Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Bending the truth, Lying, misstating dates and times...

What's a little white lie between friends? We all do it once in a while, what's the big deal? What about when someone in law enforcement lies? Even worse, what if someone in law enforcement tells a witness to lie under oath or in a sworn statement?!

HUH?! Can I be serious? I know, it's a seriuos allegation, but let's not forget, we're talking about detective Jorge Baluja here! It's not like telling a witness to lie is anything new to Jorge, we've found at least one example of him doing it before, at the very least it looks to me like lying and telling witnesses to lie is a pattern of behavior for Mr. Baluja. So why lie? Perhaps to cover sloppy police work? Maybe to support conclusions that he's reached that are unfounded? Maybe for his own personal gain? What if I tell you the Bernardo Barrera mortgage fraud investigation is riddled with lies? Even worse, what if I tell you I have proof that Mr. Baluja ordered a witness to lie under oath?

Would I lie to you guys? I know it's a pretty serious claim, but would I make a claim without being able to back it up? Come on, you know me better than that by now! Let's take a look at the testimony regarding a hand written witness statement and the discussion about where and when the witness wrote the statement...

Uh oh.

Oh boy.

Wow. Here we see Detective Baluja ordering the witness to lie about where and when she had written the witness statement and then told her to swear under penalty of law that everything that she had written was true! NICE!

Now ask yourself, why would the detective tell the witness to lie about where she wrote the statement? Why would he tell her to lie about when she wrote it? According to the paperwork found in the court file (which is available to anyone that wants to see it at the criminal court house located at
1351 N.W. 12th Street Miami, Florida 33125 on the 9th floor), the statement was written during the day and not in the presence of the Detective. Why would the detective order her to lie and say that the statement was written in his presence at 6:50 PM? Who could benefit from this lie? There's only one reason to lie about the time and location that the statement was given, I suppose it's time to take a look at the detective's time sheet on the date in question.

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