December 28, 2009, - 10:43 am

Abdulmutallab’s Lawyer is Public Defender Who Forged Documents in Detroit Terror Cell Trial

By Debbie Schlussel

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.

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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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32 Responses

Watching Napolitano on TV this morning, besides getting a boner…aren’t these democratic women just too sexy…tell we citizens that this bad guy got on the plane due to Bush’s old and now so obviously out dated rules and regulations…gosh, I feel more than safe, especially after you tell us how outstanding and principled these lawyers up there in Detroit land…wait a minute, didn’t their Major, another lawyer, lose his job and cost the remaining slaves in Detroit over $5 million for his pants coming down to do one of his fellow hos?

Is anybody left up there building cars? Gosh, I love Obama and his pals!

RJ on December 28, 2009 at 12:15 pm

RJ, Janet “the Lesbionic Woman” Napolitano is leaving for Israel but don’t expect the TSA to adopt profiling and repealing a bone headed regulation that strips passengers of the ability to stop terrorists from committing mayhem.

As for the courts in the Eastern District of Michigan, perhaps Abdulmuttalab wasn’t stupid… he knew he’d be taken into custody in a part of the country where Islamic terrorism isn’t taken all that seriously. So we’ll see in the year ahead if “the fix” is in fact in.

NormanF on December 28, 2009 at 12:33 pm

Debbie – great Exit Question and I have another. Does anybody think Siefer will stop at just forgery this time? With O’stupid and Holder at the helm, anything is possible. Just remember what happened with the new black panthers case from the last election.

Jarhead on December 28, 2009 at 12:41 pm

All I can think to say after that Debbie is will it be any wonder when citizens of the US get enough of this and begin to found community organizing of their own?/ to correct the blantant crimes being commited by these idiot sleaze bag judges, lawyers and pols!

zippy on December 28, 2009 at 1:22 pm

    American Citizens are fed up and have started to form various “Community Organizations” to protest our Governments incompetance and treasonous behavior. There are also a few citizens, (investigative journalists mostly )who have gone undercover to infiltrate Mosques and organizations like ACORN and SEIU. Self appointed spies and Whistleblowers can be particularly effective if the are willing to takes some risks.

    James In Texas on January 9, 2010 at 9:26 am

So, I guess the terrorists knew what they were doing when they hit on a flight to Detroit. I’m sure they knew about the pathetic legal system in the Detroit area.

Little Al on December 28, 2009 at 2:19 pm

The location of this incident was apparently no accident. I wonder if an insanity defense will be attempted.

Worry01 on December 28, 2009 at 2:41 pm

    In fact any Muslim can claim to be insane simply because of his belief system.

    Holder actually wants KSM and his goons to go free as a snub to the real Americans like us. An added advantage would be for income it will produce for his liberal pals in NYC I mean the share from $ 100 mil !! Its all a game of redistribution.

    American you unleashed a devil upon yourself by electing a Muslim President

    Rishi on January 10, 2010 at 9:29 am

The picture of Siefer is so close to “The Joker” face without retouching that it’s downright scary.

S: HA! DS

Stymie on December 28, 2009 at 8:42 pm

What we need is to have ALL terrorists sent to Gitmo, and be given military tribunals, NOT civilian trials.

And what the H@#$ is that “lawyer” doing still practicing?

Our “system” is SO very badly broken.

yonason on December 28, 2009 at 10:25 pm

“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.”

Why would his family pay for his defense? Debbie Schlussel, his daddy said that the family lost contact with Abulmutallab, and the daddy himself warned the U.S. embassy about his rogue son. Schlussel, Abdulmutallab is an adult. His family has zero obligation to pay for his defense.

“But you’d be wrong. In fact, YOU–the American taxpayer–are paying for his defense.” Good.

“Nope, it’s because of Islam);” – And yet his daddy, a Muslim, warned the U.S. government about this plot. This is “because of Islam” the same way that McVeigh was “because of Christianity.”

As for the rest, I looked through Google news and couldn’t find anything about any forged documents in regards to Miriam L. Siefer and forged documents. Doing a google search, the only sites that make the accusation are redstatesusa and your own site.

Kantav Doitsu on December 29, 2009 at 7:49 pm

Bill Jones
As with all government programs, this one has deteriorated quickly over time. When the “terrorists R Them” brand was first launched in a major way on 9/11,(after a few test market tries), they at least did a superficially plausible job of producing a credible threat. Each new product roll-out has been increasingly laughable and this latest one proves that the CIA/FBI really need new material. The traditional approach to a marketing problem like this would be to keep a low profile for a while- maybe a year or so, and the re-launch the brand with a spectacular new offering.
It will of course be tempting to do this before the election, for maximum impact it should of course be afterward. It will be interesting to see how they handle it.

Bilejones on December 30, 2009 at 5:01 pm

I’ve never seen a President — I don’t care who he is — stand up to them. It just boggles the mind. They always get what they want. The Israelis know what is going on all the time. I got to the point where I wasn’t writing anything down. If the American people understood what a grip these people have got on our government, they would RISE UP IN ARMS. Our citizens certainly don’t have any idea what goes on.”

Thomas H. Moorer
(1912 – 2004)
Admiral,
US Navy & Chairman,
Joint Chiefs of Staff during interview on
24 August 1983.

Mihail on December 30, 2009 at 8:41 pm

The “blind sheikh” had sleazy hate-America leftist lawyer Lynne Stewart. Saddam Hussein had sleazy hate-America leftist lawyer Ramsey Clark. And now … the Christmas Day bomber has sleazy hate-America leftist lawyer Miriam Siefer.(All on your taxpayer-funded dime.)

Anybody noticing a pattern?

But don’t question their patriotism!

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EricTheRedVM on December 31, 2009 at 2:57 pm

I don’t think it matters how many documents this lawyer will forge. What matters is why she’s still allowed to practice and why Rosen remains on the bench if all of these allegations are true because they are but symptoms of the problem festering from the top down – that someone who is in this country under dubious legality after trying to roast his nuts on an airplane isn’t being tried by the military as a terrorist; oh, wait, not being tried as an “unprivileged enemy belligerent” instead of being coddled on the taxpayer’s dime. And that the U.S. is now trading terrorists for hostages and the jihadists are rejoicing.

They have always walked amongst us. Now they not just walk, they strut in broad daylight. And Michiganistan and America deserve better than this. The only way things are going to change for truly the better is to get rid of the progressive liberal stranglehold on this country, the results of which are best demonstrated by what has happened to the poster child of the Democrat’s “Model Cities” program, the (ghost) city of Detroit. At least 80-90% of government “officials” or “representatives” in this country need to be given the boot and replaced with adherents to both the Constitution and common sense. Starting with the 2010 elections.

Joan of Snark on January 1, 2010 at 1:09 pm

how about if janet (don’t call it terrorism or them terrorist) nappy flies there on a commercial flight, makes the time of departure known, then has security check little old ladies while waving terrorist looking types through? my guess is that would be the safest flight ever, the jihadists are way to smart to destroy such a valuable asset/enabler.

shorething on January 5, 2010 at 8:29 am

Although my concern for terrorism is quite high as well, all you finger-pointers amuse me. Your name calling is exactly that, name calling, and quite laughable too.

Is it just me, or is the too-far right and too-far left are conspiracy theorists? (more the right from my experience) Anyhow, the fact that we actually live in the safest times of all humanity shouldn’t put your scared selves at ease. Keep up the scariness, I’m having a good laugh here!

CT on January 5, 2010 at 9:22 pm

    Hey there CT,

    I like what you said, what is your phone number, I want to $%^&*( you a couple of times. You sound like a real progressive, look me up sometime when you are in Washington, we can have a beer together, wink wink.

    Barney Frank on January 9, 2010 at 3:30 am

Why is this sleazy attorney still practicing? She should have had her license revoked a long time ago. People like this corrupt attorney give the entire profession a bad name. This whole “trial” is going to be a very large — and unfunny — joke. How can this guy get a Jury of his peers.” His peers are Muslims. How many people will serve on this jury anyway –exposing themselves and their loved ones to an avenging terrorist?

Evelyn W Voehringer on January 8, 2010 at 5:02 pm

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MICHAEL,

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THE UNDERWEAR BOMBER IS CIA OPERATIVE, AND WILL BE ACQUITTED.

FAR MORE IMPORTANT DESTINY OF USA TO POST.

DANGER! MICHAEL. WATCH OUT IN LONG TERM. COMRADE OBAMA IS VERY DANGEROUS. ADMIRE BALLS OF STEEL YOU EXHIBIT NIGHTLY.

CANNOT IDENTIFY SELF. CANNOT CALL.

YOUR PROPHETIC INSIGHTS HAVE BEEN VERIFIED REPEATEDLY. GOOD WORK. GOD TALKS AND YOU LISTEN. NEVER BELIEVE OTHERWISE.

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KEEP TALKING AND DONT GIVE UP,

GOD BLESS

MARK OF THE BEAST on January 8, 2010 at 8:28 pm

Thanks for this article – mainstream press should be covering this. People should have free defense attorneys when they have no resources to pay for their own attorneys. Apparently this guy’s dad is loaded with riches. Everyone needs an attorney….I just don’t like being a tax payer that pays for this sort of absolute nonsense.

I’m beginning to feel sick about this country…I may go vomit…

Sam

Sam on January 8, 2010 at 9:16 pm

I heard this guy was paid by the Union to flatten the Chrysler plant for the Insurance money.

Pahale on January 8, 2010 at 11:36 pm

“that Muslims turn to terrorism because of poverty or lack of opportunity–Nope, it’s because of Islam);”

lol.. it’s because of deadly felony stupid US foreign policy.

GovtFlu on January 9, 2010 at 6:30 pm

BTW, MARK OF THE BEAST. FRIGGIN’ HILARIOUS.

CompleteWacko on January 12, 2010 at 8:39 am

I keep praying when the first Muslim strikes for real, a liberal is sitting right in the middle, then they can blame Bush again and again until they reach maximun orgasmic state.

Bill on January 25, 2010 at 4:10 pm

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