Wrongfully Convicted Asks Jurors Read Appeal Help Fix Mistake
I want to publicly ask the 12 jurors who wrongfully convicted me to read my appeal, find out what was withheld from them illegally; find out what lies were told by the prosecutor and what judicial misconduct was done by the judge that denied me a fair trial in Cook County, Illinois, USA. Then tell me they still think I’m guilty.
I was charged with attacking a nearly 6 foot tall and 200 lb male officer from my wheelchair. I am 5 foot 9 inches and weighed about 145 lbs, have a partial right hemniparesis (can't raise my right leg above the waist) and was severely dehydrated at the time, having been on a dry hunger strike for 5 days protesting illegal withholding of medication for my heart and lung disorders, as well as protesting withholding paper and pen so I could defend my self and write grievances to the warden. At that point I was unable to stand without getting dizzy and was extremely weak.
Correctional Sgt. Anthony Salemi opened the cell door, after sending the female unit officer away so there would be no witnesses, said "I'm going to make a case so you don't get out", lunged at me grabbing my neck, and the wheelchair then lurched backwards. He stumbled, skinning his shins on the wheelchair footrests. I tried to pry his tree-trunk like arm off of my neck unsuccessfully, balled up a bit leaning to the right and tried to pry him off with my good, but weak left foot wearing only socks - no shoes.
He got mad and grabbing my left arm yanked the wheelchair out from under me while flipping me onto the floor violently. The wheelchair had no armrests. He then falsified his records and claims I rammed him with the wheelchair, catching him "off guard" as I accelerated towards him from a dead stop in the middle of the cell, despite the fact he was looking at me the whole time, and then "reared up and kicked him in the chest with both legs [kind of like a ninja] throwing him backwards against the cell door and causing chest soreness".
I was convicted of felony aggravated battery to a correctional officer and sentenced to two years in prison. I am now free, having completely served the sentence before I was allowed to appeal.
I was in Cook County Jail serving a 30 day sentence for contempt of court, on a case where I was later found not guilty, because I told the judge: 1) that the previous judge was dishonorable in violating the law, 2) that the prosecutor, Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan was corrupt and fraudulently prosecuting medical personnel, like me ,to prevent the State of Illinois from paying for mental health care for persons on Medicaid [public health insurance], 3) that the sham prosecutor AG Madigan had no legal jurisdiction to prosecute the case as the Illinois Constitution gives prosecutorial powers only to the county States Attorney, and 4) that the United States Constitution's Supremacy Claus forbids prosecution of a doctor for billing Medicaid for services of their employees (the IL AG claimed that mental health care can only be provided by physicians in the case of public health insurance, and that psychologists and psychiatric social workers or nurses cannot provide mental health care in an office setting [the alleged crime for which I was before the court was fraud for billing for services done by employees instead of the doctor - a common practice authorized by the Federal Medicaid Code where nurses give shots and counseling and the doctor can bill for the services].
There is a scheme in Illinois by the corrupt government at the time - Gov. Rod Blagojevic, to not pay for mental health care for poor persons fee-for-service, and falsely claim only community mental health care clinics can provide mental health care.
I believe jurors should be more accountable and should have to read the appeal. If they then think I should have been found innocent, they should speak out about the corrupt system and how prosecutorial and judicial misconduct was used to bias them and wrongfully convict me. You shouldn't be able to destroy a person without consequences.
My appeal can be read at the following link:
The jurors names and general place of residence are as follows, which is public record, as they were stated in open court and their names are signed on the guilty verdict form. I wrote them after the trial asking them to review information that was withheld from them and to tell me if this would have changed their decision. NOT ONE had the courtesy to write me with an answer. I promised not to write them again, so I am simply putting this on the Internet and hoping their conscience bothers them enough to read it and help correct their harmful mistake as the right thing to do:
William Moldenhauer Northwest Side of <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 />Chicago
Francine Prisby Arlington Heights, Illinois
Joanne Goodloue Somewhere in Cook County
David Bennett North Side of Chicago
Cayetano Silva Northwest Side of Chicago
Betty Jackson South Side of Chicago
Margaret Polovchak Northwest Suburb of Chicago
Donna Smith South Side of Chicago
Brian Tobola Southwest Side of Chicago
Sarah Iwema Northwest Suburb of Chicago
Ana Arroyo Southwest Side of Chicago
Linda Engeman South Cook County
If any of these people have the guts to contact me, they can do so at my e-mail address: