Tuesday, July 21, 2009

The House Judiciary Committee's democratic counsel contacted the DC Madam in late 2007: the exchange


Ed.--This one is long overdue and comes thanks to a recent comment from a reader who wishes to remain anonymous. Forgive the layout, courtesy of Blogspot bugs that never seem to get fixed. That said, read from the bottom-up.




Really? Then – why I wonder – am I getting the brush off?

-----Original Message-----
From: Justice League [mailto:spbiloxi00@gmail.com]
Sent:
Monday, December 17, 2007 11:36 AM
To: jeanepalfrey@sprynet.com
Cc: Matt Janovic
Subject: Re: Deborah Jeane Palfrey & CAFRA
Jeane:
Let's hope that the HJC respond to you. The HJC certainly responded to the cases Siegelman and Katheryn Shields and her husband.
Bil

On Dec 17, 2007 11:24 AM, Jeane Palfrey <jeanepalfrey@sprynet.com> wrote:
Matt and Bil… FYI - speaking of the House Judiciary Committee. Let's see what, if any response I receive here. -Jeane

-----Original Message-----
From: Jeane Palfrey [mailto: jeanepalfrey@sprynet.com]
Sent:
Sunday, December 16, 2007 10:49 PM
To: 'Diana.Oo@mail.house.gov'
Subject: RE: Deborah Jeane Palfrey & CAFRA
Ms. Oo…
It is my understanding from the following thread and conversations with my attorney, Mr. Montgomery B. Sibley, that the House Judiciary Committee is interested in the civil asset forfeiture portion of my case. Accordingly, you made an appointment to speak with Mr. Sibley, on Thursday, December 5 th; an appointment, you did not keep. Despite messages – email and voicemail – from Mr. Sibley inquiring of your absence, to date you have chosen not to deign him and correspondingly me, with an explanation or apology here.
Your "on/off" behavior is rather interesting. It is particularly so, in light of similar actions by Judge Kessler, of late. It should be noted though, my case is replete with a history of sudden and inexplicable events, which seemingly shut down any and every opportunity I am given to uncover the truth in my bizarre situation.
I truly hope this is not the case with the House Judiciary Committee. You see, I take your statement regarding the Committee's interest in the due process rights of citizens in civil forfeiture matters quite literally.
Mr. Sibley and I look forward to speaking with you, as soon as possible.
Your attention to this concern is greatly appreciated.
Sincerely,
Jeane Palfrey

-----Original Message-----
From: Montgomery Sibley [mailto: mbsibley@civilforfeiture.com]
Sent:
Thursday, December 06, 2007 7:39 AM
To: 'Oo, Diana'
Subject: RE: Deborah Jeane Palfrey & CAFRA
Diana,
Do you still want to discuss the government's abuse of the forfeiture laws in my client Jeane Palfrey's case?
Montgomery



From: Oo, Diana [mailto:Diana.Oo@mail.house.gov]
Sent: 12/04/2007 12:33 PM
To: mbsibley@civilforfeiture.com
Subject: Re: Deborah Jeane Palfrey & CAFRA
Montgomery, are you available to discuss by phone tomorrow afternoon, say around 2?




----- Original Message -----
From: Montgomery Sibley <mbsibley@civilforfeiture.com>
To: Oo, Diana
Sent: Mon Dec 03
14:17:39 2007
Subject: FW: Deborah Jeane Palfrey & CAFRA

Diana,

Can you update me?

Thanks,
Montgomery


________________________________

From: Montgomery Sibley [ mailto:mbsibley@civilforfeiture.com]
Sent:
11/30/2007 7:04 AM
To: 'Oo, Diana'
Subject: RE: Deborah Jeane Palfrey & CAFRA


Diana,

I am committed on Monday to matters I can't change without a court order. However, I can meet with you at your offices on Tuesday next most anytime. Let me know what works best for you.

yours,

Montgomery


________________________________

From: Oo, Diana [mailto:Diana.Oo@mail.house.gov]
Sent:
11/29/2007 4:05 PM
To: sibley@civilforfeiture.com
Subject: Deborah Jeane Palfrey & CAFRA



Hi Montgomery,

Thank you for your letter on this matter. The Committee is of course interested in ensuring that the due process rights of all citizens are preserved during the civil forfeiture process. I have some questions. Would you like to discuss this case on Monday?


Diana Oo

Democratic Counsel

House Judiciary Committee

2138 Rayburn

Washington, D.C. 20515

P: 202.225.3951

F: 202.225.7680