Saturday, May 14, 2016

Big County DA Screwup Gets Drug Case Tossed

    A year's old drug case in SLC has been tossed because prosecutors couldn't find the file on the defendant. The SNAFU was quickly blamed on former DA Nicole Duve who left office two and a half years ago.
http://www.wwnytv.com/news/local/Judge-Tosses-Case-After-File-Goes-Missing-379453631.html

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Here is Jeffco, we don't lose files because we never start them in the first place. You will never hear another word about our ADA who got a DWI or our cocoa whippin in the kitchen, or our Red Stag. This is only news because it is a way for the WDT's and channel seven attack Mary Rain.

Anonymous said...

At least one plus came out of this case . Its not blamed on Judge Richards.. This one is on Duve.. Richards is at fault every forth time I believe.. Of course a few times her assistant DAs have been to fault.. No.. St Hillaire has been at fault three time, Joe lightfoot 6 times oh yah I forgot Kevin Wells has been to fault twice.
I just read the idiot legislator from Ogdensburg Forsythe is looking into having the Sheriff sign Pistol Permits... They couldnt bully richards into changing his position on conceal permits so they are trying to go around Richards and have the Sheriff do it... GOOD LUCK.. Some people never learn.. About8-10 years ago Forsythe was negotiating for the County against the Sheriffs CO union. Verbally came to an agreement. Went across the road talked to someone and changed his mind. This caused an unfair labor practice to be filed which was won by the union costing the County several thousand dollars and lots of time.
I asked several sportsmen about Forsythe and it seems he owns a hunting reserve near a State reserve. For a price he will tie up a pheasant and tell you where it is and you can go shoot it. Great sportsman

Anonymous said...

i see very little commentary on King Richard's court cases being cleaned up by the judge they have recently brought in. Maybe what needs to happen is Richards and Rain should start their own law firm together, and St. Lawrence county can elect a Judge and a DA, who are not complete tools.

Anonymous said...

More proof that the old judge was the problem:
"Meanwhile, a number of criminal cases are quickly being resolved in county court since Judge Champagne assumed the bench last month."

Anonymous said...

Wait a minute,Rain is blaming Duve on a two and a half year old case?Are you seriously telling me that there were no court appearances,no hearings on this case during those years?Where was the damn file then,the ada would be reading it and annotating it for making motions in court.No,this is on Rain and her office staff.

Anonymous said...

I think it was Bush's fault

Anonymous said...

12:18, Are you a SLC judge? Clearly from the story in the link, the DA has made court appearances on this case and a reassembled a file in place of the one that Duve lost.

Anonymous said...

1:54, the police keep a complete file on all the paperwork, as does the DA's office, and also the court. "Reassembling" the file is not a big deal, it just needs to be run through a copy machine, and is a bullshit excuse for not prosecuting the case on time.

Anonymous said...

154.. You said clearly... Clearly.... I,d say nothing is clear with Mary Rain.. If the file was lost, how could she have reassembled it?? Did she know what was in it?? If she did it wasnt lost and it means she lied again.. Did she try and put it together on what she assumed was in it? If so she denied this guy justice and that is criminal..
Those like you that defend her do so trying to bring down the last DA. You keep bringing up the Oxley case and the three trials.. Duve put together a case from a previous attorney acting as a temporary DA..This should have been reviewed before Oxleys arrest but it wasnt for political reasons. Duve took it to trial and won a conviction.. Oxley won an appeal on a judges error nothing Duve did. This cloudied the original trial so a re-trial was called and a hung jury happened.. Even though 11 people thought he was guilty one didnt.. Third trial was held with a lot of new evidence gotten by DA because some of the cops lied on statements. Found innocent that tiem... Nothing the DA did or said changed the outcome of what the cops undone. Find another reason or at least a truthful one to blame
Duve for Rains incompetance