Orlando, FL, February 8, 2017 (Newswire.com) - Frank Amodeo, who resides at Coleman Correctional in Florida, spends his time helping other inmates with their legal cases. His mania driven energy allows him to review thousands of cases and identify the many flaws prevalent in the U.S. justice system.
One of Amodeo's quasi-clients, Donovan Davis Jr. was convicted of a $17 million Ponzi scheme in 2015. A charge that Davis Jr. adamantly denies.
"Once a person is convicted, that person loses all credibility. This is true even if the person is actually innocent. This prejudice causes the most egregious prosecutorial misconduct to remain hidden."
For the purpose of receiving a significantly lower sentence, Damien Bromfield, one of the two partners who recruited Davis Jr. and his family to be investors, untruthfully testified to implicate Davis Jr. in a scheme to defraud. Despite the fact that Bromfield's fraud existed before Davis Jr. became an investor.
Amodeo, in reviewing Davis Jr.'s case, discovered that the government knew their key witness, Bromfield, was being untruthful. Specifically, years prior to Davis Jr.'s criminal trial, Bromfield participated in multiple meetings with Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA) Roger B. Handberg. During those meetings Bromfield, while turning over a significant amount of money as restitution for the victims, also reported his business partner Blayne Davis's (no relation to Davis Jr.) theft.
After reading excerpts from Davis Jr.'s trial transcripts, Amodeo identified that Bromfield torpedoed Davis Jr.'s defense at trial when Bromfield claimed he did not know AUSA Handberg. Bromfield destroyed Davis Jr.'s ability to convey to the jury the disposition of the investor funds. This not only ruined Davis Jr.'s viable defense, but the investors only chance to learn the fate of their investments.
The government has a constitutional duty to notify the court when a witness lies at trial. The government knew that Bromfield lied, but remained silent to ensure that Davis Jr. was convicted.
"Once a person is convicted, that person loses all credibility," says Frank Amodeo. "This is true even if the person is actually innocent. This prejudice causes the most egregious prosecutorial misconduct to remain hidden."
The prosecutors knew that Bromfield lied about not knowing AUSA Handberg; yet they remained silent at trial preventing Davis Jr. from presenting his defense. Shortly after Davis Jr. was sentenced to 17 years, four witnesses (three whom were located by the defense and one who was located by IRS agents) came forward revealing that Bromfield admitted to lying at Davis Jr.'s trial with the government's knowledge. However, after Davis Jr. brought the government's misconduct to the court's attention, presiding U.S. District Court Judge Carlos E. Mendoza ignored these new facts, effectively burying the government's fraud.
About Frank Amodeo
Over the last five years, Amodeo has become arguably the most prolific and successful advocate for incorrectly sentenced prisoners. He has been responsible for correcting 631 sentences saving the inmates over 1,600 years of unneeded imprisonment and saving the American taxpayers nearly $70 million. Amodeo defends the poor, the pathetic, and the wronged for free, and he does so in the tradition of the classic American hero; outgunned, outnumbered, and without reward.
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United States v. Donovan Davis, Jr.
Case No. 6:14-cr-00043-CEM-DCI-2
Charles Rahn - Legal Guardian of Frank Amodeo
Source: AQMI Foundations