Tuesday, February 21, 2012

The Airways Auto Tag Agency story, a quick recap...

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Before we get back into discussing the Airways Auto Tag Agency story, I think it's best to do a recap of the story as we've told it to date.  In a nutshell the state is alleging that three tellers that were employed by Airways Auto Tag Agency were stealing tens of thousands of dollars in a matter of days by voiding transactions after the customers had left and subsequently pocketing the money at the end of the day which created massive shortages in the tax revenues that the agency had to turn into the state at the end of the month.  Here is a quick glance at our various posts over the last couple of months with the links to the posts highlighted...

Well then!  Let's go back to the states motion to revoke the tellers bond from last week...

Motion to Revoke Bond for Lizbeth Mojica and Yamela Romero

The crux of this motion is the allegation that the defendants violated the terms of their pre trial release by contacting the victims, specifically through the testimony of a current employee of the tag agency, Nydia Espana, the state alleges that the tellers told her that "...the victim was going to "pay now" and that everyone would know through the use of the internet who the victim "really was".  

The state goes on to say that the defendants were seeking to harass and intimidate the victim(s) through this blog and "coupled with the statement made to the tag employee (Nydia Espana) by one of the defendants" that this violates the terms of the Pre Trial Release.  So what happened in court last Thursday?  Well, being the asshole that I am, I decided to clear my schedule and go over to the courthouse that morning and see whats going on.  When I arrived on the sixth floor just outside Judge Bloom's courtroom, I saw the owner of the tag agency, Ileana Martinez de Castro, her mother (who the state also claims was harassed by the defendants) and another older lady who I later learned was none other than the tag agency employee, Nydia Espana, who was there prepared to testify before the court against the three tellers.  

There was a slight problem though, something I noticed immediately, Ms Espana was there sitting outside the courtroom trembling.  She looked scared shitless.  At first I chalked it up to a simple case of nerves from someone who's never been before a judge, but that changed quickly.  I watched one of the defense attorneys asking her some questions outside, instead of simply answering the questions the poor woman would look over at the tag agency owner before she'd answer.  That seemed rather strange till I realized that this woman didn't know what to answer!  The attorney picked up on this strange dynamic as well and asked to question her without the tag agency owner, Ileana Martinez de Castro, present.  Strangely enough under questioning without her boss present, Ms Espana recanted her testimony regarding the alleged threats from the defendants!



Now what?!  The whole basis for the state's motion to revoke the defendants bond just went out the window!  So at this point the only thing that the "victims" have managed to do is suborn perjury by making their employee give this bogus statement against the defendants and have made the prosecutor, Warren Eth, look like a complete douchebag before the court.  NICE GOING!  If that wasn't bad enough, later in court when the prosecutor pressed on about the blog being used to "harass" the "victims" the judge had to remind him about some obscure concept called the "first amendment" thereby making the prosecutor look like even more of a tool!


Prosecutor Warren Eth


Don't get me wrong, Prosecutor Eth seems like a nice enough guy but I think that in this instance he was royally screwed by the alleged "victims".  You have to feel for the guy considering the pinch he was in, he puts together this motion whose sole intention was to get these girls who couldn't afford their ridiculous six figure bond amounts, locked up till their trial rolled around, all based on the statement given by a current Airways Tag Agency employee who claimed that the defendants had made some sort of threats against them.  Now, after the current employee recants her injurious statement against the defendants, what is the poor prosecutor left to do other than to withdraw his motion?  What this prosecutor should have done after being embarrassed and used like a worthless tool by the owners of the tag agency was to turn around and throw a perjury charge against the woman who recanted her statement as well as whoever put her up to making the statement!


Lonnie Richardson, Esq
Consider for a moment if the defendant's attorney, Lonnie Richardson, wasn't smart enough to catch the uneasy body language between the owner of the tag agency and the woman who made the statement against the tellers, the judge could have revoked their bond and thrown them in jail all based on some fabricated statement designed to keep these tellers from exercising their rights to free speech and to keep some asshole on the last page of the internet from investigating and writing their story.  WTF kind of shit is that?


I hope that after this incident, prosecutor Eth thinks twice before filing this kind of motion and will properly vet a statement that could ultimately cause innocent people to be thrown behind bars before they have their day in court.  After all, the only thing the alleged "victims" in this case have done here is manipulate a young, gullible prosecutor into filing a bogus motion that ultimately did nothing but embarrass himself and the office of the state attorney.

8 comments:

  1. Wow, what a shame for the state attorney and for the Martinez De Castro family.

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  2. You make us almost feel bad for the prosecutor, like he was a victim of the Martinez de Castro gang but then you realize that be doing what he did and not properly researching their claims, he's just as bad if not worse than they are.

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  3. The prosecutors youth and inexperience are no excuse when people's life and liberty are at stake.

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  4. WELL I SAT HERE READING THIS INTERESTING STORY IF I WAS THE PREOSECUTOR I WILL TAKE A VACATION VERY FAR AWAY AND NEVER COME BACK THAT IS AN EMBARRASMENT WHAT A SHAME FOR ALL WE KNOW THE CASTRO CREW IS WORKING TO FUCK HIM OVER 2. IF I WAS THE JUDGE I WOULD PUT THE LIARS ALL IN JAIL THAT SAME DAY BUT OF COURSE CHIEF WOULD COME RUNNING LIKE A BAT OUT OF HELL TO RESCUE THEM..... THIS STORY GETS BETTER AND BETTER EVERY DAY THE TRUTH SHALL SET YA FREE....AND THOSE TELLERS SPOKE THE TRUTH.... IT LOOKS LIKE PRETTY SOON THE TAG AGENCY WILL NO LONGER WORK BECAUSE WITH ALL THE LAWYER FEES AND STATE FEES AND BULL SHIT FEES THEY WONT HAVE NO MORE MONEY I M STILL IN SHOCK ....CHIEF MARTINEZ DE CASTRO NO WAY WHO WOULD THOUGHT THIS ....FROM SUCH NICE HELPFULL PEOPLE ...REALLY? HE SHOULD HAVE STAY OUT

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  5. WELL I SAT HERE READING THIS INTERESTING STORY IF I WAS THE PREOSECUTOR I WILL TAKE A VACATION VERY FAR AWAY AND NEVER COME BACK THAT IS AN EMBARRASMENT WHAT A SHAME FOR ALL WE KNOW THE CASTRO CREW IS WORKING TO FUCK HIM OVER 2. IF I WAS THE JUDGE I WOULD PUT THE LIARS ALL IN JAIL THAT SAME DAY BUT OF COURSE CHIEF WOULD COME RUNNING LIKE A BAT OUT OF HELL TO RESCUE THEM..... THIS STORY GETS BETTER AND BETTER EVERY DAY THE TRUTH SHALL SET YA FREE....AND THOSE TELLERS SPOKE THE TRUTH.... IT LOOKS LIKE PRETTY SOON THE TAG AGENCY WILL NO LONGER WORK BECAUSE WITH ALL THE LAWYER FEES AND STATE FEES AND BULL SHIT FEES THEY WONT HAVE NO MORE MONEY I M STILL IN SHOCK ....CHIEF MARTINEZ DE CASTRO NO WAY WHO WOULD THOUGHT THIS ....FROM SUCH NICE HELPFULL PEOPLE ...REALLY? HE SHOULD HAVE STAY OUT

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  6. THIS CASE ONLY GETS BETTER AND I GUESS ALL THIS INFO IS SELF EXPLANATORY IN DEED WHAT ELSE DO THEY NEED TO KNOW THE TELLERS ARE INOCENT BY READING THIS BLOG I HAPPEND TO SEE IT

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  7. Thank God for the First Amendment. I think the Martinez de Castro forgot that we live in United States.

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  8. some obscure concept called the "first amendment".LOL and the state attorney forgot that??? OMG!!!

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