|Judicial Misconduct Apparently
In Conviction of Rep. James Traficant
Attorney Asks for Our Help
Shortly after Rep. James A. Traficant Jr. (OH) was convicted in
federal court in June, attorney Linda Kennedy from Virginia
contacted the We The People Foundation with credible documentation
suggesting significant due process problems with Traficant’s
criminal trial for corruption and tax evasion.
Kennedy is convinced that the federal judge in the case, Judge
Leslie Brooks Wells, repeatedly violated the canons of judicial
conduct and her oath of office during the trial.
Kennedy has based her assertions on a review and analysis of
the court filings, the trial transcript and a number of personal
interviews with Rep. Traficant.
For years, Rep. Traficant has been outspoken about the tax
system, including publicly claiming the income tax is fraudulent
in its origin and illegal in its operation.
Kennedy is calling for citizens to review her findings and, if
deemed appropriate, to join others by filing a formal complaint
against the judge. She has identified many improprieties committed
by the judge.
According to Kennedy, any citizen can initiate a complaint,
regardless of their residence. There is no "standing"
requirement for the court and there are no filing costs involved.
Attorney Kennedy has asked the WTP organization for assistance.
We have agreed to post her appeal. It includes the relevant legal
authority that authorize citizens to file complaints against any
federal judge and detailed instructions for those that would like
to assist in this matter.
Traficant is scheduled for sentencing on July 30th.
Here to read attorney Kennedy’s appeal and to access her