December 28, 2009, - 10:43 am
You’d think that with an extremely wealthy family and a father who was the Chairman of the First Bank of Nigeria, Northwest Airlines Flight 253 Islamic terrorist Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab would have the best defense lawyer money can buy . . . and that he or his family would be paying for it.
Miriam L. Siefer: Terrorist Abdulmutallab’s Federal Public Defender Forged Docs in Previous Terror Case
But you’d be wrong. In fact, YOU–the American taxpayer–are paying for his defense. And his federal public defender, Miriam Siefer, has a record of sleaze and unethical behavior . . . some of it illegal.
Over the weekend, I told you about Northwest Airlines Flight 253 Islamic terrorist Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab’s:
* family’s incredible wealth (noting that he’s yet another example debunking the absurd myth that Muslims turn to terrorism because of poverty or lack of opportunity–Nope, it’s because of Islam);
* that he made an eleven-day trip to Houston in August 2008–why? Who did he meet with and where did he go? (the FBI was too busy having Muslim outreach butt-kissing sessions to do the investigations they needed to do before Friday’s attempted attack);
* that a Michigan couple who were on flight 253 say a “sharp-dressed man” helped Abdulmutallab get on the flight without a passport and that a second man was arrested when they got to Detroit;
* that the FBI appears to by lying about Sunday’s second incident on Flight 253–because the “ill businessman” who locked himself in the plane’s bathroom for an hour had no luggage and couldn’t tell authorities why he wanted to go to the U.S.
Now, meet Umar Abdulmutallab’s lawyer, Miriam Siefer, whose salary you are paying.
If the name sounds familiar, that’s because you’ve read about Siefer on this site, before. During the Detroit terror cell case, she represented Karim Koubriti, an Islamic terrorist in a cell, which plotted to blow up the U.S. Air Force Base in Turkey, where U.S. AWACS and Israeli F-16s are based and from where they took off. They also plotted to blow up hotels and casinos in Las Vegas and planned to detonate in Disneyland.
During the course of her “representation” of terrorist Koubriti, Siefer and her fellow public defender, Richard Helfrick a/k/a Rick Helfrick (who will probably also assist her in representing Abdulmutallab), stole the stationery of the then-Chief Judge of the Federal Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, Lawrence Zatkoff, forged Zatkoff’s name, and sent it to another attorney in the case, accusing him of faking invoices (which wasn’t true). That makes at least several federal crimes that I can think of–theft, forgery, impersonating a federal official, mail fraud, etc. but they got away with it.
In an interview, Judge Gerald Rosen, who presided over the Detroit terror cell case, admitted to me that Siefer and Helfrick forged the documents. Then, he berated me for daring to ask about it, saying his court “deals in serious issues.” I guess attorneys in a federal case committing several crimes and impersonating a federal judge, just aren’t serious. In any event, Siefer and Helfrick got away with it, but that doesn’t mean they can’t be grieved to the Michigan Attorney Grievance Commission about it, as anyone–including any of you readers–can file a grievance against them.
And don’t put Siefer’s dirty tricks, and illegal and unethical behavior past her in the Abdulmutallab case either. As I reported on this site, while he was under federal indictment and incarcerated, Siefer got permission from unethical Judge Rosen to get terrorist Koubriti released, so that he could attend a National Lawyers Guild dinner honoring Siefer. Yup, this is the joke of a federal court that will be deciding Mutallab’s fate. And things like this, even a federal jury can’t prevent. Two juries said Koubriti was a terrorist. But now he roams free and is on the fast track to U.S. citizenship, thanks to this forger, Miriam Siefer.
Rather than serving time and getting deported Koubriti will not only soon get U.S. citizenship, but he lives in the Detroit suburb of Southfield, where he has a commercial driver’s license and drives a truck. Yup, exactly the course of citizenship and career path you want for a terrorist.
Yes, it doesn’t matter that two juries said he was a terrorist. Because of forgery by Siefer and outrageous behavior by corrupt Judge Rosen, who is now the Chief Judge for the Eastern District of Michigan where Abdulmutallab’s fate will be decided, they and the Bush Justice Department worked to overturn the verdicts. And Koubriti is free in our midst, about to have all the rights you and I have.
Like I said, don’t put forgery and other similar fraud in this case past her. And don’t put it past the corrupt, incompetent U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Michigan–which helped Koubriti in his quest to stay here and roam free–either. As I noted on Saturday Night, the two Assistant U.S. Attorneys representing the U.S. in this are Jonathon Tukel–who outed a Muslim confidential informant’s identity in order to take revenge on a fellow U.S. Attorney of whom he was jealous, and likely caused the informant’s murder–and Eric M. Straus, who had a dartboard in his office, bearing the face of the Detroit FBI’s top counterterrorism intelligence official, Paul George.
Yet more evidence that America is Desperate But Not Serious.
Exit Question: How many documents do you think Miriam Siefer will forge in the Abdulmutallab case?
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