Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Evidence shows member of Alabama State Bar staff has interfered in at least one of our pending federal court cases, pointing to possible crimes and RICO acts

Newly obtained evidence shows the Alabama State Bar has been interfering with at least one of our pending federal-court cases ("The Jail Case") and probably has been interfering with the other ("The House Case"), which likely explains the string of unlawful rulings in that matter.

I've suspected for about eight years or so that someone has been interfering with our court cases, both at the state and federal level. Now, I have evidence that points to the origins of at least some of the interference -- and it appears to come straight from staff members at the Alabama State Bar.

This all points to likely violations of federal criminal law -- obstruction of justice, misprision of a felony, wire fraud, honest-services fraud, conspiracy -- and they could form the "predicate acts" for a civil and/or criminal complaint under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO).

Yes, the organization that is supposed to police lawyers and ensure that our courts are honest appears to be engaged in racketeering. That should be comforting to all Alabama citizens, and it's little wonder that our courts have become corrupt sewers, at every level. But it will not be a surprise to those who have known the ugly reality of the Alabama State Bar. For years, it has been infested with cronies of crooked Republican political figures, including Jeff Sessions, Bill Pryor, Bob Riley. Ali (Akbar) Alexander, and others.

The interference in our situation definitely takes one form: Trampling our Sixth Amendment right to counsel and ensuring that we are not able to obtain the services of a lawyer. I suspect it takes another form: Collusion with judges to ensure that we receive one unlawful ruling after another, many of which have been documented on this blog, going back to Legal Schnauzer's beginnings in summer 2007.

I recently called the state bar office and asked to speak to Jeremy McIntire, the individual a Birmingham-area attorney identified as making statements that strongly suggested the attorney should not get involved in our Jail Case and could even come to some form of harm if he remained engaged. The attorney was "75 to 80 percent sure" he spoke with McIntire, not one of the other two assistant general counsels -- Tripp Vickers or Mark Moody.

When I spoke with McIntire by phone, he denied having talked with the attorney. When I asked if he could check with Vickers or Moody, he declined to do so. When I asked why, he rudely informed me that it's "not my job."

I wound up speaking with Acting General Counsel Douglas McElvy, who immediately went into whitewash mode -- saying he found it almost impossible to believe that a member of his staff would interfere in a pending court case. I informed McElvy that I had the evidence in a word-for-word format, so he invited me to send a written complaint (which I did), and he promised to investigate.

Douglas McElvy
Do I expect anything of substance to come from McElvy's investigation? No, I do not -- especially after learning last week that Judge Roman A. Shaul, had been selected as full-time general counsel at the bar, meaning McElvy soon will be hitting the exits. The esteemed acting general counsel made no mention of that in our phone conversation.

McElvy did  provide one tidbit of interest. If the Birmingham-area attorney had an ethics question, McElvy said, the call almost certainly went to Vickers and not McIntire. For now, I'm assuming Vickers made the improper statements pointing to interference, but it remains less than 100 percent clear.

McElvy has not responded to my written complaint, which I sent via email, as instructed.

I made it clear to McElvy that I consider this a matter of utmost seriousness, and I intend to use every possible avenue -- up to, and including, RICO -- to seek justice for gross violations of our constitutional rights.

If the interference is as blatant and long-running as I suspect, members of the Alabama State Bar staff and its attorney roster, could wind up in federal prison.

How did all of this come to light? We will have details in an upcoming post.

(To be continued)


Anonymous said...

No question Alabama has a corrupt legal system, so it only makes sense the Alabama State Bar would be involved in the corruption.

Anonymous said...

Get the popcorn ready. This should be fun.

Anonymous said...

Considering the power bar associations hold over lawyers, it figures they would turn into dens of iniquity.

legalschnauzer said...

@9:42 --

Thanks for making an important point. Bar associations can end a lawyer's career with a snap of the fingers. The bar has a grip on the nuts of all its members -- even those who don't have nuts -- and can squeeze at any moment.

Anonymous said...

Who is Ali "Alexander" Akbar?

legalschnauzer said...

This guy, who is known for his "relationship" with Karl Rove and trolling for gay sex on Grindr:



Anonymous said...

What's with the "Alexander" crap?

legalschnauzer said...

I think he's trying to legally change his name, perhaps to help hide his criminal record for future political runs. Here is stuff I found on Web about it.


legalschnauzer said...

A followup:

I notice he is going by Ali (Akbar) Alexander, so I will correct his current "name" in the post.

Anonymous said...

Certainly easy to believe that Sessions, Riley, and Pryor have a "presence" at Alabama State Bar, and based on Sessions alone, that points to corruption.

Anonymous said...

You might want to consider continuing using all the names this Akbar has used as tags in order to to maximize the searchability of your blog.

Consider what happens if someone were to do a search for "Ali (Akbar) Alexander" + "legal schnauzer". Would this post:

Wednesday, September 5, 2012 The Seamy Story of Karl Rove and Ali Akbar Generates a Video for the Ages

be one of the results?


Labels: Alabama State Bar, ALI AKBAR, Ali "Alexander" Akbar, Bill Pryor, Bob Riley, Douglas McElvy, Jeff Sessions, Jeremy McIntire, Mark Moody, Roman Shaul, Tripp Vickers

Anonymous said...

You can expect a coverup from Douglas McElvy. He's afraid of his own shadow.

Anonymous said...

The Alabama State Bar and RICO . . .

I like the sound of that.

Anonymous said...

Didn't Akbar threaten to sue you at one point?

legalschnauzer said...

@10:40 --

Yes, he did. And that helped reveal his ties to the Alabama State Bar. Will have details in upcoming post.

Anonymous said...

My guess is that a memo has gone out in some format -- written, verbal, whatever -- that Alabama lawyers are not to represent you or the missus.

Don't know about the bar causing judges to rule against you, but I don't doubt the interference with your representation at all.

Anonymous said...

It's well understood in Alabama legal circles that the Bar is a right-wing, white man's outfit that favors lawyers who work at the big corporate law firms. And it's further understood that it favors the Jeff Sessions, Bob Riley, Bill Pryor types.

Can't wait to see the evidence you have.

Anonymous said...

If I were Ali (Akbar) Alexander, with my active participation on Grindr and a history of criminal behavior, I don't think I would be threatening to sue anybody.

Anonymous said...

Wasn't Baron Coleman the lawyer who threatened to sue you on Ali Akbar's behalf?

Coleman must have a real low bar for accepting clients.

legalschnauzer said...

@1:55 --

Yes, it was Baron Coleman who threatened to sue on Ali Akbar's behalf, all because I accurately reported on a letter Jill Simpson sent to an official in the Obama White House.

Obviously, Akbar had no valid defamation claim -- law is clear that journalists can report on correspondence between public figures/officials -- but Coleman pulled his little stunt anyway.

Anonymous said...

Tony McLain ran a corrupt shop in that "ethics office," and now he's dead.

Anonymous said...

The state bar doesn't need to dissuade any attorneys in the state from representing you. Pretty much all of them have already heard of you and your antics, which is the real reason you will have a hard time finding any competent representation in this state.

legalschnauzer said...

@3:46 --

If the state bar didn't need to dissuade an attorney from representing me, then why did they do it?

Can you answer that Mr. Full of Feces?