Ira Einhorn "new trial" condition precluded by Supreme Court decision says former
One of the conditions set by French authorities for the extradition of Ira Einhorn
is his ability to get a new trial in Philadelphia, which has been repeatedly
"promised" by current Philly DA Lynne Abrahams, in spite of his previous murder
conviction in absentia.
The below post to him from Einhorn's attorney, N. E. Gelman, forwarded by Einhorn,
describes a recent TV interview with a former Philadelphia County DA who cites
a Supreme Court decision clearly precluding a new trial, further evidence that
Abrahams is being "disingenuous" in her "promise" of a new trial to French authorities
in pursuing Einhorn's extradition.
Was the trial in absentia simply a blunder whose implications are now being
misrepresented by the DA, or was it a knowledgeable part of a plan to make sure
the full Ira Einhorn story never sees the light of a fair court hearing?
As the current election distractions totally overshadow the last 3weeks of vigorous
US backed Colombia war activities over the drug trade (our "next Vietnam" now
in progress), does the real Ira Einhorn story and his longstanding efforts to
expose this CIA/DEA/police-corruption-mafia-drug-smuggling-wars connection possibly
threaten Philly authorities recently implicated in the illegal drug trade coverup
with local police agency corruptions exposed by recent articles in the Philly
papers? (see http://www.egroups.com/group/ira-einhorn
Given the documentations at these sites of both Bush and Clinton "factions"
lonstanding involvement in this drug trade corruption, whose laundered profits
fuel both Democratic and Republican Parties, is it any wonder that the Einhorn
extradition is being pushed by the Clinton administration as well?
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From: [Ira Einhorn in France]
Subject: Trans. : tape
Date: Tuesday, November 21, 2000 6:08 PM
FYI - the reference below is to a TV show made by an ex-DA of
Philadelphia about me.
The cat is out of the bag.
Dans un courrier daté du 11/21/2000 6:15:06 PM Romance Standard Time,
NEGelman a écrit :
<< Emmet Fitzpatrick, former DA of Phila. County is on the tape and he says
during the discussion of your extradition:
"Why an absentia trial?" - He cannot understand why there was such a
trial in the first place.
"Can't get a new trial" "DA does not have jurisdiction to give him a new
Fitz spoke of the Willard Moran case where the DA promised Moran that if
he testified against mobsters his death sentence would be vacated - and when
the DA moved to vacate the death sentence, the trial court refused and on
appeal the Supreme Court refused to vacate it. "Case closed" said Fitz
"Nobody has the power today to bring him back and give him a new trial -
he's not going to get a new trial.">>
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