Falsely Imitating JAIL4Judges
Ron Branson - National J.A.I.L. CIC
This past week a tear-out article dated February 23, 2008
(article below) was mailed to JAIL4Judges from an unknown source.
Once I opened the envelope, I knew it had to be from someone who
was familiar with the earlier history of J.A.I.L. Back in September, 2004,
a man named Victory DePonceau came out of nowhere claiming that he was the
Founder of JAIL4Judges, and collecting money from people with legal
problems supposedly for the purpose of representing them or doing
legal work for them. The hitch came when people started writing to me
stating that they had paid money to this man, and that he was not performing on
the agreed understanding they had with him.
Of course, I had no knowledge of him, or of his having any part to
do with JAIL4Judges, and stated that JAIL4Judges has a fixed policy of not
representing anyone in their legal problems and cases. I further
stated that I was the founder of JAIL4Judges going back to its
inception in 1995.
Since this Victor DePonceau was indicting JAIL4Judges by claiming to
represent the people he had collected fees from in the name of J.A.I.L., I had
to contact the authorities in New York and set the record straight. This man,
Victor DePonceau, was arrested and convicted on criminal charges, with the
media publishing a September 23, 2004 article in the Livingston County News
entitled, 'Jail (4) Judges' founder jailed, complete with
a photograph of the supposed "Founder" in handcuffs wearing a jump suit,
being led from jail into court by Police Sergeant David
Since DePonceau is of African decent, and I of Caucasian decent, it was
easy to see the obvious distinction that we could not be the same person. I
wrote the Livingston County News with the following;
Dear Reporter Liz Morrill &
Livingston County News:
I have received a copy of a publication
written by you, Liz Morrill, entitled 'Jail(4)Judges' founder
jailed, dated September 23, 2004, Livingston County News, New York.
Your article is misleading. I, Ron Branson, founded this
organization in April of 1995, and I have placed J.A.I.L.
under copyright protection in the Library of Congress and registered
myself as the owner.
I do not know the man in your picture claiming
to be Victor DePonceau other than what is being reported to me via
emails, and your newspaper. Therein you report that this man has been
arrested on various charges involving fraud, sex, and practicing law,
in which people are writing to me about this.
For the record, I have
never communicated with this man you show as Victor DePonceau, which
would of necessity have to be, since I, as the National J.A.I.L.
Commander-In-Chief, appoint all our state leaders to their
positions. I am informing you that there are no state founders, neither in the State of New York, nor in
any of our other fifty state JAIL4Judges Chapters, nor in any of our three
foreign countries in which we operate.
JAIL4Judges national website is
www.jail4judges.org, which contains our National
J.A.I.L. Constitution & By-Laws, and our Mission Statement. A reading
of these documents will reveal that we do not practice law or act as
an advocate for any organizations or persons as you report this man has
done. We are strictly about bringing judicial accountability to
our state and federal Constitutions, and to the laws which have been made
in pursuance thereof. We only seek the creation of Special Grand Juries in
every state, which Grand Juries are specifically designed for bringing about
such judicial accountability.
Since your newspaper is stating that the founder
of JAIL4Judges has been jailed, and I am the founder of JAIL4Judges,
and have not been jailed, your article is impugning my character,
and people are writing to me on this.
Please print a correction or
retraction article to your readership that this previous article was in
error, and that the founder, Ron Branson, who lives in Los Angeles
California, was not, and is not jailed. I am providing you with a
photo of myself, since you show the photo of Victor DePonceau as the
founder. Please send me a personal copy of your published retraction/correction
National JAIL4Judges Headquarters
P.O. Box 207
North Hollywood, California 91603
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Thinking that this was the end of that event, now comes a fresh story in
the mail about Victor DePonceau on extremely much more serious charges, the
article of which I present below dated February 28, 2008.
Sat. February 28,
man plotted to kill two witnesses to Webster arson.
McDermott, STAFF WRITER
A Rochester man convicted of conspiring to kill two witnesses in an
elaborate plot to help a jailhouse friend escape an arson charge will spend 15
to 30 years in prison.
Victor DePonceau, 47, of 636
Merchants Road was convicted by a jury on Feb. 8 of two counts of second-degree
conspiracy to kill and two counts of fifth-degree conspiracy to commit
He was sentenced Friday by Acting
state Supreme Court Justice Stephen R. Sirkin to consecutive terms of 10 to 20
years in prison for each of the second-degree counts and one year in prison for
each of the fifth-degree counts, said District Attorney Paul
DePonceau was a conspirator in a
plot to help Frank J. Povoski Jr. of Penfield beat charges that he set fire to
four police cars in Webster and robbed a store in Victor, Ontario
While being held in County jail
after his arrest for the police car fires in January 2005, Povoski hatched a
plot to escape from jail by having his girlfriend smuggle a handcuff key to him
so he could flee while being transported to a town court. When Povoski pleaded
guilty to the arson charge in July 2006, he admitted to enlisting DePonceau to
kidnap or kill two witnesses to the arson.
Irving said the District Attorney's
Office mounted an investigation into DePonceau in April of 2005, and during that
time used wiretaps and confidential informants to gather information about the
efforts to kill the two witnesses.
"He is a very dangerous guy," said
Irving. "We have surveillance of him standing outside one of the intended
targets' houses one day looking for him. He was pretty intent on carrying this
out. ... The tapes are chilling."
Irving said DePonceau will likely
serve 15 to 30 years in prison.
Additional federal weapons charges
are pending against DePonceau, as are charges that he passed himself off as a
lawyer to gullible people who needed legal assistance.
He represented himself during his
Please remember the needs of "J.A.I.L" in your
financial giving this month. We have received a computer repair bill for right
P.O. Box 207
North Hollywood, CA.