Saturday, August 09, 2008

"Run amok" attorney Montgomery Blair Sibley is at it again: Insists in filing that death photos of deceased DC Madam be released


"Jeane was very clear with me that if she was ever found dead of an apparent suicide, I was to make sure that all the evidence was publicly disseminated so that it could be independently evaluated." --Montgomery Blair Sibley, a former counsel for the late DC Madam.

Tarpon Springs, Florida--C.L.G.'s (who are they? Citizens for Legitimate Government) Lori Price is scribbling today that on July 22nd, the third and former attorney for the late Deborah Jeane Palfrey filed for release of all investigative documents pertinent to her suicide--that includes the death photos that Palfrey's mother Blanche has filed to keep suppressed.

...This request includes copies of every document related to the matter, regardless of the format in which the information is stored. I note that information stored on a computer is as much a public record as a written page in a book or stored in a filing cabinet."...Citing his obligation to discharge explicit instructions from his former client, Jeane Palfrey, the so-called DC Madam, to "fully investigate and reveal the circumstances of her death if deemed a suicide by authorities," her attorney, Montgomery Blair Sibley, has moved to intervene in a lawsuit filed by Jeane's mother, Blanche Palfrey. That lawsuit seeks to prevent the Tarpon Springs, Florida Police Department from releasing information requested by Sibley pertaining the investigation of Jeane's death on May 1 of this year. (Attorney: 'DC Madam' left instructions if 'ever found dead of apparent suicide', Citizens for Legitimate Government, 08.10.2008)
You think she had to do it in-response? It's even money, and that's all this is about, sadly. Write a book, why dontcha.' Ask the Marianne Strong Agency, they have one in-the-works, possibly Sibley's.

A source informed me over a month ago that Sibley would be meeting with Blanche Palfrey around the end of July--apparently this meeting didn't pan-out, and it's likely to have been predicated on book deals and materials in the possession of the Palfrey Estate. Once again, for the record: Jeane discharged advocate Sibley with extreme prejudice (not legalese) in late-January of this year. That was her mental "cast" at that particular moment.

The break between them actually came much earlier in December, and Palfrey had to remove Sibley from the case in court. He had to be removed as her counsel.

Jeane informed me on a few occasions afterwards that counsel Sibley had done a poor job representing her, and that she considered him "nuts" and "crazy." Palfrey herself told this writer that, "things were said [between us] that you cannot take back."
Take from these quotes what you will, and it must be admitted that the deceased was acting erratically at the time.

It was over, but is anything ever over with Montgomery Blair Sibley?

Well, yes, once he's been disbarred throughout the continental United States, Hawaii, Alaska, Puerto Rico, Guam, the Marshall Islands, and the rest of America's possessions, though he could have a fighting-chance in Florida. J-7 invites counsel Sibley to provide the actual date of authorship of the instructions left by the late Palfrey in the event of her suicide. What's interesting is that sources have informed this writer that Palfrey had threatened to commit suicide early-on in the legal proceedings (from as early as March-April, 2007) if she was convicted.

Everything this writer experienced before and after Sibley's departure as a short-duration researcher on her defense team supports this contention, as does her February 28th email to us. I was tapped by Palfrey herself in December of 2007 for research purposes. But from my involvement in all of this from June of 2007-on, I had a fear that this was going to end badly.

I have questions regarding the role of her final counsel, Preston Burton, whose defense strategy was an utter failure. Considering the fact that the firm he works for--Orrick, Herrington, & Sutcliffe--does extensive legal work for the federal government internationally, one could make an argument that there was (and still is) a very substantial conflict-of-interest. Mr. Burton refuses to discuss anything pertaining to his representation of Palfrey to this writer.

The lady wasn't kidding when she told bestselling journalist Jason Leopold and the rest of us on February 28th of this year:

Jason… let’s put it like this, the bastards aren’t going to take me alive. Of course, anytime that you want to do an interview – I will make myself available. However, I doubt that I will be doing any interviews once I am in D.C., for the trial. –Best, Jeane
As an interesting side-note, Leopold missed the import of the message entirely, telling me that he'd been "busy." I'm sure he was, but you couldn't miss the implications of the missive...if you were paying attention. I have no idea if others in the defense team caught this, as they and Palfrey kept things extremely compartmentalized. Leopold's role is a mystery, though I was informed by others that he was being prevented from working on the case by his then-employers Talkout--their editor went as far to monitor his computer account.


Oh well, most of the "McProgressive" sites like these and CLG are going to be gone soon, with little or no contributions. OpEd News is one-month-away from folding for said reasons. Now, if Moveon.org folds, we can actually get on with a genuine Populist movement. What a life. Yes, what a life indeed. Montgomery Blair Sibley's former client is dead, but he has assured this writer that none of Jeane's death photos will be published. As it stands, her estate wants nothing to do with him.

And yet, all I can think of is poor Blanche Palfrey and all that she's been through over her daughter's death. First came the government's agents. Then came the lawyers [Ed., 09.05.2008--I am told by a source that attorney Preston Burton began an argument at the funeral over who would control the estate of the deceased. If true, it's in exceptionally bad taste, if not profoundly questionable and unethical.] Then came media, and finally, came the Tarpon Springs Police to carry Jeane's lifeless body away. All this feasting on the lives of others just underscores how sick we are as a culture. Let the dead rest in peace, and note the photograph above. Reflect on the violated dignity of the deceased. Her mother deserves to be left alone, and this site is doing just that. Greed is a horrible thing, destroying everything in its wake.
Revised, 08.29.2008
Attorney: 'DC Madam' left instructions if 'ever found dead of apparent suicide', Citizens for Legitimate Government, 08.10.2008: http://www.legitgov.org/dc_madam_update_100808.html