prisoners of War, Enemy Combatants, Insurgents, and even Civilians, to the highest levels of our national government and cause our enemy, foe, and ally to have significant contempt and disdain for our country. I could prove that North Korea, Iraq, Iran, and China’s violations of human rights pale in comparison to the precedent and actions of the United States America.

There exists not another human being, who has such unique vast and vital experiences, firsthand and indisputable knowledge, as well as information ascertained through copious investigative mechanisms. As an attorney and retired Army Major, I can eviscerate the alleged morality of a system and political idealism and prove the nexus to this realism. I can categorically and unequivocally prove the hypocrisy of our government leaders’ grave miscarriages of justice, which resulted in immeasurably and unjustified suffering with no benefits whatsoever.

The motivation to silence me and the rewards for achieving this objective is unparalleled history.

In March of 1987, I was recruited for employment at the Office of the United States Attorney, District of New Jersey, by United States Attorney Thomas Graulich and First Assistant Thomas Roth. I had a successful career as a State Homicide Prosecutor. Shortly after being hired as a federal prosecutor, the administration changed and the new United States Attorney was Samuel Alito, First Assistant Michael Chertoff, and Criminal Division Chief Paul Fishman. During these years, I excelled and was given one of the premier prosecutions in the office, United States v. Gerald Winters, et. al., also known as the Candyman Commercial Terrorism case. In or about 1990, the Office indicted and prosecuted Detectives Thomas Gilsenan and Ralph Cicalese, two Essex Country Prosecutor’s detectives, well known by us for RICO and corruption. As the result of my federal employment and knowledge of these defendants, I was as a defense witness and called to testify on their behalf.

My albatross and nemesis would be this testimony, as Alito, Chertoff, Fishman, and others attempted to coerce, intimidate, and even threatened me against testifying truthfully. They all attempted to suborn perjury and collectively warned me that I should get amnesia upon the witness stand. I was told that if I were to offer favorable evidence to the defense that the consequences and ramifications of it would detrimentally affect my position as a federal and employment in the office. I testified truthfully and to the best of my recollection.

During my testimony, Alito sat in the center of the courtroom, stared me down, attempted to intimidate me and when I would go to the courthouse to watch the trial, again attempt to intimidate me. Chertoff ordered Chief John Fahy to warn me against testifying and to inform me how disloyal I was being. Although I complained and repulsed Fahy’s threats to the and voiced my objection to my treatment, I knew I had made enemies for life. Subsequent to the jury’s verdict, I was in an office to the sixth floor of the federal building. I had no desk, secretary, telephone, files, cases, and was scorned by office personnel. There were no other federal prosecutors on this floor and my career with the Justice Department essentially over. I resigned as a federal prosecutor in 1991 and went into private practice in the District of New Jersey. I had met my obligations pursuant to a legally issued subpoena and knew there be retaliation.

In 1991, while this administration remained in power, I was falsely accused and indicted for conspiracy to tamper with evidence and tampering evidence, knowingly false accusations, devoid of any merit whatsoever. I remained under indictment for two years, despite conclusive proof of my actual innocence. It devastated my private practice, so the intent of this baseless case was achieved. Three days prior to commencement of trial, wherein I would have been vindicated, Chertoff’s good friend, Howard Shapiro, alleged conflict of counsel, dismissed all charges against me in the interests of justice. Their objective of destroying me had been but never over.

Samuel Alito would depart from his tenure as New Jersey United States Attorney and be elevated by the Republicans and Bush Administration to the Third Circuit Court of Appeals. Alito’s long term alliance with David Addington, a Federalist like Alito and arch conservative Republican, would be my nemesis. Addington became Chief of Staff and legal counsel to Vice President Cheney and lead Cheney and Rumsfeld’s personal war on terror. Addington, along with White House Counsel Alberto Gonzales, would change history by re-defining the term “torture,” in clear contravention to humanity and law and promote memo upon memo wrongfully and unlawfully espousing Rumsfeld and Cheney’s position of permissible torture during interrogations. Furthermore, Addington and Gonzales would mislead agency heads on permissible interrogation techniques, with the approval of the White House; and when Chertoff served as Chief of the Criminal Division, Department of Justice, Washington, D.C., he would wrongfully and also unlawfully support their position. Directors from the CIA and other intelligence agencies detrimentally relied upon Addington, Gonzales, and Chertoff in advising their operatives, agents, and soldiers in the field on permissible conduct, while knowing their opinions intentionally breached the American Code of Law and espoused what were in essence war crimes against humanity. As the lead counsel to Abu Ghraib , I learned of the actions by these parties and sought them along with Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld, Stephen Cambone (Deputy to Rumsfeld on intelligence), Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz as witnesses. All to no avail. They knew I was aware of their memos, orders to torture, which I publicly proclaimed my interviews with the media, especially Al-Jazeera, motions, and legal work.

In 2000, Alito, at the behest of Addington and the Bush administration, gave a speech before the Federalist Society. Alito would be involved in giving new and unprecedented powers to Bush and his administration.

Paul Fishman , my former Chief in the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Criminal Division, would move into the Justice Department, Washington, D.C. and Chertoff, who was United States Attorney in New Jersey after Alito, would also be empowered with new appointments, from heading the Department of Justice’s Criminal Division from 2001-2003, to a Cabinet level as the Secretary of Homeland Security from 2005 to the end of the Bush administration.

My ardent, vociferous, and aggressive betrayal of the Bush administration in my quest to zealously represent scapegoated soldiers on the Abu Ghraib case, Objective Iron Triangle debacle, and my appeal of tank commander Staff Sergeant Leon Parker (who was being crucified and wrongfully charged with criminal negligent homicide) lead to my demise. The hierarchy of the men I challenged continued to rise to unprecedented power in our nation. They all knew and feared my tenacity and intelligence by observing my public display of discrediting the highest levels of our government. Most importantly, they knew it had to be curtailed at all costs. Consequently, here I sit in the Metropolitan Detention Center, Brooklyn, New York, wrongfully convicted by the word of convicted felons, who were given benefits beyond comprehension, to accuse and testify against me; and facing life in prison with no parole.

I was the one who constantly and publicly publicized the fact that the United States violated international law, ordered the cruel and inhumane torture of men, women, and children in the name of national security, lied to the international and national communities as to our government’s knowledge of the conduct and actions which lead to legal violations. I took the lead and scrutinized our government’s actions. I brought further evidence our government’s attempt to desperately conceal such atrocities. It was I who challenged the Bush administration stop scapegoating the lowly soldiers and to finally tell the world the truth.

The knowledge I gained during the scope of my representation made me a threat to the reputation, integrity, and influence of the United States in the eyes of the entire world, among foe and ally alike.

I know about torture recommendations, murder of prisoners of war, water boarding, starvation, beatings, closed quarter isolation booth prisoners, especially Muslims, being forced into nudity, in the wearing of female garments to demoralize them for intelligence, threats with vicious dogs, sleep deprivation, hangings with chains, binding of wrists and ankles off the ground, all by order of the Bush administration. I knew in 2006, prior to the Obama ordering the release of such information, the infamous Bush torture memos.

I made telephone inquiries with the ACLU, a Constitutional Law professor at Seton Hall Law School, co-counsel on Abu Ghraib, Guy Womack, and defamed Sgt. Javal Davis of Abu Ghraib. I revealed that I was going to change military history and renew my attack on the American government and its war crimes; that I was moving to reverse the convictions of all Abu Ghraib case soldiers because the defense was denied crucial intelligence information, which I demanded, but was denied, and which would have proven the soldiers of Abu Ghraib were merely following the orders of the intelligence community. Prior to my achieving these objectives, I was indicted in New York in a case the federal government clearly had a hand in and would become a major part of my federal indictment.

Additionally, I demoralized the New Jersey U.S. Attorney’s Office with my acquittal before a jury of Carmine Dente, Jr. in United States v. Carmine Dente. Jr., a case wherein the Federal Bureau of Investigation and United States Attorney’s Office sought a conviction to publicize the need to protect witnesses. As they prepared for their victory speech, the jury egg on their face with a not guilty verdict and it was I who gave the victory speech,

My ability to tie together all the personnel cases, criminal acts and conduct of our government set into motion the retaliatory indictment and case against me. What is also important to note is how I can reveal the relationships developed between federal laws, enforcement agencies, and the highest levels of government officials. I was a thorn to their continued deception and lies. While their Counsel Gonzales became United States Attorney , John Ashcroft, United States Attorney General, befriended a lowly attorney named Chris Christie, who later came to reward Ashcroft with a major monetary contract. The foundation of the Bush legacy was under attack by me and now all the power players had to depict their loyalty to Bush and guard his administration’s integrity or they would also potentially fall with him and be exposed. More importantly, they had to protect the criminal actions and conduct of our nation from being revealed.

Upon my retention in the Abu Ghraib in or about April of 2004, I lived the war on terror. There was not an investigation that was endorsed and conducted that remained unread. There was not a federal law enforcement or intelligence agency that I did not scrutinize. I incessantly read thousands and thousands of reports and evidence, included, but not limited to, from the Schlesinger report, Taguba report, Central Intelligence Agency, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Army Criminal Investigation Division, Inspector General’s Office, International Red Cross reports and memorandum, Iraq’s Survey Group, Special Operation’s Command, Naval Intelligence Agency, Defense Intelligence Agency, State Department , United States Senate reports, Fay-Jones report, Task Force 121 reports, Army secret e-mails system messages in Washington, D.C. I ordered depositions of vital and seminal military commanders, and more.

Additionally, I interviewed every accused soldier in Abu Ghraib and Iron Triangle copiously and befriended them. They believed in me and confided their inner most thoughts and knowledge to me. I repeatedly made trips to Iraq, despite threats of death, capture, torture, severe bodily injury, and incapacitation by my own government under the guise of a hold-harmless letter. The soldiers knew I risked my life and liberty for them and would never betray them. They opened up to me. I traveled to the Abu Ghraib prison site on multiple occasions with an interpreter and both interviewed and video-taped prisoners. I observed first-hand the torture facilities and spoke to an undisclosed number of soldiers and civilians with intelligence, all the while gathering knowledge and first-hand knowledge of what was occurring in Iraq and Afghanistan. I lived in the field with the soldiers to gain their confidences and even spent multiple days in the Green Zone, Iraq, where I confronted and spoke to unidentified government intelligence agents, who ended up warning me that there would be retaliation against me and that my name and actions are known by the highest levels of our government, who did not want what I learned disclosed. intelligence officers disclosed the murder of Iraqi General Manadel al-Jamadi at Abu Ghraib and told me that they also feared being scapegoated because they were ordered to extract intelligence information from Jamadi at all costs. They physically beat him to death.

During my trips to Washington, D.C., I and my investigator Sgt. Richard Russell read thousands of e-mails sent to the highest levels of our government, civilian and military, advising them of the worst scenarios of torture, war crimes, and crimes against humanity. So, I was acutely and innately aware that our government habitually lied about not condoning torture and being unaware it was occurring. I was the attorney who found and called Major David Dinenna as a witness and learned that as a commander at Abu Ghraib hr had pleaded for a cease or halt to the war crimes. He witnessed inhumane treatment of men, women, and children detained at Abu Ghraib. Dinnera complained about the contractors the United States hired that provided worm infested food, spoiled meals, and six (6) spot a pots of portable toilets for over a thousand prisoners, insufficient water, the imprisonment of children and women in order to potentially gain intelligence from a target, not interviewing detainees for years, killing of detainees, sweep and imprisonment of innocent civilians, the monitoring of the outside camps and its deplorable living conditions, including over-crowding, rapes, and much more. I confirmed all the messages read as I personally viewed and witnessed the Abu Ghraib facility and interviewed a plethora of individuals, including prisoners. My jaw dropped repeatedly as countless horror stories were of rape conditions to which our government subjected men, women, and children.
These conditions had to be endured. I knew I had opened a can of worms and Pandora’s box and why the International Red Cross was refused access to the prison and prisoners by the Bush administration. Now, I made myself a witness to conditions and treatment of human beings similar to the Nazis during World War II. Words cannot describe our mistreatment of human .

My relationship with the accused six soldiers in the Abu Ghraib case, my viewing of thousands of photographs, my covert conversations with intelligence officers, both civilian and military, made me a threat to our government.

Subsequent to Abu Ghraib, I played a major role in our soldiers’ defense in the case known as Objective Iron Triangle; the 101stassault on the Island of Samarra and an Rule of Engagement to kill every single military age male on the Island. In addition, I participated in liberating First Armor Division tank commander Leon Parker, who was accused and eventually convicted in the friendly fire death of young American soldiers. I knew our government was scapegoating all the accused soldiers and that the orders in the Objective Iron Triangle also came from the White House. My efforts to reveal the origination of the orders was stymied by the Commander, who revealed them while asserting his Fifth Amendment privilege to remain silent. Our democratic and just government refused to grant him immunity; so I could him and prove Bush, Cheney, and Rumsfeld hands were dirty again.

For three years, my life was placed on hold to prove my theory that the United States government was scapegoating the young and low level soldiers, while the government escaped responsibility.

I was the attorney who incessantly spoke with Al-Jazeera news and attempted to bait our government into accepting responsibility for war crimes. I repeatedly challenged White House policy and the Bush legacy.

Through my efforts, I was able to ascertain that Israeli agents were involved in the torture and interrogation of detainees at Abu Ghraib. This fact would have driven the Muslim community ballistic and compelled our government to intentionally lie to key and strategic allies in its alleged war on terror. I was able to confirm the fact as I was the only Abu Ghraib attorney depose Brigadier General Janis Karpinski Commander of the 372Company and an Abu scapegoat. She personally spoke to Israeli agents at Abu Ghraib, but was warned to keep her mouth shut.

As I personally witnessed the dried blood in the torture chambers at Abu Ghraib, I literally cried myself to sleep as I envisioned and re-envisioned hysterical persons pleading for their release and my help. I uncovered the gory details of how United States agents beat to death General Manadel al-Jamadi and the indignant manner of how he was treated even in death. I spent hours with Army Specialist Sabrina Harman at Victory Base, Baghdad and in the Green Zone as she recounted his physical condition in a black body bag filled with ice as he was dumped at Abu Ghraib in the early summer morning hours. His blood soaked and badly beaten face and body cried for assistance as he pleaded for mercy. I later determined that the agents who criminally caused Jamadi’s death were being investigated by our government and federal prosecutor John Durham. I pleaded with standby attorney Larry Lustberg to ask if I could testify, but my efforts were thwarted. What a grave miscarriage of justice! I witnessed as Army Sabrina Harman was prosecuted for preserving evidence and photography General Manadel al-Jamadi while the government agents, who beat him to death and the same White House officials who ordered and approved the torture escaped prosecution and punishment.

As my experiences in Iraq developed, I learned about Ghost Detainees and hiding captured or seized prisoners and detainees by throwing them into Abu Ghraib unnoticed under a false number or by number. I was able to put together how this violated international law and exposed it during my depositions of Major General Barbara Fast, who was in charge of intelligence in Iraq and General Geoffrey Miller, who was personally sent and ordered by Rumsfeld to Abu Ghraib and Iraq to teach torture and inhumanity in the name of intelligence gathering. I mistakenly revealed my knowledge of war crimes as I took the lead in deposing the highest levels of our military command. The extent of my confirmations made during interrogations of our strategic commanders in Iraq opened me up to retaliation. I should have never demanded copies of torture memos. I made my knowledge public. Furthermore, my public revelation of Objective Iron Triangle’s Rule of Engagement opened me up to contempt and scorn by our government.

I further connected the dots when my visit to Abu Ghraib and Iraq revealed that Rumsfeld had been repeatedly visiting the Abu Ghraib prison, while our government continued to deny knowledge and involvement in abuse and torture. I learned from soldiers themselves that Rumsfeld was inspiring torture and abuse and motivating soldiers to violate international laws of .

As I delved deeper and deeper into what had gone wrong in Iraq and Afghanistan, and as my compassion to save the life and liberty of our young soldiers increased, my old friend, Michael Chertoff’s name repeatedly popped up. I had known that Addington and Gonzales had redefined torture to only include permanent disfigurement and injury, but Central Intelligence agents informed me that it was Chertoff, who condoned inhumanity, while advising their Director. I read Chertoff’s confirmation hearing testimony for Secretary at Homeland Security, and now knew he lied under oath about his involvement and knowledge of war crimes in Iraq. I could also now see the intricate connection between the Department of Justice headed by Bush ally Ashcroft and then Gonzalez, Addington, Alito, and Chertoff. I could see how the FBI, who had agents at Abu Ghraib and throughout Iraq torturing prisoners and committing war crimes against humanity, and eventually Chris Christie, all had similar motives to thwart my integrity, existence, and scorn me as a public source of information. My demand for Albert Gonzales as a witness at Javal Davis’ court martial made my knowledge of the vicious circle and cycle .

As Ascroft left his position as United States Attorney General, he would use his strong connection to Bush and their devout friendship to get Chris Christie selected as United States Attorney. He would pass his baton of being the head federal prosecutor to Albert Gonzales, who continued to mislead the American public about America’s awareness and involvement in war crimes and international law violations; even if it meant false testimony under oath at hearings. But, I knew the truth and demanded accountability, as I repeatedly called for the testimony of individuals.

Christie’s allegiance to Ashcroft and Bush would be repaid in his pursuit of me and in his political patronage and reward of Missouri attorney Ashcroft with a forty (40) million dollar, no bid, no compete contract for legal work in New Jersey. At the time of my indictment, I had to further suffer Christie’s insolence as a powerful New Jersey governor, with ties to the FBI, DOJ, the White House; and aspirations of someday living on Pennsylvania Avenue. Christie had to lend love and support to the Bush administration for their confidence in appointing him. If he to ascend to the White House, this component of American history must never be revealed.

Through my efforts, I proved that the six (6) rogue Military Police officers as cried out by Bush on national television were not solely responsible for the inhumanity and crimes in Iraq. The photos clearly established that every intelligence agency under the command of our White House was superiorly responsible. Yet, the magnitude of the lies committed before our United States Senate Committee hearings, to the American and international communities, our allies and even foes were unchecked and undeterred. I tried to do this and make the difference. No other attorney in the entire Abu Ghraib or Iron Triangle case ever came close to my revelations, for discovery, and efforts.

The spirit of Abu Ghraib carried over to my legal representation in Objective Iron Triangle, as three (3) young enlisted men were being accused of premeditated murder. The military and the White House were seeking to imprison them for life. If I had not used the media to portray this grave miscarriage of justice, they would all be serving life imprisonment with no opportunity to ever be paroled. Factually, they were ordered to kill every military aged male on the Island Samarra upon contact. When they took prisoners, they were chastised and accused of disobeying orders. When they shot and killed the prisoners they took, they were called murderers. The White House again used the life again of the low level soldier to appease the Muslim and international community because Iraq’s soldiers were on the mission and cried out about the conduct. My legal work proved the soldiers were following orders and that they were scapegoated. We accepted minimal pleas of guilty to avoid the potential consequence of life in prison. The message we got out was the insurmountable amount of scapegoating against those incapable of defending themselves against the White House and the lies and fallacy about the cooperative military efforts between American troops and Iraqi soldiers. This blatant lie was proven as our soldiers refused to go on mission with Iraqi soldiers and the level of malfeasance and distrust was evident. In the Article 32 Hearing of the three Iron Triangle soldiers, I proved how our soldiers hated working with and going on missions with Iraqi Soldiers, proof the Bush especially lied to the entire world.

I opened eyes with my vigorous defense of our soldiers and brought the issues out in the open. Even attempts to deter me through the New York indictment did not hinder my representation of these kids. When the New York indictment did not slow me down, the Feds took action. When a million dollar bail in New York for non-violent accusations of prostitution and money laundering did not keep me incarcerated, the Feds stepped in to detain me without bail. I learned that New York authorities, specifically New York Police Detective Myles Mahady and FBI agent Shawn Brokos , were working hand in hand and communicated daily. A fact that remains uncontroverted even to today.

The attempts by our government to conceal the Rule of Engagement (R.O.E.) on Objective Iron Triangle would have been accomplished if not for my zealousness. This revelation lead to the liberation of these young soldiers and prevented a life of misery. All free as of today.

Leon Parker was a veteran soldier on his second tour of Iraqi and an exceptional combatant and leader by all standards. When a fellow tank crew man accidentally died during a combat mission, Bush had to blame someone and he became the scapegoat. When I visited him imprisoned in Mannheim, Germany and met his wife and seven infant children, I scorned with contempt the White House and our military for what they had done to this young hero; who was to die for his country. I called upon Stars and Stripes, the newspaper read world-wide by all American soldiers, to publicize our plight. They gave me front page photo and coverage and I Bush and his evil administration. That was the nail in my coffin of success as I followed it with the United States v. Dente acquittal and they followed with life imprisonment Paul.

My final links in connecting the dots was accomplished throughout my tours in luxurious Iraq. I spoke to at least fifty employees of Halliburton and their subsidiary contractors on all the outposts and military bases. I visited Victory Base, the Green Zone , Abu Ghraib, Fallujah, and Forward Operating Base, Mosul. Additionally, I staged several nights with civilian contractors and Halliburton employees. I met at Baghdad Airport, in their luxury facility at the Marriott Hotel, Kuwait. I learned that the average salary paid to them was over $130,000 per year, tax free, while the American soldier averaged about $30,000. It was rare when a civilian employee risked life or limb, but common for the soldier. Halliburton contracted with foreign nations such as the Philippines, for employees to work on American bases, paid these foreign nationals peanuts, yet billed the American taxpayer extraordinarily. It was one big joke to the civilian and comical as they put it. The money being paid by taxpayers made Cheney’s and Bush’s cronies wealthy, while the young soldier died, suffered severe Post Traumatic Stress Disorder or was maimed by bombs and small arms fire. When it was revealed that there never were weapons of mass destruction, we had no out strategy. The whole objective behind the Iraq war came to light. I was someone who could put into perspective all the profits made by the politicians and the elevations in states achieved by them. I also realized how powerful the indignant, self-proclaimed righteous men who rose to the highest levels of our society, Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld, , Chertoff, Christie, Fishman, amongst others, were. 

Maximum Hypocrisy 


Anonymous said...


Vicky Gallas said...

@Anonymous -

Well, since you're praising US District Judge Jose Linares, I will add a thought about something that he should consider when granting the government all of these extensions. I believe the new deadline following the latest extension for the government to respond to Paul's Rule 33 motion is February 15th...

In the government's extension requests they consistently refer to the fact that this is a voluminous case. No kidding? The government made it what it is. US District Judge William Martini warned about this and ended up with a recusal from the Third Circuit Court of Appeals. The government created this case, much of it out of thin air, but that's beside the point and I mean they chose to pursue it and file it this way for reasons.

A main reason the case requires so much time and research is the government's intention to confuse the jury, Paul Bergrin, and the world. The entire case is lies, misinformation and deception, and that only works with a voluminous case. Nothing can be clear or everyone would see right through it. Hell, I get confused about various issues at times and I've been reading all of this stuff since 2010! Sheesh it's going into year 7.

Some areas of the case are easier than others to get a grasp on. The Kemo murder conspiracy is complicated by many factors, including the government colluding with numerous mainstream media editors willing to print whatever they say to print. Because of this one ends up in long arguments about crap that never even happened. For example, it must be clear that Anthony Young was the only one to ever claim that Paul said the infamous "No Kemo, No case" statement. Even years after the last trial we get some idiot on abovethelaw.com using it as a quote and twisting its origin to something different than what the government has actually claimed for years. Of course this is all engineered by the government to confuse everyone.

The case is voluminous because the government made it that way purposely, so please, let's not allow them to use that as an excuse when they repeatedly request extensions. John Gay should know this case inside and out, as after all is said and done, he created it!

Time to make the government keep their own flippin' schedule and respond.

Vicky Gallas said...

A couple of things here...

1. The government made another extension request on February 14, 2017. The new date they claim the Rule 33 response will be filed by is February 28th. I'm doubtful they'll keep the schedule though.

2. Before I forget - Someone asked me what anyone could do about Paul being held in ADX Florence. Well, Larry Lustberg needs to have his office research the case Sal Magluta's attorney filed against the federal government to get him out of the dump. Not sure of the date, but 2010 sticks in my mind. Sal was in ADX Florence and the lawsuit is the only reason he was transferred out. In case you're unaware, name is Salvador Magluta.

Anonymous said...

What is judge Linares waiting for to help Mr Bergrin defend his case in a decent way
I mean being able to contact his attorneys as frequently necessary as well as his family with a freedom of speech and movement that belongs to any normal democracy.
Putting Mr Bergrin in ADX Florence is another criminal act according to me. This
case is nothing but an accumulation of injustices. When will we see something
fair on behalf of the government, why not do something before it is too late to
settle the case in an honest way.

Anonymous said...

Yes, this case of Sal Magluta sounds interesting to help Mr Bergrin get out of these
crazy SAM rules that have no reason to be there. Who in the world ever gave permission
for such rules to be applied. Judge Linares must understand that no one can defend
their case properly under such conditions, hardly no communications with the outside locked up 23h out of 24h. We live in year 2017 not in the medieval times. All this
makes no more sense to everybody, we are waiting and waiting and waiting for what!
Please Judge Linares, do something! Muchas gracias.

Anonymous said...

On February 22nd Judge Linares has denied to Mr Bergrin the right to an attorney
for his rule 2255. Many like me will consider this as another injustice in this case
because even the worst murderers are entitled to have an attorney for their defense
despite all circumstances. Everyone in the outside considers this as another nail
to kill Mr Bergrin on his cross. Soon this man will become a martyr like Jesus.
What will be the next nail nailed in this mans body and soul. Lets guess!!!!!!!!

Vicky Gallas said...

@ the last Anonymous -

Yes, I have the order from Judge Linares, but this is not unusual at all. The only unusual part is that Paul is in ADX Florence and has SAMs. Inmates are rarely allowed an attorney on a 2255, unless it advances.

William Baskerville did all of his own writing and filing on his 2255 case, and I do expect the case to advance. Rakeem Baskerville tried to get it done, but was always denied for being out of time? Why was he always out of time and late on everything from the beginning? Because he was transferred to a list of facilities and often in SHU and with each move they lost more of his file and legal documents. As a matter of fact, Rakeem was in Florence, Colorado at some point, but I do not recall if he was in ADX or a different facility in the FCC Florence - I will reach out and ask him. He doesn't discuss it if he was in the ADX and just says it was a very bad time in Colorado. Anyway, BOP measures an inmate's stack of legal papers when he transfers out of a facility and Rakeem started out with some number in the high 70s in inches and by the time he was able to visit a law library and send something to the court, it was 30 something inches. So they lost or stole more than half of his legal papers.

But the BOP ADX Florence staff will make damn sure Paul never accomplishes filing much of anything, because that's how they roll. Of course that's why the government secured Paul's transfer to ADX Florence to begin with, and also to kill him. I view it as possible that the government has a kill list and he's one person on it.

Why would I make such a bold assertion? I downloaded a bunch of documents from 2 of Sal Magluta's cases filed in Colorado - there were 6 or 7 cases filed against BOP in Colorado alone - more elsewhere when Magluta wasn't in ADX Florence. And by the way, bad news - It's hard to tell the dates until you read it all thoroughly and I have only skimmed thus far, but it looks like Magluta was transferred out of ADX Florence in 2010, probably as a result of his lawsuit; however, he was transferred back to ADX Florence in 2013, and is currently there. After reading through the complaints describing what staff did to him and then later, and still today, have obstructed all discovery processes, I threw-up, literally. Makes the good ole US of A look more like a third world country during the Dark Ages. If there is a kill list, Magluta is also on it. But hey - I'm going to publish and discuss all of it on my other blog soon!

Anonymous said...

I also read that at ADX Florence, there is a bunch of doctors and dentist and staff that voluntarily poison slowly the prisoners under the order of the government so that
they can die slowly and make it look like a natural death. These persons are truly
REAL CRIMINALS, nowadays we don't know anymore who are the real criminals the ones
in prison or the ones in the Justice system. Even in the jungle the monkeys have more love and respect for one another. What is happening in ADX Florence is WORST than

Vicky Gallas said...

@ the last Anonymous

I am truly curious where you read about this "voluntary poisoning by staff" that you refer to here. Do you have a link to the source of the information? I prefer to analyze sources for myself, and in the absence of an actual source, I have no choice except to completely disregard your statement as deceptive and misinforming, perhaps with straw man intentions, because I have not located or read anything like that and I'm a champion at research.

So unless you return with links and/or citations, such statements will be disregarded in the future.

Just in case you think you are stating the same thing that I did in comments here, you're not. You were specific and not general in the accusations.

When I say that I believe it possible there's a kill list of some sort, I am forming my opinion on documents filed in legal cases, and in Paul's situation from his obvious distress in his handwritten letters to the court since he's been held incommunicado, and especially the letters since he received the SAMs designation and was transferred to ADX Florence. And ADX Florence staff is shown to cover-up the illegal treatment of inmates in documents - for example, in Paul's case we see the 20 day hold on his legal mail to the court by looking at the document and the attached envelope it was received in. With subsequent letters Paul mailed to the court there's no envelope attached - they got caught and they covered it up! I have never seen inmate correspondence to the courts and clerk's office without the postmarked envelope attached. Clearly the clerk's office was instructed not to include it especially for Paul Bergrin.

The best example of my previous statement of something like a kill list is illustrated in many documents filed in Sal Magluta's numerous civil cases against BOP and ADX Florence staff. Oh and no worries, you (and the world) will get the chance to read it all. I have decided to post about it on this blog instead of my other one because it is relevant to Paul Bergrin, but I can't put a date on the posting as I'm still reading all of the docs and desire to be as accurate as possible in any post. Could be later this week or could be sometime in March. The latest documents I've read are an eye-opening look at the BOP. I won't say anymore for now.

So please do post back with links to source(s). Thank you.

Vicky Gallas said...

If anyone wants to believe that Paul Bergrin is in good spirits, content, and hopeful about the future, you need to read this first:


"Voices from Solitary: Life in H-Unit, ADX Federal Supermax"

Anonymous said...

The government is granted continuous extensions to reply to the rule 33. Everyone
questions what is there to hide to constantly delay a reply, there must be something
going on behind all this. It is not the resignation of Paul Fishman or the snow
storm that has stopped the government to file in a reply. Would like to find out
what this mysterious attitude hides again. Another PLOT or finally some GOOD WILL
in solving a shitty situation fabricated by these persons representing our government.
God knows what is NEXT! Poor Mr Paul Bergrin, when will justice show up finally for

Anonymous said...

OH BOY! Another extension for the government, when will this calm down and come
to some solid reasoning. The truth is all so obvious. Poor Judge Linares, he must
be real surprised to discover all this because all you have written dear Vicky
in this blog is nothing but the entire truth and it must and it will prevail
because it is nothing but the truth. Great work Lady Vicky, Great work.

Anonymous said...

By now, Judge Linares should realize that injustices have been perpetrated by the
US Attorneys office in New Jersey for many years. He should be a good audience to
listen and want to correct these injustices and should reach out to Judge Martini
who was very smart to realize what these guys were up to. THIS IS NOTHING BUT THE
PURE TRUTH FOR WHICH ONE CAN SWARE ON THE BIBLE. People lie in court stupidly and
hurt innocent lives. Paul Bergrin is 100% innocent and deserves more than freedom
for what they have done to him. Stand up America THE FIRST to your responsibilities
as a true nation.

Anonymous said...

NOW ANOTHER EXTENSION FOR THE GOVERNMENT. Let me guess, maybe because it is Easter
and they need the time to go eggs picking in grandmas back yard or the time to get
a chocolate bunny for themselves. COMPLETELY RIDICULOUS but definitively NOT VERY
SERIOUS. This is nothing but extension no 9, how many more do these bad guys need
to lay an egg, it should have been here for Easter to be on time, its too late now.

Anonymous said...


Vicky Gallas said...


Yes, now on extension #10 and on April 26th we will probably see #11. I intended to post and link the extensions, but life has kept me too busy. No rest or relaxation these days.

I have played 'let's guess what the government is up to' with someone else affected by the case and this rule 33 response, but I really have no idea what they're doing other than the obvious - Paul was moved to ADX Florence to silence him, and he's truly incommunicado. Numerous people have contacted me seeking info, but I have none.

Research revealed that no actions have been filed in any court on Paul's behalf. I know from the letters to the court that they hold his legal mail for weeks. The party who put through the transfer to the Colorado hellhole should questioned and held accountable.

No reason on earth for Paul to have the SAMs Nothing has been done to move Paul. The government's extension request letters are mostly the same old excuses that don't fly.

Going to blog on it all soon!

Anonymous said...

EXTENSION NO 15 ETC.... I totally agree that there is no reason for Paul to be
under the SAMS. And most of all I do hope Paul Bergrin is safe and that they are
not harming him more, they have done enough hurt to this man, his family, his
children and his grandchildren. I doubt there is a true and fair justice system
in our country and things don't seem to improve. How can these judges allow
innocent men to be put in prison for life like this. ITS INSANE TO LET THIS BE AND

Anonymous said...


Anonymous said...

Paul would never ask anyone for money but to all of you that believe in Paul Bergrin
and to all of you that are his true friends YOU CAN ALWAYS HELP PAUL BY SENDING HIM
A SMALL AMOUNT OF MONEY FOR HIS COMMISSARY. It goes very far when you are in prison. We always need a little help from our friends and even if we don't say it, a small gift always make us happy. I regularly send him commissary because I care for my friend.

You can send Paul a Quick Collect from Western Union.
1) Fill up the amount you can send.
2) in pay write: FBOP DC.
3) in account number write: 16235 050 BERGRIN.
4) in attention write: PAUL BERGRIN.
Finally fill up the senders information and sign.

Being human is a gift from God and whatever you do for Paul be proud when you do it.
Give him the surprise and the happiness of having many friends.
Pauls angel.

Anonymous said...

All of Pauls friends should know that he is going for a retrial NOW. So, he needs
you his friends NOW. Give whatever you can for his commissary he will know it comes
from you and your good heart.BE BLESSED FOR YOUR FRIENDSHIP.

Vicky Gallas said...

@Anonymous -

Okay, so I've been ill all week and had to run errands all over, arriving home about 30 minutes ago. I know from an email that the government finally responded and if I don't find a copy before tonight, I'll fetch it on PACER, but you said A RETRIAL NOW!

Please explain! Did the government give up?

Vicky Gallas said...

@Anonymous -

Okay, so I have no clue what you're talking about. The only way that Paul would be getting a new trial NOW is if the government gave-up because it's in the judge's hands now. The Rule 33 response is around 2600 pages, so they definitely didn't give-up.

It could be their usual spin, misinformation, and lies --- I have no idea and will need to read it to make such an assessment.

So what in the hell did you mean?

Vicky Gallas said...

Okay, been reading and while I do see plenty of the usual spin, there is also some information new to me.

One thing I will say is I'm happy that I'm both book-smart and street smart. Too many traps around here and at different times I've felt... well, I usually smelled it a mile away.

One thing is definite: Yolanda = femme fatale. But I already knew that and I'm only sorry for those who didn't.

Unknown said...

I am Corey Clagett and the statement Paul made about him winning our freedom is false. He made me take a deal because he couldn't win. So I see Paul is still telling lies

Vicky Gallas said...

@Corey Clagett -

While I do appreciate your commenting here, you need to rethink your statement because it's false.

Paul Bergrin was charged in the New York State case during his defense in your case. It's NOT that he couldn't win - it IS that he could no longer put on a defense for you because of the NY State interference.

Just in case you are unaware, Paul took your case Pro Bono. Paul intended to call the highest ranking officials in this country to prove that you and the other defendants were ORDERED to shoot all military age males. Paul was only harassed and charged in the lousy excuse for a case in NY State Court because he was defending You.

You're an ungrateful, lying little murderer.


Also for the record, I consider you a war criminal and I couldn't win. Paul, on the other hand, considered you an honorable soldier who just followed orders that came all the way from the top! Paul and I had numerous heated arguments back before his first trial about his audacity to defend you and if I didn't decide that I had to remove you from the equation, I never would have blogged a single word in defense of Paul Bergrin.

And also for the record, Paul Bergrin is not my only source on what really happened. Hunsaker's mom and the professor are also sources.

Anonymous said...

Mr Corey Clagett you should seriously rethink what you have said. Paul Bergrin had
the highest respect for you and sacrificed his life for you soldiers. He told me
because he is my friend that he could NEVER HAVE LEFT YOU SOLDIERS WITHOUT DEFENCE. He felt DEEPLY the duty to be there for you. YET, YOU HAVE NEVER BEEN THERE FOR HIM
SINCE HE HAS BEEN ARRESTED AND HE NEEDED YOU. HE TOLD ME SO. Don't do to others what you don't want others to do to you. I never understood why you never did something
for Paul.


Vicky Gallas said...

@Anonymous -

This is the POS idiot that Paul went to Iraq numerous times to help on his own money. This is the POS that Paul was willing to fight the entire Whitehouse over. This POS is the trash I told Paul he was. I actually detest being right all the time. Never knew why this dude, or any of his fellow soldiers didn't bother to speak-up for Paul, but now I know - He's an uneducated bumpkin that believed everything the government said way back then. Even today he spews lies rather than spend a little time searching for the truth.

Too bad Paul is incommunicado in ADX Florence because I'd be the first to fire off an email to him.

Vicky Gallas said...

Clagett ---

I would rather end this on a different note, so I will continue here... Think back to Iraq for a moment and your first contacts with Paul Bergrin. Consider what you know about him versus what any person or party has ever said to you about him.

Paul's New York State case that started the ball rolling to where he's at today didn't happen in a vacuum just as I do realize that the day your life changed forever didn't either. It's not like agents showed up at Paul's door and poof he was arrested. It was an ongoing fight long before the original arrest.

You do realize that Paul couldn't sit you down and explain it, right?

You do realize that that Paul had no choice except to deal with the problem or he wouldn't even have a license to practice law to defend anyone, right?

I read long ago on the website your mom had up for you that Paul "deserted" you, but made no attempt to contact her and inform her any differently because you're her son and if that's what she wants to think, she has that right. I came
across an article somewhere that repeated the info from her website and I did make a short statement. Someone else who has known Paul since before his original problems and subsequent arrest also made a statement.

And I was mad as hell when I read your statement here, but the truth is that people in high places were out to get Paul long before you entered the picture, even long before Paul defended the soldier in the Abu Ghraib fiasco. You need only read "Maximum Hypocrisy" right here to know that much.
I do hope you spend some time researching the truth about Paul and how he exited your case. If you have any questions that I'm able to answer, I will answer, so feel free to ask. Normally I would email Paul and await his response, but he's incommunicado at the Supermax - ADX Florence Colorado. However, I asked previously on the timing of Paul exiting your case after I read your mom's "deserted" statement on the website, so basically you already have Paul's answer.

Anonymous said...

Paul would never have voluntarily left down ANY of these soldiers, never. I remember
him writing to me and telling me how painful it was for him to come home from Iraq in
planes with the coffins of so many soldiers.
He has sacrificed himself so much that now he is paying for his good heart. Paul
never did drugs, he hates drugs. He never killed anyone, he loves life.
This is all fabricated just because he went forward and defended the soldiers as
a good military and a good attorney should do. He never turned his back on no one.
Paul is brave and truthful to his commitment. Can all human beings say that, well NO.
Soldiers salute this man and take him as your mentor. Few persons can do better
than Paul Bergrin. Care for him as he cared for you. I know what I write to you is
nothing but the truth. Pauls angel.

Anonymous said...


Never forget that friendship is not about who you have known the longest. It is
about who walked into your life and said:- I am here for you and proved it.
Paul Bergrin needs the support of friends and they must not hesitate
in helping him, they should not be afraid of no one, absolutely no one.
Being human is not a crime, it is a noble gesture.

Anonymous said...

It is all so logical, the government manipulated all these cases Corey Clagett
and Paul Bergrin. They gave a plea to Corey so that they could nail Paul Bergrin
better because the Corey Clagett case is one of the reasons why they went after
Paul so badly. Mr. Clagett has his conscience and knows exactly what he has done.
But the government is to blame in all this, they manipulate everything not according
to the laws but to their advantage, who in the world calls this Justice and not

Brian said...

To all that read this. My name is Brian. I was on Paul's pod in MDC Brooklyn. Paul spent dozens of hours in helping me write my case and asked for nothing in return. Paul begged me to eat food when I was down to 120 lbs and starving myself because I gave up. I could tell many stories about this man deep in his faith. I today am on probation after serving ten grueling years in prison. Sadly, since I an on probation I can't contact him or the government will gladly violate me. I came across this blog and my prayers go out to those who help Paul and more importantly directly to Paul, a great man, a wonderful selfless human being.

Vicky Gallas said...

@Brian -

Thank you for the kind words. You are describing the Paul Bergrin that I know. Paul is currently held incommunicado in ADX Florence Colorado, the Supermax. He has a SAMs designation and has for close to 15 months now. It's really bad, a serious situation.

All the best to you!

Vicky Gallas said...

@Corey Clagett - 

Here is an article to back-up my statement. Most important is the last paragraph quoted herein. You really need to realize that Paul Bergrin didn't desert you. The New York case was beating at his door before January of 2007, but that's the date it went down for him. Also realize that all of the BS he was charged with resulted in his simple plea to a misdemeanor! He could have easily kept his license to practice, but he was a major thorn in the government's side, so by early 2009,the federal indictment came down. Paul is still incommunicado in the Colorado Supermax under SAMs and unable to speak out on the Bloody Gina nomination. 

Haspel's defense of her past participation and coverup of torture at the Thailand black site??? She was ordered to do anything she did! You do see the irony in that, right?

"Mr. Bergrin, who represented a client in a New Jersey court as recently as Monday, had been scheduled next week to represent a soldier, Army Private Corey Clagett, who is accused of murdering Iraqis.

"So that guy's going to have to get another lawyer," Mr. Morgenthau said."


Vicky Gallas said...

An article about a recently released report discusses a situation at Abu Ghraib that Paul Bergrin stumbled on while he was there investigating on behalf of the low ranking soldiers charged in the case. Davis was Paul's client. Paul touches on the situation in Maximum Hypocrisy:

"REVEALED: There Were Two CIA Torture Programs"