Click. Justice Not Tempered with Mercy (or intelligence) in Marin County Courts.
by Phil Graf bureau chief, Coast Writers Syndicate


Judge Sutro appoints Serra law firm in Mardeusz case

Justice Not Tempered with Mercy (or intelligence) in Marin County Courts.

EMT team rescues woman from courtroom, rushes her to emergency room.  Judge Verna Adams orders hospitalized woman back in court same afternoon.  DA Vieira commits criminal act.  Public Defender asks for sanctions.
Observation & Opinion, by Phil Graf, bureau chief, 
Coast Writers Syndicate © 2000
[email protected]

San Rafael, Marin County, California, 6/09/00
  - Carol Mardeusz had been having trouble with stress symptoms most of the morning in Judge Verna Adams' court. After lunch, while waiting for a 1:30PM hearing, she collapsed with irregular pulse, elevated blood pressure, numbness in arms & legs and other stress symptoms. By 1:50, an EMT team had rushed her from the civic center to Marin General's emergency room. 

Mardeusz, of Novato, is the mother whose 5-year old daughter, Haleigh, was
ripped from her arms by Rohnert Park police, acting on behalf of Leo Magers,
an admitted drug/alcohol abuser previously arrested on charges of child
molestation. That was nearly five years ago, and the little girl has been under the control and influence of Magers ever since, totally without contact with her mother or any of the Mardeusz family.

Deputy DA Kelly Vieira, acting with supervisor (now DA) Paula Kamena, failed
to prosecute Magers at the time, and ordered evidence destroyed - an unusual
and highly questionable act, according to Dr. F. Uloa, who was ordered to turn over his files to Novato PD officer Brett Gripe.

Vieira is now prosecuting Haleigh's mother, Carol Mardeusz, for "attempted
child abduction" and "perjury." Those charges stem from Mardeusz's attempt to enforce a valid custodial order. Valid paperwork, however, has not seemed to impress Vieira or the Marin court system, where, according to vocal critics
involved in the "broom march" recall movement, civil rights are ignored, the
law is routinely trampled, and false, even non-existent orders are religiously executed by unquestioning automatons who either lack intelligence or fear to question their masters in the judiciary.

Judge Verna Adams, in closed session, denied Mardeusz's motion for
accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act. ADA advisor Ron
Mazzaferro complained that Adams did not base her decision on qualified
medical advice, and would not accept information and evidence which Mardeusz attempted to provide. Judge Adams did not offer any evidence of her qualifications to second-guess the medical professionals who made the ADA diagnosis, nor does it appear that she or any judge has the right to override an ADA diagnosis without following proper procedures.

Legal or commonsense limitations did not seem to concern Judge Adams, who was described as "passive-aggressive" by some observers. All morning, she appeared to be practicing law from the bench, essentially arguing the DA's
case for her, and making rulings without citing valid reasoning or evidence.
Adams even stated that she had instructed the court reporter not to record
Mardeusz's "interruptions." According to ADA advisor and legal researcher Ron Mazzaferro, such "interruptions" are "legally required timely objections."
The effect of the order, he said, was to prevent the record from fairly
representing Marduesz's comments. Mardeusz, who had been a court reporter for 18 years, said that when one person over talked another in court, it was
simply routine to ask for clarification, if needed. She had never been asked
by any judge to avoid recording comments in her transcripts.

The effect of Adam's demeanor and rulings, combined with the ominous presence of Leo Magers, the man who has kept Haleigh Mardeusz away from her mother for nearly five years, and who had threatened to kill mother and child, was taking a toll on Mardeusz. She began having symptoms of stress and physical impairment. She asked for bathroom breaks, twice, citing that she was not feeling well, and had only one kidney. Judge Adams grudgingly allowed her "5 minutes." Observers noted that a woman who was apparently a hireling of the judge or the DA followed Mardeusz out of the courtroom. In the face of this unrelenting legal abuse and bias, and aware of her deteriorating physical condition, Mardeusz told the judge she would like to retain an attorney.

Judge Adams has been consistent in recommending that Mardeusz have an
attorney, as have all the judges who have heard her case. Adams, however,
while acknowledging Mardeusz's right to counsel, refused a recess or
postponement to allow Mardeusz to meet with an attorney, and continued ruling on motions - even though she'd been challenged, and had no legal standing to do so.

Judge Adams ordered a break for lunch, and from about 12:30 to 1:00, I
observed Carol Mardeusz progressively continuing into a stress attack. It was
no fake. Remember, this is a woman who is being threatened with jail for the
"crime" of telling the truth and trying to protect her daughter - a woman who
has not been allowed to see or talk to her own daughter for nearly five years!

DA & Judge abuse authority - put stricken mother at risk  As the EMT team rushed Mardeusz to emergency, deputy DA's Vieira and Coutreau were busily doing all they could to further undermine Mardeusz's ability to defend herself, by getting her tossed in jail. Vieira and Judge Adams were aware that Doctor Theresa Black had written the court to advise that Mardeusz should not be subjected to continuous legal proceedings. They knew that Mardeusz has been diagnosed with a type of stress which requires reasonable accommodations: not over-scheduling court appearances, having a camcorder in the courtroom, and allowing time for Mardeusz to review the
proceedings. None of these accommodations have been allowed.

Demonstrating the level of compassion and humanity for which the DA's office has become famous, they asked for an arrest warrant because Mardeusz had missed her 1:30 p.m. appearance by virtue of being in the care of an EMT team.

I am not making this up! DA's Coutreau and Vieira, having observed 6 EMT's
take Mardeusz out of the building in a gurney, demanded an arrest warrant! 

Judge Adams hesitated, ever so slightly. She had seen Mardeusz in court,
before she collapsed in the hall. Adams was well aware that the EMT team had
taken Mardeusz to emergency. In an unrelated case, heard earlier, the
defendant had not shown up, nor been in contact with her attorney or the
court. Judge Adams put that matter over, and did not issue a warrant or set
bail, saying "It sounds to me like [defendant] has an emergency which she has
to deal with." 

In contrast, with no consideration for the possible condition of the collapsed Mardeusz; with callous disregard for the processes or opinions of medical professionals; and ignoring the presence of commute traffic between Marin General and the Civic Center, Judge Adams commanded that Mardeusz
re-appear in court that same afternoon at 4:00 PM. She issued a bench warrant
for Mardeusz, to be issued if she did not appear. Mardeusz has been called to
court over 40 times, and has never missed a court appearance, except for
medical reasons. As if to emphasize her bias against this defendant, Adams
set bail at $50,000! There are drug dealers and muggers who get lesser bail!
By her order, issued at about 2:20 PM, Judge Adams forced Mardeusz to come
back to court at 4:00 PM, not allowing enough time for her to be adequately
seen at Marin General. There was no telephone or radio contact with the
hospital. When she learned what had happened, Mardeusz left emergency, over the doctor's objections. The DA sent a woman to serve the warrant for her to appear, and that person didn't show at the hospital until it would've been
too late for Mardeusz to get back to court in time, if that had been her
first knowledge that, unbelievably, she had been rescheduled for the same

Mardeusz's supporters got there ahead of the DA's process server, knowing
she'd be jailed if she didn't appear. They got her out of emergency, & back
to court in time, though she could barely walk, even with help.

DA's criminal act - Public Defender asks for Sanctions

An unidentified woman, apparently one of the DA's hirelings, entered the
courtroom with papers which were not inside an envelope. She gave them to
DA's Vieira and Coutreau, who read them. ADA counselor Mazzaferro loudly and strenuously objected, asking, "Do you have her confidential medical records? That is illegal! Turn them over, or I'll make a citizen's arrest!" At that
point, the judge & bailiffs came in. After reading and commenting on
Mardeusz's confidential medical records, the DA's gave them over to Judge

In court, Mardeusz was semi-collapsed at the table, unable to keep her head
up. She wasn't hearing well, and could only mumble replies. Judge Adams asked her if she had a medical excuse for being absent at the 1:30 hearing. Sandra Sgorbati, a registered nurse who had volunteered to attend Mardeusz,
attempted to explain the condition of her stricken patient. In a further
travesty on humanity, Judge Adams asked RN Sgorbati for her license.

Public Defender Jay Ruskin had been present to announce that Mardeusz was
eligible for a court appointed attorney, but that because of a confidential
conflict of interest, an outside attorney would need to be appointed. Observing the DA's actions, Ruskin said that despite his limited role, he was moved to object to the DA's illegal act, and asked the judge to reserve sanctions for the illegal acquisition and reading of confidential medical records.

Judge Verna Adams, addressing the collapsed Carol Mardeusz, who could not
hear or see her, recalled the bench warrant, and set aside the bail. Then she
said, "I hope you feel better, Ms. Mardeusz." 

Leo Magers, the self confessed cocaine user, alleged child molester, and the
man who threatened to kill Mardeusz ".and her two brats" had done his job.
His presence is one of the triggers which helps set up Mardeusz for these
attacks, and the DA knows exactly what they are doing when they (apparently)
bring him in. It seemed clear that the whole process was geared to put 
Mardeusz in jail, cost her money, and possibly create enough additional
stress to land her in the hospital. - or the grave. Judge Adams and the DA's
team exhibited all the common sense and compassion of a clump of dirt.

The question remains, WHERE is Haleigh Mardeusz-Magers?  WHY is the DA
protecting Leo Magers and persecuting Carol Mardeusz? How, in good
conscience, could any judge who claims an ounce of compassion or a fragment of common sense, not order the appearance of this little girl in court?

This biased, abusive, coercive treatment of mother and daughter is
outrageous. Where are the protective officers and agencies who are sworn to
defend the defenseless, and protect the innocent? Haleigh and her mom have
been separated for too long. It's high time for someone to take action to rescue Haleigh and reunite her with her mother. Even if all the allegations of sexual abuse regarding the father cannot be substantiated (not a conclusion suggested by the evidence), it is still unconscionable for mother and daughter to be severed from one another.

The Broom Marchers of the recall movement are right. There needs to be a
clean sweep in this corrupt, arrogant DA's office and the courts. Marin
residents need to rise up in righteous indignation, for what can be done to
one, can be done to all

Coast Writers Syndicate
707 823-9059 Sources available upon request.


Star-Wars, Aurorae and the Solar Wind (10th June 1999.44 a.d.)
by Steve Reed © 2000

Yesterday, an interactive, internet news-service sent me a bulletin containing the following item:

> writes
>>Today's NewsGrid: The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is bracing for the likely arrival of a major geomagnetic storm and possible auroral activity over the next few days. IT'S DANGEROUS! Click.  Or, click to read article pasted on this page.

I replied,

"Thanks, Kate; but the cat's out of the bag, as far as the Russians are concerned.

HAARP now has nothing to lose from experimenting openly. It only remains for the Pentagon to furnish a credible, alternative, innocent explanation. Could this be it?"

The previous month,

> wrote:

And, about one month before that, I submitted the following article to Kate’s "NewsGrid".

An extraordinary display of the Aurora Borealis, around 23.00 hrs GMT, onApril 6th 2000, has been said, by the BBC, to coincide with a period of enhanced, solar sunspot-activity, during which an increase in the electrical charge of the solar wind would be expected to produce ionospheric effects of this nature.

The cycles of sunspot-activity, however, to which the BBC refers, are about eleven years in length - the current one has been going on for more than six years - and no other, comparable display of the Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) has been noted during that time. Neither the Royal Greenwich Observatory nor the Nautical Almanac Office, furthermore, has been able to confirm that any temporary increase in the electrical charge of the solar wind was noted on the night in question.

Until such confirmation is received, it might be worth bearing in mind that, according to Vankin and Whalen ("Conspiracies", Parragon, 1998) "200 miles east of Anchorage, Alaska, near the town of Gakona, the Pentagon has erected a powerful transmitter designed to beam more than three gigawatts of energy into the upper reaches of the atmosphere".

Vankin and Whalen continue:

"Known as Project HAARP (High-frequency Active Auroral Research Program) the $30 million experiment involves the world's largest 'ionospheric heater', a prototype device designed to zap the skies hundreds of miles above the earth with high-frequency radio-waves."

"Why", V+W go on, "irradiate the charged particles of the ionosphere (which, when energised by natural processes, make up the lovely and famous phenomenon known as the Northern Lights)?"

"According to the U.S. Navy and Air Force, co-sponsors of the project," V+W tell us, "its purpose is to observe the complex, natural variations of Alaska's ionosphere and to develop new communications and surveillance technologies which will enable the military to send signals to nuclear submarines and to peer deep underground."

As V+W also say, however, opponents of HAARP, believe that its applications may range "from Star Wars missile-defence schemes to weather-modification plots, and perhaps even mind-control experiments".

The evidence for these doubts, about the Pentagon's intentions, consists essentially of a patent (#4 686 605) held, since the Reagan era, by ARCO Power Technologies Inc. (APTI) - the ARCO subsidiary contracted to build the HAARP facility. This patent describes the invention, by Texas physicist, Bernard J Eastlund, of a "fantastic offensive and defensive weapon" (V+W quoting Eastlund) which "would heat plumes of charged particles in the ionosphere...making it possible to selectively disrupt the microwave transmissions of satellites and cause interference with, and even total disruption of, communications over a large portion of the earth [...] it would also facilitate missile or aircraft destruction, deflection or confusion, by lifting large regions of the atmosphere to an unexpectedly high altitude."

V+W also say that "the patent states that weather modification is possible by [...] altering upper atmospheric wind-patterns or altering solar absorption patterns, through the construction of one or more plumes of particles which will act as a lens to focus vast amounts of sunlight on selected portions of the earth."

The remarkable red and green auroral plumes, which were seen, throughout the eastern portion of the northern hemisphere, on the night of April 6th last, certainly require, in my opinion, some more quantitative and time-specific explanation than the bald statement that "we are going through a period of enhanced sunspot-activity".

During the weeks following the aurora-sighting of April 6th, I assembled "preliminary" (unchecked) data, for April 2000, from the Ulysses and ACE satellites, which I downloaded from their respective, web-sites. These data are summarized in figures (A) and (B) which are presented as downloaded. My analysis of them follows.

Aurora Borealis (5.4.00)

I have been unable to obtain plots of relevant ACE-data for the periods immediately preceding, or succeeding, the week of the exceptional display of the northern lights (on 5th April 2000, from 22.00 hrs to 00.00 hrs GMT) and it seems that the plots, I have been able to find, were placed on the ACE web-site specifically in order to account for the display in question, or, as the title page says, "the current geo-magnetic storm-level".

These (ACE) plots, so their captions assert, were "created: 2000-04-07" (i.e. on 7th April) and are only of "estimated" data. This latter assertion may account for the fact that data for the whole of the 7th April also appears on the plots, but it leaves certain, rather more fundamental, questions unanswered.

Unexceptional data, from the Ulysses satellite (which is in a solar orbit between those of Mars and Jupiter) indicates that there was no general, unusually great effusion of solar particles and radiation during April. As can be seen from figure (A) which shows graphically the electrical strength of the solar wind, at that distance from the Sun, over the 12 months to April, the pattern of peaks and troughs, for April, is very similar to that registered for each of the preceding months. A general, sudden increase in solar output, of course, would be unprecedented (and very disquieting)

If, therefore, the auroral display on the 5th was due to an increase in the strength of the solar wind, during that period, then it would have been caused, in the usual way, by the extension of a solar flare specifically in the direction of the Earth.

The effect of a suitably oriented solar flare, on the Earth's upper atmosphere, is threefold.

Firstly - travelling at the speed of light and striking our ionosphere just a few seconds after the emergence of the flare, there is a burst of electro-magnetic (e-m) ionising (ion-creating) radiation. The creation of ions, or electrically-charged atoms, results from the removal (or addition) of electrical charges from (or to) previously uncharged atoms; thus, the process occurring, when a burst of ionising radiations impinges on the upper atmosphere, is the liberation, from one another, of (negatively-charged) electrons and positively-charged atomic nuclei (or "cat-ions") containing one or more protons.

The plotted data, from the ACE-satellite - see figure (B) - which is positioned only 1 million km upwind, so to speak, of the Earth, shows the onset of April's magnetic storm in the form of an instantaneous increase, at 16.00 hrs, on the 4th, of the numbers of free electrons present - as might be expected - but the high value suddenly attained, at 16.00 hrs, then declines uniformly, to the pre-16.00 hrs level, over the next three days, showing neither of the further two fluctuations, which a solar flare would be expected to induce.

Moreover, it is not possible to liberate electrons from uncharged atoms without imparting an equal and opposite charge to those atoms, and yet the "proton" (cat-ion) traces, on the ACE plots, do not show an increase which corresponds exactly with the leap in the electron-trace. There is a slight delay in the increase in the "proton"-count, and the increase, when it comes, can be accounted for by the second wave of flare-emission.

Secondly - beginning about one hour after the arrival of the initial e-m pulse - a wave of (positively-charged) atomic nuclei arrive at the ionosphere, travelling at speeds of up to one-fiftieth that of light, the heaviest species arriving first. The impact of their combined mass, upon the atoms of the upper atmosphere, causes a second, even more marked, surge of ionisation, accompanied by a sustained burst of e-m radiations (also generated by atomic collisions) right across the spectrum, from short-wave radio-, to gamma-emissions.

The ACE plots of "protons per sq. cm" are completely consistent with the advent of the second wave of the effects of a solar flare: beginning at about 17.00 hrs - about one hour after the leap in electron-numbers noted above - four, of the five, "proton" (positive ion, or cat-ion) traces start to rise steeply. The numbers of the least numerous (heaviest) cat-ions increase first, and increase most. Then, at two-hourly intervals, the numbers, respectively, in each of the succeeding four weight-categories, begin to increase - but each successive one by a lesser amount - so that, by 01.00 hrs on 6.4.00, all the "proton" traces have combined, at the pre-storm level of the most frequently-occurring (lightest) cationic particles (i.e simple protons, or hydrogen nuclei)

The electron-trace, however, declines gradually, throughout this period, as though no ionisation at all were occurring.

Thirdly - and most significantly, as the cause of magnetic storms and auroral displays, about 30 hrs after the initial burst of radiation from the solar flare, the Earth's upper atmosphere receives a bombardment of (positively-charged) protons and (negatively-charged) electrons from the Sun. In the ensuing melee, negatively-charged and positively-charged particles, of both atmospheric and solar origin, combine together,

in exceptional quantities, emitting photons (packets of light-energy) in the process, giving us the famous Aurorae (Borealis and Australis)

The ACE, cat-ion plots show this third wave of solar emission too. At about 01.00 hrs, on 5th April (according to the "EPAM" proton-frequency graph) the steep increase in cat-ion-numbers, which eventually combines all five traces in one line, comes to an end. The traces remain combined, and they continue to rise gently, for a further 21 hrs, until, right on cue, at 22.00 hrs. on the 5th, they begin to diverge - the two, representing the heavier cat-ions, continuing more-or-less level, and the three, representing the lighter ones, rising more-or-less steeply, once again.

The electron-trace continues its gradual decline, however, exhibiting not so much as a blip to account for the numbers of electrons which must have flooded into the ionosphere at this point.

It was during the two hours after 22.00, on the 5th, that an exceptional display of the northern lights was seen, reaching, from the northern horizon, to the zenith of the sky. The southern heavens were black and starry, clearly demarcated by the termination of the northern glow, and all the north was bright. By 22.30, The Plough, Polaris and Capella could only just be seen, as though at dawn, through films of light, which shifted strangely, seeming now to vibrate rapidly, now to wave languidly, deceiving the eye.

Never, from southern England, have I seen them shine so strongly, reach so high, or show such colours. At 23.00, red and green columns formed, extending almost overhead; but, in twenty minutes, they had faded, and, by midnight, the glow had shrunk towards the Pole, no brighter than the midnight daylight seen, from here, in June.

Some features, of both the cat-ion, and the electron, traces, illustrate very well the effects of a solar flare on the Earth's upper atmosphere; and the cat-ion-traces correlate well with observations of the aurora borealis made from the Earth's surface, but there is a lack of co-ordination between the two sets of ACE-data.

Although the timing of the three waves of solar emission is impeccably demonstrated, firstly on the electron-trace, and secondly and thirdly on the cat-ion-traces, the first wave is not shown on the cat-ion-traces and the second and third waves are not shown on the electron-trace.

What are we to make of this? Could it be that this special ACE web-page, designed to account for "the current geo-magnetic storm-level", has been concocted, using data from typical magnetic disturbances, which occurred at some other time, in order to conceal the fact that the stupendous aurora borealis, seen on the night of the 5th

April, was not the result of a solar flare, but of a classified ionospheric experiment of the kind known to be performed at the HAARP facility, at Gakona, in Alaska?

And were the talks, between Russians and Americans, about "anti-missile defence-systems", hurriedly convened in Moscow, last week, at all connected with such an experiment? Even the BBC was willing to reveal that the installations which are causing the Russians so much concern are in Alaska. What is not mentioned is the nature of these installations and the method of anti-missile defence which, it appears, they were designed to develop.

But Vankin and Whalen’s information seems reliable: it is certainly very specific and it may apply, not only to the true purpose of the HAARP Facility, and thus to the subject of the discussions in Moscow, but also to the unprecedented Aurora Borealis of the 5th.

The ACE laboratories at Caltech say that "verified data", for the solar wind in April, will not be available until mid-July. It will be interesting to see what this "verified", data indicates.

USGS Issues Geomagnetic Storm Alert

Source: United States Geological Survey
Date:  Posted 6/9/2000

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is bracing for the likely arrival of a major geomagnetic storm and possible auroral activity over the next few days.

While it is geomagnetic storms that give rise to the beautiful Northern lights, they can also pose a serious threat for commercial and military satellite operators, power companies, astronauts, and they can even shorten the life of oil pipelines in Alaska by increasing pipeline corrosion.

Space Weather sources at NOAA/NASA indicate that a series of major solar flares and a subsequent full-halo coronal mass ejection (CME) was observed at 9:30 a.m. Eastern Time on June 6. The location of the flare and direction of the CME make it a near certainty that the ejected material will reach the Earth within the next 24 hours. Thus, it should produce geomagnetic activity and a resulting aurora that may be visible at mid-latitudes, and could continue for several days.

Geomagnetic storms occur when plasma, a hot ionized gas of charged particles produced by eruptions on the Sun, impacts the Earth's magnetic field causing it to fluctuate wildly. These fluctuations cause currents to flow in conductors on the ground and in space. Solar eruptions can produce billions of tons of plasma traveling at speeds in excess of a million miles an hour.

The USGS provides valuable geomagnetic data to a wide variety of users and organizations that are affected by geomagnetic storms. The agency operates a network of 14 magnetic observatories that continuously monitor the Earth's magnetic field. The data are collected in near-real time via satellite to a downlink center located in Golden, Colo., and provided to numerous customers including NOAA's Space Environment Center and the U.S. Air Force Space Command Center.


Plots of the data from USGS observatories can be seen on-line at:

Editor's Note: The original news release can be found at

Note: This story has been adapted from a news release issued by United States Geological Survey for journalists and other members of the public. If you wish to quote from any part of this story, please credit United States Geological Survey as the original source. You may also wish to include the following link in any citation:



Judge Sutro appoints Serra law firm in Mardeusz case
Observation & Opinion, by Phil Graf, bureau chief, 
Coast Writers Syndicate © 2000

San Rafael, 6/14/00 (CWS) - Over the objections of deputy district attorney
Girard Coutreau, Judge John Sutro appointed Nedra Ruiz, of the Tony Serra law firm (San Francisco), to represent Carol Mardeusz, the mother who to date,
has single-handedly battled the Marin court system for over a year and more
than 40 court appearances. Mardeusz, whose ordeal led her to fire her public defender and disqualify nearly every Marin judge in her fight to preserve her rights and freedom, was eager to accept the help of the well-known Serra firm. Ruiz, who has over 25 years experience, commented, "This case will be won. Whether as a dismissal on the procedures, which are seriously flawed, or in front of a jury, this case will be won. Carol Mardeusz is innocent, and she should never have been charged. These charges and procedures seem to indicate that there is something else behind all this."

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) advisor Ron Mazzaferro commented on the discernible improvement in the atmosphere of the entire court, as Ruiz rose to champion the beleaguered mother of two daughters, who has not been allowed to see, telephone or write to her younger daughter, Haleigh for over 5 years, from the time she was 5 to the present. No one else in the Mardeusz family has seen Haleigh, but passport records indicate that her biological father, Leo Magers, took her out of the U.S. on several occasions. On one trip to Switzerland, Magers changed the child's name, after being denied the name
change by U.S, officials. Yet officials in both Marin and Sonoma have done
nothing to assess the welfare of the child and reassure her maternal relatives.

Judge Sutro ordered that Mardeusz not file any papers, except through Ruiz, a
ruling which raised a chuckle from observers. The Mardeusz file is thicker
than most murder cases - though few have actually seen the file, which has
been kept under tight control by the court system.

DA Paula Kamena's office has refused throughout, to comment on the unusual
case, where the defendant was never properly arraigned, was kept from seeing her own file by a succession of judges, and has been harassed by a series of unnecessary warrants for her arrest - including one arrest which dragged her, untreated from Marin General Emergency Room.

Arrest warrants are only needed when a defendant is a flight risk. The only
times Mardeusz has not appeared in court have been those times when she was in the hospital, due to the traumatic stress brought on by concern about her daughter, coupled with the unrelenting attack of deputy DA Kelly Vieira and District Attorney Paula Kamena, who are believed to have repeatedly
manipulated evidence, files, grand jurors, and even judges, as surrogates to
place Mardeusz under severe mental, emotional and physical pressure. 

Even some court clerks and bailiffs have shown prejudice toward Mardeusz.
Supervising Sergeant D. Frey was observed on June 9, interfering with the
duties of Sandra Sgorbati, a registered nurse who was attending to Mardeusz
prior to her being taken in a gurney out of the civic center by an EMT team. Frey also manhandled Sgorbati, causing bruises on her arm. Sgorbati has not filed charges, but declared that she might do so.

"Sgt. Frey interfered with my duties to my patient, and was very rough and
rude. He was not only prejudiced and unprofessional, he put Carol at added
risk. This is unforgivable. I don't think people like that belong in a position of authority in a public place like the court system, where officers are supposed to be supportive and have some public relations skills."

Frey was also observed and overheard attempting to get EMT personnel to make derogatory statements about Mardeusz's condition. He was heard reporting to deputy DA Vieira, "Sorry, Kelly, I couldn't get what you wanted."

Marduesz's  next appearance is June 26, when the balance of her motions will be heard by Judge Verna Adams, assuming she has not recused herself or been disqualified for prejudice prior to that date.

© 2000, Coast Writers Syndicate
707 823-9059 Sources available upon request.